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News  /  9th November 2023

APL Media has launched The Travel Media Awards Step Up Internship Programme 


APL Media has launched The Travel Media Awards Step Up Internship Programme 

The Travel Media Awards Step Up is a new internship programme launched in partnership with APL Media, Finn Partners, Intrepid Travel and TTG Media, which aims to drive diversity and inclusion in the travel media industry. 

Maria Pieri, editorial director of APL Media, said: “The Travel Media Awards is committed to recognising the importance of cultivating and uplifting people from different backgrounds to strengthen the industry by better reflecting the diversity within the UK. To this end, we are excited to be launching Step Up with our industry partners and look forward to welcoming applications for this new scheme.” 

Step Up will be advertised across the UK and two candidates will be chosen to join our partner companies in London for paid internship positions in summer 2024. Step Up interns will receive a further six months of mentoring and will be invited to join us next year at the Travel Media Awards 2024, leading to a promising career in travel media. 

What does the scheme offer? 

Two candidates will be selected for the following:   

  • A two-month paid internship in London in summer 2024. One month will be spent learning about PR with either FINN Partners or Intrepid Travel; the other month will be spent learning about journalism and publishing at TTG Media or APL Media. 
  • Six months of mentoring via Zoom (6 x 1hr). 

Who can enter?  

The TMA Step Up programme is open to anyone aged 18+ who can demonstrate a passion for travel media and identifies as coming from an under-represented demographic. Applicants must be UK residents and have the right to work.  

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]  

Registration is open now, find out more by clicking here.