Be the change you want to see in the media
Make the media more diverse by providing affordable and safe accommodation for interns who would otherwise struggle to take up media internships due to financial constraints.
Award-winning scheme trusted by leading newsrooms and funders
Georgina Henry Award for innovation 2019
NatWest Back Her Business Crowdfunder 2019
Future of News Fund 2020
The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation 2019
Bridging the gap
The lack of class and regional diversity in UK media has been a persistent issue, which is only getting worse, and that's why we are here to help.
Established journalists and media professionals are already a key support for students as trusted reference points. Unlocking the potential of your spare room you can not just contribute warm words of encouragement but a place to stay and a launchpad for someone’s career.
We know that working in any industry can sometimes leave you feeling like a cog in a wheel but now you can make a real difference with minimal commitment.
Ready to host, what’s next?
By providing access to your spare room to interns who need it, you are improving access to opportunities for young people, and making their career move possible. You’re also widening the pool of applicants that news organisations can hire = more diverse colleagues, and hopefully a more inclusive work culture.
Still unsure? We gotcha
We understand that everyone’s living and working situation is unique, which is why we have gone to great lengths to make sure host-mentorship is a scheme that is really easy to take part in and offers huge rewards for both the host and intern.
We try as hard as possible to answer all the many questions you’re likely to have in our FAQs but we know nothing beats a friendly face or picking up the phone. No reservation or concern is too small - believe us, we’ve heard it all. Don’t worry, even after a chat, if you still feel host-mentorship isn’t for you, we won’t push it, but if we can reassure or clarify queries you’ve got, we’re keen to!