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Sports Media Trainee Programme 2019-2020 open for applications

The World Curling Federation is pleased to be offering its Sports Media Trainee Programme for another year.

The Sports Media Trainee Programme was established in 2012. It is designed to give aspiring young sports journalists and photographers from around the world the opportunity to gain valuable media experience at international sporting events.

The work of the trainee journalists and photographers will be published on the World Curling Federation website and social media channels. They will also have the opportunity to work to get materials on Member Associations’ channels and in mainstream media publications.

This unique opportunity gives students the chance to develop journalistic or photography skills in a practical setting, providing them with vital knowledge and experience which will help them progress prospective careers within the media industry.

Entries are taken from those who are in full-time education – over 12 hours per week and studying their first degree or programme – 18-years-old or above and have a passion for sport and a keen interest in writing or photography.

The World Curling Federation cover all travel and accommodation costs as well as provide a monetary allowance for trainees each day.

Full time students, from around the world, are invited to submit entries for our development programme, that immerses aspiring journalists and photographers in the heart of elite, international competition.

In season 2019-2020, the successful applicants will travel to Sweden, Russia or Canada and will join the World Curling Federation media team promoting the sport of curling.

Applications are now being taken from students for five positions. They are:

A. One photography trainee for the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019 in Helsingborg, Sweden from 16-23 November 2019.

B. One trainee journalist and one photography trainee for the World Junior Curling Championships 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from 15-22 February 2020.

C. One trainee journalist and one photography trainee for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 in Kelowna, Canada from 18-25 April 2020.

Entries are now open and must be submitted no later than 17:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on Thursday 10 October 2019.

Click here for more information on the Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Click here to apply for the Sports Media Trainee Programme 2019-2020.


Perth, Scotland

5 September 2019
Sports Media Trainee Programme