Sports Media Trainee Programme

For aspiring journalists and photographers from across the world.

The Sports Media Trainee Programme is designed to give students the opportunity to gain invaluable, hands-on, media experience at international sporting events.

Trainee journalists interview athletes, write features, create content for social media and report on the competition, while photographers are tasked with capturing, editing and distributing images of all of the action on the ice and behind the scenes.

The work of the trainee journalists and photographers is published on the World Curling Federation website and social media channels. The trainees are also encouraged to try to get their content picked up by mainstream news outlets and to provide content for competing Member Associations.

It is the World Curling Federation’s ambition to provide its trainees with vital knowledge and experience that helps them progress prospective careers within the media industry.

© WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

The programme is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Entries are taken from those who are in full-time education – over 12 hours per week – are 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, accommodation and incidental costs for trainees.

Read about the experiences of past trainees in their blogs.

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