Office for National Statistics – Requirement for Media Organisations

Office for National Statistics – Requirement for Media Organisations

Contract summary


Materials and Products, Printing and Publishing, Education

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

Published date

16 January 2017

Closing date

13 February 2017

Contract start date

22 February 2017

Contract end date

22 August 2017



The ONS is looking to partner with 3 to 4 media organisations to offer a month’s paid internship, focused on data journalism, to 3 to 4 students studying journalism or data journalism at a UK university.

The Partnering Media Organisations would be required to offer each student.

1. a month-long internship, giving experience of working alongside established journalists who work with data routinely to produce high-quality editorial
2. an opportunity to develop their editorial and technical skills through mentoring and on-site exposure to a working newsroom
3. constructive feedback about their own skills and approaches to working with data
4. an opportunity to work on editorial output as part of a team with a view to it being published (although we ask for no guarantees of published work)
5. feedback at the end of the month to the ONS about their month and guidance on future development of the student

One student would be placed with each media organisation, which ONS would pay a bursary to each student – either directly to the student or via the media organisation.

The students would be selected through a process that would be developed in conjunction with the partner media organisations. The selection process would involve students articulating how ONS data can be used for public good in a news context.


About the buyer


Government Buildings
Cardiff Road
NP10 8XG



Other information


Applications for this tender are excepted through ONS e sourcing portal of In-tend

ITT – Provision of Media Organisations to Partner ONS to Support Internship for Journalism Students.

ITT Student Internship with Media Organisations .docx

Applications for this tender are excepted through ONS e sourcing portal of In-tend. Please click on the link to register to In-Tend


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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