The BBC CRBA (Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs) Summer Diversity Internship Scheme (SDIS) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career at the BBC is like. If successful, you’ll spend six weeks working in a CRBA team, gaining insights into the deal-making and business support that underpins the BBC’s output.

The scheme will run from 20th June to 29th July 2022.

Working in CRBA involves working some time in BBC buildings and some time working remotely or at home. Your work pattern will depend on your own personal circumstances, which we’ll do our best to accommodate.

You’ll have the opportunity to work in one of a variety of CRBA teams including Television; Radio; Children’s; Sport; Nations & Regions; News; and Digital. The BBC will do their best to allocate you to a team that fits your skills and interests.

They’ll provide high quality on-the-job training, give you real work to undertake, and support you with a dedicated placement manager and a senior mentor.

You’ll be paid the national living wage (£332.50 per week for a 35-hour week, for the six weeks of the scheme).

You can find more details in the SDIS job description provided.


To be eligible for the SDIS, you must be in your final or penultimate year of any UK university degree course or have relevant work experience, and meet at least one of three diversity requirements. You must:

  • Be from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, and/or
  • Be from a socially or economically disadvantaged background, and/or
  • Consider yourself to have a disability

The scheme offers 12 internship places, of which at least three will be offered to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability.

You can find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC here.

You must have the right to work in the UK, and be available for the whole six-week period over the summer.


They are able to place interns in our bases in in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, London or Salford, but they welcome applicants from anywhere in the UK. Travel and accommodation support is available in addition, if needed. They will work with you to ensure they understand your needs and put in place any changes or support to ensure you get the most out of your time at the BBC.

click HERE for further information and to apply, closing date is on 20 March, 2022