Work experience & internships

Work experience: editorial

Wanderlust receives many more requests for editorial work experience than we can fulfil. Because of this, preference is usually given to applicants who:

  1. Are on – or have successfully completed – a recognised journalism course, or who have already had some relevant experience
  2. Are regular readers of Wanderlust
  3. Are serious about pursuing a career in magazines or online

Placements are usually one or two weeks in length and are based in our Windsor office. Successful candidates are expected to work Wanderlust’s usual office hours (9am to 5.30pm, possibly later in busy periods) and need to be prepared to turn their hands to anything. 

We offer both print and online placements, or across both; please state if you have a preference in your application. Placements offer an excellent opportunity for someone who wants an insight into all aspects of magazine/online editorial and production.However, note that they are for people who are pursuing a career in media, and not for aspiring travel writers.

Tasks for the magazine will usually include fact-checking, research, sub-editing and editorial administration.

Tasks for the web will usually include uploading content, research and administration with the possibility of some writing tasks. 

Applications should be in writing, enclosing a CV, marked for the attention of Tom Hawker, Wanderlust Publications, Leworth Place, Mellor Walk, Windsor SL4 1EB. Please do not apply by email.

Editorial internships

We occasionally offer longer-term internships, usually lasting for three months. Our previous interns have a great success rate of having gone onto jobs in national newspapers, magazines or book publishing companies. However, there are limited opportunities, and we only take the very best of the applicants!  It is worth checking our Travel Jobs section of the website for any immediate vacancies. Otherwise, If interested in an internship, apply in writing, enclosing a CV and details of what you hope to learn during the placement, marked for the attention of Internships, Wanderlust Publications, Leworth Place, Mellor Walk, Windsor SL4 1EB

Work experience and internships: other

Wanderlust will sometimes consider offering work experience placements or internships for other departments in the business, eg design/production, publishing, marketing or administration. Check our Travel Jobs section for any immediate internship vacancies. Send your application in writing, enclosing a CV, to: Lyn Hughes (Editor-in-Chief), Wanderlust Publications, Leworth Place, Mellor Walk, Windsor SL4 1EB

All editorial placements are based at our office in central Windsor.Other placements may be in Windsor, London or Glasgow, depending on the role.