CRBA Summer Diversity Internship Scheme 2022

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you love the idea of working in a vibrant and collaborative business environment? 

Are you keen to apply your knowledge and learn new skills, working for a media brand that reaches millions every day?

If so, come and see what it takes to be a Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs (CRBA) Executive at the BBC. Our CRBA department plays a crucial role in getting fantastic content to our audiences by securing the deals and managing the rights for our programmes and services.

Role Responsibility

About the Scheme

The CRBA 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. We'll do our best to allocate you to a team that fits your skills and interests.

We’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.


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

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the SDIS job description, including:

  • A strong interest in pursuing a career in the media industry
  • A passion for working in a team
  • Innovation and creativity
  • An ability to engage with a wide and diverse range of people
  • Great communication skills
  • A commitment to the BBC’s values 


What previous interns have said:

I am incredibly grateful to have taken part in the CRBA Internship scheme last summer. It was fast-paced and exciting, and with meetings and talks taking place over zoom, we got the chance to engage with a variety of departments across the whole BBC, and meet a number of creative, diverse and interesting people. Coming from a legal background, the internship provided me with the fantastic opportunity to expand my network beyond law firms and university, and has led me to my current role as CRBA Assistant.

Eleanor (Intern, 2021)

The Internship was a fantastic experience, which offered an insight into the different departments, roles and opportunities within the company. I learned so much about both the BBC and myself during this period – so much so, that I ended up working here!

Sophie (Intern 2021)

Package Description

Band:      Schemes
Contract type:    CRBA Summer Placement (Internship) 2022 (from 20th June – 29th July)
Location:   Various: London; Glasgow; Salford; Cardiff and Belfast

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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