CIoJ student journalists

The Institute offers a warm welcome to students on journalism courses.

Please look around our site and see the facilities and information that may help you on your academic studies and give you pointers on what to expect when you start work.

Routes into journalism

Journalism has become a mainly graduate profession and a large number of practising journalists hold postgraduate qualifications. However, there is still a strong option of direct entry after A’levels

Finding that first job

The glory of journalism is that it allows you to tailor your own career path

The Institute has all kinds of journalists among its members: reporters, writers, broadcasters, photographers, editors and bloggers.  Not only does it represent their interests, it also campaigns for press freedom and for journalists to do their job without threat or hindrance. In doing so, it follows a strictly non-party political path.

You can read about the grades of membership open to you and the special deals we can offer those just starting out in the profession. We would love you to join us in the most prestigious organisation for journalists – the Chartered Institute.

Student journalists on a recognised British journalism course are welcome to join the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

There is a one-off fee of £10 but recruits will get a student Press card and a *free power bank to keep your phone active when they sign up.

If you are interested please click on the button below to see if you are eligible to join the longest standing professional journalism body in the world.

* Foreign based overseas students who are unable to provide a British address will be unable to take advantage of this free offer.