First of all, please be aware that we only take on interns and cover runners who have left full time education.   This is so that if people show potential we can carry them forward to the next stage in their career without them having to return to college or university.  All work is paid at the London Living Wage.  We do NOT take unpaid work experience at RDF; please see our short section on “Work Experience” which explains our policy in more detail.

RDF Internship

RDF Television runs a prestigious Intern Scheme for people wanting to get into the television industry.  The Scheme is not exclusive to graduates.  We have a team of five INTERNS at any one time who are given a six month contract; if all goes well, they get an additional two months as a junior researcher or junior coordinator (depending on which path they want to follow) which gives them a solid grounding for their future career.

During the initial six months, the interns’ main responsibility is to keep the office running smoothly.  However, when a production needs a runner, the interns step in.  This gives them valuable experience, as well as building their confidence and highlighting their skills. We also give each intern a camera course in their fifth month. As you can imagine, this is a much sought after training scheme and we are very selective when choosing candidates.

Cover Runners

If an intern is on a production, it is then that we need a cover runner to take their place in the office during the intern’s absence.  Although we have no vacancies for interns at the moment, the requirement for cover runners can change from week to week.  For this reason we do try and meet as many new entrants as possible, so please make sure your covering letter is concise and that your CV is clearly laid out and with as much detail on as few pages as possible! 

Cover runners work on an ad hoc basis. 

Cover running does not guarantee an internship.

If you are a new entrant and wish to apply to RDF Television please send your details to

We do try and meet as many people as possible for an informal chat with a view to future employment.  After meeting you, we enter your details on the RDF Talent Database. There are new Data Protection laws which mean that Banijay have to follow certain guidelines regarding retaining any personal details.  PLEASE DO READ THE BELOW

We can no longer assume that anyone who sends their CV in is happy for us to retain it, so that the following simple declaration at the top of your CV would be very helpful to all parties!

 I consent to you keeping my details on file and distributing for employment purposes.

The RDF Talent Database has no external access.  We enter information about your availability and a record of when we met you, and with your permission, your current rate.  We can attach your CV and photograph to your page (which we take at an interview, with your permission).  Internally the Talent Database can only be viewed on a permission basis by members of the Talent Team and therefore all personal details are securely held.  

When you kindly send your CVs to RDF speculatively or for a specific position which we’ve advertised, we keep them on file and replace them if you send an updated CV.  Having said that, if you would like to withdraw your details, please email and we will remove you from our system straight away.

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