BIMM team up with DIY Magazine for exclusive internships

4 May, 2021

We’re so excited to announce our new partnership with the DIY Magazine team to celebrate our Music Made Us campaign. Part of our commitment as an institute is to provide students with incredible, real-world industry experiences, and we do this by working with the best in the business. DIY Magazine is no exception to this.

What to expect from the BIMM Institute X DIY Magazine Internships

As part of this brand-new partnership, BIMM students from across all of our colleges will have the opportunity to interview artists and industry professionals in collaboration with DIY. They will also have a guidance and mentorship session before the interview with DIY’s journalism and editorial team. We will publish the work via BIMM’s blog, and one lucky participant will see their piece published by DIY themselves.

Students will carry out the project through the prism of BIMM’s #MusicMadeUs campaign. Music Made Us explores, discusses, and celebrates what music means to people, how it’s impacted our world – and how it’s made us who we are today.

The aim will be to produce an editorial feature with the interviewee that reflects the Music Made Us ethos. Our students will try to get to the heart of how and why music was such a defining force within their subject’s life and what it’s been like to forge a career tied to something they feel so passionate about.

We can’t wait to read the articles once they have been completed!

Sarah Jamieson, DIY Mag’s Managing Editor, had this to add:

“Here at DIY, we’re excited to be able to partner with BIMM for a project like this. Over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed welcoming students to gain essential experience at our live events, so we’re thrilled to be able to continue offering that now, even in the midst of such a challenging time for students especially.

We hope that through this opportunity, we can help provide some tangible, and ultimately, inspiring real-life experience that will give students a glimpse into what it’s like to work at a music publication today. As a team, we’re real advocates for gaining as much experience in this industry as possible, and we hope that this project will help to give students the springboard they deserve.”

More about DIY Magazine

DIY Magazine is a multi-media music publication in print and online that launched in 2002. Each month, they release a free print edition with a circulation of 40,000. It’s stocked in UK venues, clubs, and shops. A host of BIMM students and alumni have graced the cover, including the likes of Marina and the Diamonds, Pale Waves, Black Honey, IDLES, and The Magic Gang.

DIY also hosts live shows across the UK under the name DIY Presents. They have put on shows with loads of notable acts, including BIMM alumni Demob Happy, VANT, The Big Moon, Inheaven, and many, many more.


We are looking forward to working alongside DIY Magazine with this incredible internship programme, giving our students direct insight into music journalism. You can keep up-to-date with other exclusive career opportunities here.

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