The WCF Trainee Sports Media Programme (formerly Trainee Journalist and Photographer Programme) was established in 2012.
It is designed to give aspiring young sports journalists, photographers and TV assistants from around the world the opportunity to gain valuable media experience at an international sporting event.
Trainee journalists get to interview athletes and report on the competition, while photographers are tasked with capturing all of the action on the ice and behind the scenes.
The TV assistants will gain hands-on experience of a live TV sports host broadcast production.
The work of the trainee journalists and photographers will be published not only on the WCF event website and social media but may also feature on their own Member Association's website and social media (where available) as well as in mainstream media publications.
Trainees are also given the opportunity to experience webcast productions during the Championships.
This unique opportunity gives students the chance to develop journalistic, photography or TV production skills in a practical setting, providing them with vital knowledge and experience which will help them progress prospective careers within the media industry.
Entries are taken from those who are in full-time education (over 12 hours per week), 18-years-old or above and have a passion for sport and a keen interest in writing, photography or television.
The WCF cover all travel and accommodation costs as well as provide a monetary allowance for trainees each day.
Entries for the 2016/17 Sport Media Trainee Programme will be opened later in the summer at the outset of the new season.
For more information on the Sport Media Trainee Programme and how to apply visit www.worldcurling.org/smtp-2015-16
The WCF are supported by Global Sports Development in the delivery of this programme.