Words for Work internship with Lancôme

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Lancôme Marketing & Communications Summer Internship, Luxe.

The 2021 Lancôme internship is now open to students aged 17-19. The six week London-based internship will provide participants with the confidence, employability skills and experience needed for the world of work.

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. The 32 international brands have allowed them to devote themselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world.


Dates: Monday 26 July - Friday 3 September. Full time Monday-Friday.

Salary: 2 x positions available. £1,666 per month gross, equivalent to £20,000 per annum.

Location: L'Oréal's London office, Hammersmith Monday- Wednesday. Remote working Thursday and Friday. Place of work is subject to change in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday 7 July.

Online Interview: Monday 12 July or Tuesday 13 July.



What’s involved?

Through the internship participants will:

  • Expand their knowledge of Lancôme, gaining experience working with the marketing and communications teams.
  • Meet employees and gain insight into Lancôme departments such as finance, commercial and training.
  • Take part in literacy and employability workshops with the National Literacy Trust.
  • Complete an independent creative project set by Lancôme.

As an intern you will provide support to the Marketing & Communications teams with a focus on an upcoming product launch.

Tasks will include:

  • Competitor tracking and gaining market insights.
  • Scanning magazines and all social content for brand coverage and competitor activity, scanning all media relevant articles for distribution for teams.
  • Compiling coverage reports to share with the wider business unit.
  • Supporting with social media planning and implementing for the brand’s UK channels.
  • Supporting with creative ideas on how to animate the upcoming launch.

Participants will have a mentor for support throughout the entire internship, both from within Lancôme and the National Literacy Trust.



To be eligible for the internship you must be:

  • Students aged 17-19 looking for their next steps.
  • Available for the full 6 weeks.
  • Live in London, with the ability to travel to the office location.

How to apply

To apply for the virtual internship, complete this application form.

Email us with your completed form by the end of Wednesday 7 July.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short online interview with Lancôme and the National Literacy Trust.

Have questions or need help with your application? Get in touch with our Words for Work team: wfw@literacytrust.org.uk.