Internships

*The campaign for internships is now closed for 2017*

Are you looking for a unique internship that will develop your capabilities and prepare you for a career in the communications profession?

The Government Communications Service Diversity Internship Programme gives you an indication of what the Government Communications Service (GCS) is really like. You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of communications disciplines. You could find yourself developing and delivering national media campaigns, working on awareness and engagement with some of the most important issues and policies in our society or gathering audience insight for Ministerial offices.

What to expect

We will offer you a 6 – 9 week paid (£350/per week – London based) internship within either a government department or public body. There are limited opportunities for regional internship postings. You will undergo an intensive programme of communications profession activities, including an induction into the GCS, communications training sessions a careers fair and a closing ceremony.

On the internship you will be doing challenging work. You could be:

  • organising events
  • conducting research
  • providing project support
  • writing content for websites and social media
  • assisting with the creation of campaigns and media materials

You will need to:

  • Be in your final two years at university – in a communications related subject (awarded or expected)
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

AND Candidates must also be from one or more of the following backgrounds:

    • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
    • Socially or economically disadvantaged*
    • Care leaver

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for  candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you are successful, please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

* Based on a composite measure of education, free school meal eligibility, parental education and employment

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • An understanding and interest in current issues
  • The ability to identify target audiences and select appropriate communications channels
  • The ability to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of communications
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and also as part of a team