Opening now: host a GCS intern

Tuesday 27 November 2018

The GCS Internship is a communications-specific scheme for students from diverse backgrounds, aimed at recruiting future leaders for the GCS. Departments, agencies and ALBs are invited to submit a request to host a GCS intern over Summer 2019. Make sure you send in your requests by 18 January.

GCS Interns in front of Admiralty House

The GCS Internship is a UK wide paid internship, aimed at students from diverse backgrounds at university level or completing a degree equivalent qualification, lasting 6-12 weeks over the Summer period. Interns are paid by the host departments, and contracts allow for extensions to the initial placement. 

GCS welcome requests to host an intern from all departments, agencies and ALB’s, requests should be coordinated between Development Advisers and HR teams for each organisation. To submit a request to host a GCS intern, fill in the GCS Internship request form and email it to

DEADLINE: 18 January 2019

Read more about the GCS Internship scheme:

2018 has been a fantastic year for the GCS Internship programme. GCS has doubled the number of GCS interns, greatly increased outreach to universities, and were highly commended at the PRCA PR Internship Awards.

Our interns worked in 20 departments and agencies across government and in a range of disciplines, from digital communications to external affairs.

Read on for comments from Alex Aiken and an intern’s line manager on the benefits of hosting a GCS intern.

“I’m really proud of our GCS interns. We have had 45 talented individuals working across the GCS this summer bringing fresh ideas, enthusiasm and hard work to their projects. I look forward to seeing more great work from them in the future.” – Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications

“[Our intern] has quickly settled as a key member of our team; she has been conscientious, dedicated and shown real enthusiasm in her work. Her internship project presentation was excellent, demonstrating a clear understanding of OASIS and an ability to deliver to a very high standard – we were very impressed indeed.” – Alec Medaney, Senior Communications Manager, Cabinet Office

To find out more about the GCS Internship, visit the GCS Internship page

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