GCS Internship 2020 – apply now

Monday 25 November 2019

Apply for a paid summer internship with the Government Communication Service (GCS). You'll gain hands on experience and formal training in public service communications.

Group picture of GCS interns from summer 2019

Are you considering a career in public service communications? The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and the chance to work across a wide range of communications disciplines, delivering cutting edge work for the UK government. Apply for the GCS internship by Friday 20 December 2019.

Lasting six to twelve weeks, the internship is a diversity inclusion scheme which provides interns the opportunity to work in a range of communication disciplines such as media and campaigns, strategic communications, external affairs and internal communications. We offer successful applicants a paid internship within a government department or agency, experiencing what it’s like to be a government communicator and the opportunity to work on some of the biggest public service communications challenges of the day. You will undergo a programme of training and development, including an induction into the GCS, communications skills training, careers workshop and access to various courses and networking events.

The scheme is open to university students in their final or penultimate year of university, or those studying for a degree-equivalent qualification. As this is a diversity inclusion scheme, there are certain requirements you must meet to be eligible for the GCS internship. 

You can apply if you:

  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Are from a care leaver background 
  • Are from a Black, Asian and Minority ethnic background
  • Are from a lower socioeconomic background

The deadline to apply for the GCS internship is 20 December 2019, apply now! If you have any further questions, please email GCSProfession.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Hear what previous interns had to say about their time on the GCS internship:

“I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to award-winning government campaigns, have discussions with senior directors and even support on press enquiries. It’s so rewarding to see the impact your work has and I’ve enjoyed every second of it!” – Zeynab Alwi, previous GCS intern

“Having known for years that I wished to pursue a career in government, yet being unsure as to exactly what options were available to me, the GCS internship provided direction and opportunity. It was a process of professional and personal development in which my knowledge of contemporary politics was vastly expanded. However, this was all second to the enjoyment of working in the heart of London, surrounded by those at the forefront of governing our country.” – Hamza King, previous GCS intern