An opportunity for those from diverse backgrounds to find out more about the Civil Service and Fast Stream. Of those who completed the internship in 2016 and were surveyed, 100% recommended it.
This internship is available to first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The 5-day placement in a government department gives you a valuable insight and understanding of what it's like to be on the Fast Stream.
If you're interested in a career in the Civil Service, it's an ideal way to learn in a short space of time if we're right for you. It’s also a great foundation for applying to the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP).
You get an opportunity to shadow fast streamers at work and gain a real insight into their role.
The internship includes:
Day 1 begins with a welcoming event and an introduction to your department.
You'll attend a selection skills and networking event early in the week. There are further events on days 4 and 5, ending with a large closing reception with inspiring speakers for a great send-off.
Your experience on the internship and what you learn can give you a real springboard to future success.
The impression which resonated with me most is that the Civil Service looks for highly talented, ambitious people.
Of all the companies with which I have done work experience, the diversity of the Civil Service is outstanding.
You can apply for EDIP if you’re a first-year undergraduate and one or more of the following:
Candidates from these BAME backgrounds can apply:
As well as meeting the general eligibility requirements we are looking for:
strong motivation to make an impact on major policy issues or service delivery
You take the same initial online tests as all other applicants to the Fast Stream. If you pass, you complete a short online application form and we'll invite you to take part in a telephone interview.
Telephone interviews take place approximately between January and mid-February 2018.
You need to be available for the placement in the spring holiday period around April 2018.