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 meet the fast streamer who'll be hosting you during the programme.
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:
The programme is open to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals (including British citizens), Commonwealth citizens, Swiss nationals and, in some cases, Turkish nationals.
For further details, read the Civil Service nationality rules.
If you are successful, you will need to pass security checks and your placement will be dependent on this.
What do we look for?
As well as meeting the general eligibility requirements we are looking for:
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 between January and mid-February 2017.
You need to be available for the placement in the spring holiday period around April 2017.
Careers in International Politics, City University London
18:00 - 20:00
Careers in Technology, City University London
18:00 - 20:00
Presentation slot, University of Newcastle
12:00 - 15:00
We host events at universities throughout the country so you can find out the information you need to apply for a place on the Fast Stream. We want to reach the most talented and diverse group of students nationwide.