Internships - Home Office Careers


We’re committed to helping colleagues develop their skills and progress in line with their aspirations. This commitment includes supporting talent at the early stages of their careers by offering several dedicated development schemes. In line with our commitment to increase diversity, we’re particularly keen to attract early talent from under-represented groups.

We host a number of short-term placements and internships, which will give you a sense of our work and how the Civil Service is organised.

Movement to Work: This charity is a coalition of the UK’s leading employers, civil society and government. Movement to Work supports the Home Office to provide placements lasting between two to six weeks. They combine employability skills training with on-the-job experience.

Care Leavers Internships: These are 12-month paid internships which are aimed at helping care leavers develop skills and competencies that support them into long-term jobs. This is a cross-government programme offering over 500 places in the Civil Service.

Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP): This programme gives talented undergraduates and graduates from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like.

“SDIP, and indeed the Civil Service, provided us interns with the opportunity to find a place where we can fulfil our potential and make the most of our abilities.”

Simron, Home Office SDIP Intern

Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP): This programme is available to first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The five-day placement in a government department gives valuable insight and understanding of what it’s like to be on the Fast Stream.

“I found this week incredibly interesting, challenging and stimulating to take part in. It was useful to learn more general skills regarding applying for the Fast Stream and networking.”

Sophie, Home Office EDIP Intern

Ambitious About Autism: A national charity which works closely with young people and children with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through their connection with the Cabinet Office, during the summer they arrange and match young people with appropriate internships throughout different government departments.