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Summer Diversity Intelligence Internship

Job description

Do something amazing this summer

An internship at MI5 is like no other. Here, you’ll enjoy a summer of discovery and responsibility, learning how we keep the country safe. It’s a challenge that calls for people from a range of backgrounds with different skills and knowledge, which is why we want you to join our welcoming team.

Over 11 weeks, you’ll help us investigate and disrupt international terrorism. You’ll learn how front-line operations are run, plus, you’ll piece together intelligence and create a picture of possible threats. By the end of the placement, you’ll understand how everyone plays a part in protecting national security.

On our internship, you’ll get a unique insight into how we work. There’ll be the chance to create strategies, explain risks to a range of audiences and work as part of a close-knit, multi-disciplinary team. With mentors, managers and buddies, you’ll have the support to make the most of this opportunity and maybe take the first step towards a hugely fulfilling career. As the internship comes to a close, you might have the chance to apply for the Intelligence Officer Development Programme (IODP), and join us after you graduate. For full details of eligibility, see our website.

The internship will run from the 23 June to the 4 September for 11 weeks. We offer pro rata annual leave, which means you’ll get five days off, plus a competitive salary. And of course, you’ll be free to enjoy organisation-wide events where you can learn and network.

To take the first step to an unforgettable summer, please click Apply button.

MI5 is an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

We particularly welcome applications from women, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, candidates with a disability and LGBT+ candidates.

*Requests for financial assistance for the selection process and relocation will be considered if you meet our socio-mobility criteria

What we are looking for

So, who are we looking for? We’re after inquisitive problem solvers with real enthusiasm, team spirit, and a love of learning; individuals who enjoy working collaboratively and want to make a positive impact.

You’ll also need to be in your penultimate year of study at University and from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background or a socially or economically disadvantaged background.

Please note that you’ll need to pass security checks – your placement will depend on this.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


(pro-rated over the 11 week programme: £4,943.41)

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 November 2019

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Closing date:  27 November 2019

Expires5 days

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