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Expires15 days

Technical Internship

Job description

11 weeks of “today, I made a difference”

An internship at MI5 means a summer of discovery, responsibility and insight. Over 11 weeks, you’ll grow your skills, meet top tech minds and work on projects you won’t find anywhere else. It’s work with real purpose. As part of a dedicated team, you’ll spend the summer keeping the country safe.

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. So you’ll learn from pioneering technical teams, all while tackling unique work. Working with a wide range of people, you’ll collaborate on live projects. One day you could be catching up with your own personal mentor, and on another, you’ll be gaining real insight into MI5 by attending various talks, events and activities.
In London, you’ll be based in one of our technical areas:

  • Business analysis
  • Covert technical operations
  • Software engineering

The internship will run from late June 2020 for 11 weeks.

What we are looking for

We’re after people with a passion for tech, who are keen to learn. For some areas, you’ll need basic coding skills. Others call for knowledge of data flows, computer security or computer forensics. Basic computer skills are a must-have, along with a gift for solving problems and the ability to handle different data formats. Plus, it’s important you can express yourself clearly and explain concepts well.

You should be able to start a permanent role in Autumn 2021 if you wish to take up a permanent role under our Technical Graduate Development Programme.


You’ll need to be in your second to last year of study and expecting at least a 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a STEM-related subject by summer 2021.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


(Salary pro-rated over 11-week programme £5,157.60)

How to apply

To take the first step to an unforgettable summer, please do so via the Apply button.

MI5 are Equal Opportunities employers, 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.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or 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 a resident in the UK for nine out of the last 10 years. This is particularly important if you were born outside 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. You can apply at the age of 17 years and six months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. 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.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 September 2019

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

Expires15 days

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