Government Communications Service
GCS Internship – applications now live
Are you considering a career in communications? The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and the chance to work on some of the biggest communications challenges and issues of the day.
When you join the GCS, you will quickly find that no two days – or hours – are ever the same. GCS members are a proactive and innovative community of diverse communications professionals delivering world class communications programmes that support the Prime Minister and Government priorities across a huge range of issues.
Lasting six to twelve weeks, the GCS Internship provides the opportunity to work in a range of communications disciplines (media and campaigns, strategic communications, strategic engagement and internal communications), delivering cutting edge work for UK Government. You could find yourself working on national media campaigns; creating innovative content for social media; working in a busy media office; a major staff engagement programme or with Ministers and senior officials.
The GCS are looking for ambitious and passionate students in their final or penultimate year of university, or students who have completed a degree equivalent qualification, who are interested in finding out what it’s like to work in the fast-paced environment of government communications.
The internship includes activities and opportunities which will provide you an insight to working in government communications. You will have access to communications training, led by communications professionals, which will allow you to refine and develop skills in areas you are interested in. Other opportunities include tours of Parliament, networking with senior officials and mentor opportunities across government.
Claire Madeley, GCS Intern, Foreign and Commonwealth Office recently said:
“The best thing about my internship has been the opportunity to try out so many different areas of communications. As well as working in the Soft Power and External Affairs units, I’ve also been able to manage an internal campaign, contribute to strategic engagement projects and shadow communications professionals in various different roles.”
Jake Rodd, GCS Intern, Cabinet Office recently said
“I’ve been working for the GCS’s digital communications team for three months now, and I can honestly say this internship has been incredible. I’ve been able to have a genuine impact here, having been given a lot of responsibility and gained tonnes of experience. It’s been a fantastic experience that’s given my career the perfect start.”
Visit our internship pages to find out more about the GCS internship and how to apply.
For more information, please view the GCS Internship Candidate Information Pack 2019
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