Graduate Internship – Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Up to 10 months fixed term appointment, Full time
The UK's relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex - or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.
This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO Department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.
Your placement will offer you an in-depth insight into the work of your host FCO Department and plenty of opportunities to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO and to develop your skills. As we cannot necessarily match placements to academic background, they are most suitable for recent graduates looking for general FCO work experience, not specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies.
If successful with your application, you will be placed into a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is encouraged to seek out development opportunities; depending on circumstances, these could include cover in ministerial offices, temporary secondments to crisis teams and job shadowing in other Departments within the FCO.
The FCO is committed to recruiting and developing the most talented people from all backgrounds into a truly inclusive and diverse workforce.
Appointments to the FCO are made through open and fair competition, in strict accordance with the key recruitment principles of the Civil Service Commission.
For further information and to apply (you must be a graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree) expected or awarded by summer 2018), please visit our website.
The closing date for completed applications is Midnight on Monday 26th March 2018.
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