British Council 2014 Internship Scheme

To grow and develop as an organisation it is vital that we continue to bring fresh ideas and creativity into the British Council. Each year we take on between 10 and 12 interns over a 12 week summer period from mid June to early September.

As one of our interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. 

As part of the programme you will join a specific department and work with a dedicated line manager. You will also partake in a group project and receive vocational training as part of the scheme.

Applications for the scheme are now closed.

Last years vacancies were as follows:

The deadline for applications for our 2014 scheme has now passed. Please refer to the below section 'application process'to learn more about our timelines for the internship scheme.



Where can I go?

All summer internships are in the UK in our London office.

What is the salary?

£15,000 per annum.

Am I eligible?

  • You must currently be a student at least in your penultimate or final year and on target for a 2:1 in any degree discipline
  • You may also have graduated in 2012 or 2013 achieving a 2:1 or above.
  • You must hold a grade C or equivalent in Maths and English at GCSE
  • You must have the right to work in the UK without restriction
  • You must be available for the whole 12-week period without taking time for holiday.

What is the availability?

There are usually 10 positions in different departments throughout the British Council. Please see the list above for an example of the types of roles we offer.

What is the application process?

Each position has a specific role profile, so please read with care before applying. Meeting the essential criteria is important to avoid disappointment. You can apply for as many roles as you like but please ensure that you tailor your application for each one and meet the essential criteria for all.

All positions follow the same application process:

  • Stage 1 -  written application to be submitted before early April
  • Stage 2 -  video interview
  • Stage 3 – half day assessment centre near our central London offices in late April. 

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For other job opportunities please look at our corporate jobs page. If you have any more questions about this opportunity please contact Ruth Summers, Graduate and Intern Project Consultant.

What will I gain from this?

Desirable new skills

We are committed to providing undergraduates and graduates with the skills necessary in a crowded and competitive jobs market. As one of our interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. As part of the programme you will join a specific department, completing meaningful projects that really add value to our organisation.

Perspective and direction

We can offer you a unique opportunity to gain insight into a global organisation. We have a range of projects that we need your input for and should help you see where your current talents lie, providing perspective for your future career decisions.

An experience

Our interns all have the chance to learn about the diverse nature of our work and develop their own cultural relations edge over a 12 week period.