Working for British Council: Experiences

As one of the world’s largest cultural relations organization, many UK students and young professionals want to work with the British Council. We highly value the fresh thinking, enthusiasm, and skills that are brought with each new cohort of interns and future leaders.

Students are encouraged to apply for the British Council Internship Scheme, while recent graduates and young professionals are encouraged to apply for the British Council Future Leader Scheme. Hear what past participants of these programs have to say about working with British Council.

British Council Internship Scheme

Freya Morgan: 2015 British Council Intern 

Freya intered at the British Council and claims it was one the best work experiences she has ever had.

Tallulah Cherry: 2015 British Council Intern

Tallulah loved the supportive and guidance that being an intern at British Council provided her.

Carmella Cinnion: 2014 British Council Intern

Camella was able to work on a project involving Russian and British art. 

Priya Minhas: 2014 British Council Intern

British Council Literature Intern Priya tells us about her experience on the Internship Programme.

Sarah Giles: 2014 British Council Intern

Corporate Communications Intern Sarah Giles tells us all about her experience on the British Council Internship Programme.

Sum Sze: 2014 British Council Intern

British Council Digital Intern Sum Sze Tam describes her experience on the Internship programme.

British Council Future Leaders Scheme

Abdi Hassan: 2015 Future Leader

Abdi speaks about newly joining British Council and the exciting projects he has been able to work on.

Angela Tolliday: 2015 Future Leader

Angela applied for the Future Leaders Scheme because it offered a globally mobile career whilst still focusing on professional development. 

Francis Gardener Trejo: 2015 Future Leader

Francis talks about the projects he has been involved in, and moving to India with British Council.

Haidar Ali: 2015 Future Leader

Haidar graduated with a degree in neuroscience and worked in the civil service before joining the British Council Future Leaders Scheme

Hannah Bowers: 2015 Future Leader

Hannah talks about the skills that she has developed in her first six months of the Future Leaders Scheme.