Early Diversity Internship Programme (1 Week)

Unpaid Opportunity
09 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Full Time

This internship is available to first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The 5-day placement in a government department gives you a valuable insight and understanding of what it's like to be on the Fast Stream. 

If you're interested in a career in the Civil Service, it's an ideal way to learn in a short space of time if we're right for you. It’s also a great foundation for applying to the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP).


  • You get an opportunity to shadow fast streamers at work and gain a real insight into their role.
  • a series of stimulating corporate networking and social events
  • an assessment survival workshop with all you need to know about applying for graduate vacancies
  • an allocated fast stream buddy
  • a closing reception attended by high-profile speakers, such as Civil Service diversity champions and sports stars

About You

  • you’re a first-year undergraduate and expecting a 2:2 or higher in any degree subject
  • you need to be eligible to work in the UK

You can apply for EDIP if you’re a first-year undergraduate and one or more of the following:

  • from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background
  • socially or economically disadvantaged
  • disabled

Candidates from these BAME backgrounds can apply:

  • Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese or any other Asian background
  • African, Caribbean or any other black background
  • White and Asian, white and black African, white and black Caribbean or any other mixed ethnic background
  • We assess social and economic background using questions based mainly on family background