Civil Service Fast Stream
The Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) is a one-week spring placement which gives first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds a sense of what its like to be Civil Service fast streamer. Successful applicants also have the chance to attend network sessions and skills workshops.
Gillian Smith, Head of the Civil Service Fast Stream, said:
We are aware that an undergraduate students first term at university is usually incredibly busy, both socially and academically. Many wont have had a chance to think about internship and career opportunities during this time. By extending the deadline for applications, we hope that as many diverse first year undergraduates as possible have a chance to hear about, and indeed apply to, the Early Diversity Internship Programme. We have 100 placements on offer and want them all filled!
The EDIP is an ideal way to learn, in a short space of time, if a career in the Civil Service is for you. It is also a good foundation for applying to the Summer Diversity Internship Programme, for penultimate or final year university students from diverse backgrounds.
Additional diversity outreach events have been organised between now and the deadline, helping raise awareness of both the Early and Summer Diversity Internship Programmes. This will ensure we reach potential applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, and will give people the opportunity to hear, first-hand, what it is like to work for the Civil Service.
The deadline for applications to the Summer Diversity Internship Programme for penultimate and final year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds will remain 4 January 2016.
Read more about the Early Diversity Internship Programme and eligibility requirements and apply on the Civil Service Fast Stream secure web portal.
Read our new brochure or watch the video below to learn more about why diversity and inclusion are so important to the Civil Service.