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Internships across Suffolk Councils

The Internship Programme is part of the Raising the Bar - Exemplar Employer work. Councils in Suffolk are working together to create opportunities for young people. Each year, the internship programme gives undergraduates the best possible work experience, enabling them to develop employability skills. It attracts young Suffolk people to work in Suffolk, and give them an understanding of career choices in Local Government. 

Who can apply?

To apply for a 12-week summer internship scheme you:

  • Must be currently undertaking a degree level programme that is due for completion during summer 2020 or after (recent graduates and postgraduate students are not eligible to apply).
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
To apply for the 12-month Industrial Placement Scheme you:
  • Must be a penultimate student interested in a 12-month industrial placement (or willing to take a year out of studies). Recent graduates and postgraduate students are not eligible to apply
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
As an intern or industrial placement you can expect to be paid the National Living Wage, and are eligible to take annual leave as and when accrued over the 12 week (or up to 12 months for industrial placements) period. Business travel expenses, where eligible, will also be reimbursed. Flexible, smarter ways of working are actively encouraged throughout the councils, so these can include working from home or different locations, or starting the working day earlier and leaving earlier. These can all be discussed with your placement manager and agreed when you start in the placement.

There are 22 Internship Placements available across Suffolk - Apply now! 

Placements are available at:
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Suffolk Council
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Meet the interns from 2018 and read their stories and experiences.


Cannot see this film? Watch it on Suffolk County Council's YouTube channel.