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Internships across Suffolk Councils

Applications for the 2017 internship placements are open from 5 December 2016 until 6 February 2017

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. 

Anyone who is currently an undergraduate in the UK can apply for an internship, (even if it is their final year and they are expecting to graduate in the summer of the placement), and as part of RtB we are trying to encourage young people looking for their first step work/career experience and particularly those who either live in Suffolk, or come from Suffolk (have family living here) to apply.

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 12 month 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 21 Internship Placements available across Suffolk.

Placements are available at:
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Suffolk Councils
  • Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
  • Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Suffolk County Council also has 2 12 month industrial placements available.

To view the list of placements and apply

Go to Suffolk Jobs Direct to submit your application before Monday 6 February 2017 (1pm deadline).

You will only be eligible to apply for one placement and you must quote the placement reference number on your application. 

If you have any queries about the programme please email recruitment@suffolk.gov.uk quoting the reference number F1447395

To apply
Go to Suffolk Jobs Direct to submit your application before Friday 30th January 2015.
Want to know more before applying?
Come to our Information Session at Endeavour House, Ipswich on Monday 22nd December 2014, 11:00am-1:00pm. Send an e-mail to risinghigh@suffolk.gov.uk if you would like to come along.
Meet the interns from 2014 and 2013.

Want to know more before applying?

Meet the interns from 2016 and read their stories and experiences.


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