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Civil Service internship

An exciting three-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to 60 autistic young people.

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This information is shared by Ambitious About Autism

To apply, you must be:

  • autistic 
  • aged between 18 and 25 at the time of the internship
  • achieved a minimum of 2 GCSE’s (or equivalent) in English and Math at Grade 4-9 (or A*-C) or above.

About the Civil Service internship

The opportunity will provide you with the chance to experience the Civil Service first-hand, gaining insight into the workplace. As part of the experience, you will also be offered the opportunity to participate in developmental coaching sessions and other activities.

The Civil Service has a key role in supporting government to develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible, helping to bring innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues facing society. This experience will provide you with the opportunity to see what it is like to work inside this important organisation.

Please apply if you are interested in this area of work.

The programme may be offered in locations across the UK or online (working from home), you will be asked your availability for each location in your application form. Remuneration will be paid at £350 per week (before tax), travel and lunch will not be reimbursed. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete: 

Attach the application form to an email and send to aexcv@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk with the subject line ‘CS Application’.  

Need help completing the application form? We can help in different ways: 

  • please refer to our step by step guide or 
  • you can email us with any questions you have.

Suitable applications are anonymised and shared with the Civil Service who match applications with appropriate internship roles available. After applying you will be invited to meet with the Ambitious about Autism team to discuss your application and preferences.

Application deadline: Friday 3 December 2021, 10am 

Placement dates: Monday 11 – Friday 29 July 2022

You will be emailed with the outcome of your application by March 2022 (please check your junk and spam folders).

If you would like to know more about the Civil Service, try visiting www.gov.uk and searching for the Civil Service. Please see previous departments and agencies which have offered paid placements and read our blogs written by previous interns.

If you are successful in being chosen to take part in the internship you will be required to undertake security checks which will require, as a minimum, a current passport, DBS check and proof of your whereabouts (where you have lived) over the past three years.

Ambitious about Autism will be available to assist you with completing these checks, identify any workplace adjustments you may want to request and provide support throughout the internship. 

If you are not chosen to take part in the internship Ambitious about Autism will be available to offer you information, advice and guidance. 

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