Summer Diversity Intelligence Internship
Location: Central London
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £26,210 (salary plus enhancement) per annum (pro-rated over 11-week programme £5,242.01). Assistance with accommodation will also be available.
Bring your background to the foreground, and help keep the UK safe.
MI5 and MI6 may be different organisations, but we share the same goal. We keep the UK safe. MI5 protects our national security, while MI6 focuses on threats from overseas. Our operations are hugely varied, which is why increasing the diversity of our people is needed more than ever before. That’s why we’re re-opening our Summer Diversity Intelligence Internship scheme.
To protect the UK, we need people with different perspectives and backgrounds. Inclusion is at the heart of our mission. With your perspective, we’ll see the world more clearly. As part of this scheme, you’ll enhance your skills, training and development – and get first-hand experience of our operations. Whichever agency you choose, you’ll join a welcoming team and your insight will be valued.
Over 11 weeks, you’ll either support MI5 to protect the UK from threats to National Security, or help MI6 mitigate threats emanating from overseas and promote the UK’s prosperity. With training from day one, you’ll help piece together intelligence, identify threats and create strategies. And you’ll do it all as part of a close-knit team who’ll encourage your input. Our workplace is supportive, and we’re proud to be fostering an open culture. With a growing range of affinity groups and a dedicated ethics counsellor and well-being officer, you’ll be free to be yourself.
No specific degree or previous experience is needed to apply (nobody has experience of this type of work), but you’ll need to be in your penultimate or final year of university and on track for at least a 2:2. MI5 seek problem solvers who thrive in a collaborative environment. MI6 look for emotional intelligence, and an interest in the world and its cultures. You’ll also be from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, and from a socially or economically disadvantaged background. We need a range of insights and perspectives to be successful. You could be exactly who we need to help us achieve our mission.