House of Commons

Internship Programme 2020-21

 

The House of Commons has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to run this new internship programme, offering eight opportunities to individuals from underrepresented groups.

The House of Commons is committed to attracting talent from a wide range of backgrounds and recognises the value in reflecting the diversity of the UK population.

 

This internship programme provides paid work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently underrepresented in the House of Commons’ workforce. The programme is designed to equip interns with the skills and knowledge necessary to apply for full-time positions in Parliament on completion of the programme.

 

The internship programme is a great way to gain paid work experience in an exciting and unique environment at the heart of the nation’s democracy. 

The programme consists of two streams:

BAME Internships

The House of Commons runs an annual internship programme for three recent graduates from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds. These internships are aimed at individuals from communities that are currently underrepresented in the graduate level workforce at the House of Commons.

 

Restoration and Renewal Internships

The Restoration and Renewal Programme was established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to preserve the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home for the UK Parliament in the 21st century. These internships will offer opportunities to people who are interested in gaining experience of this industry in Parliament, who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Both internship streams will benefit from mentoring, coaching and support during the internship.

Eligibility Criteria

 

Restoration and Renewal Internship ​

  • Have no restrictions on living/working in the UK

  • Be able to commit to all aspects of the programme

  • Able to work in London for the duration of the internship 

BAME Graduate Internship ​

  • Be from a Black, Asian/Ethnic Minority background

  • A recent graduate from an undergraduate or post-graduate course (max 3 years) 

  • Have no restrictions on living/working in the UK

  • Be able to commit to all aspects of the programme

  • Able to work in London for the duration of the internship ​​

Application Process 

  • APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

  • 23 September - 22 October 2019 - First stage Assessment Development Centre at our London office. 

  • November 2019 - Final stage interview with House of Commons 

  • November 2019 - Internship offers communicated 

  • November - December 2019 - Induction, References and Security Clearance

  • January 2020 Internship commences 

 

If you have any questions about the programme please email internships@windsor-fellowship.org