The House of Lords Administration’s Ethnic Minority Internship Programme

We are rolling out a programme of initiatives aimed at elevating the voices and experiences of those from currently underrepresented backgrounds within the Parliamentary community. As part of this, we are introducing an ethnic minority0focused internship programme that provides individuals with a short-term internship within the House of Lords Administration.

The programme aims to provide development opportunities for ethnic minority individuals at the beginning of their career (or those who may be changing career), who may otherwise not consider a role at the House of Lords. It is hoped the programme will also raise the profile of the House of Lords Administration as an employer of choice and raise awareness of the breadth of roles available.

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

About the Internship

​We are offering a paid, 1-month training internship for four individuals aged 18 and over from an ethnic minority background. You can choose to apply for placements within four Offices across the Administration.

Although the internship does not offer or guarantee a substantive role at the end of the 1-month period, the aim is for you to develop the skills and gain the experience required for a role within the House of Lords Administration, or a job elsewhere.

Training at the House of Lords means you will be at the heart of British politics, developing your skills and knowledge on how to best navigate and assist a busy and exciting workplace where British laws are made and revised. The internship is an excellent opportunity that has been designed to provide you with the understanding and ability to develop within a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Your Development

  • Windsor Fellowship support – our partners the Windsor Fellowship, will provide you with pastoral and interview support from the point of application.
  • Mentorship – Take advantage of on-going coaching, mentorship and guidance from experienced House of Lords employees.
  • Skills building – grow key technical, professional and leadership skills through training and development opportunities.
  • Career development – gain exposure to career growth activities to help prepare for your careers.

Who can apply?

  • A resident in the UK or Ireland for a minimum of three years (this is a requirement to undertake National Security Vetting).
  • You must be available to take part in the whole internship period from Monday 3rd July – Friday 28th July 2023.
  • You must be aged 18 or over by the application deadline.
  • You must be from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background.
  • You have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Please note that the House of Lords does not sponsor work visas.
  • You are living in the UK.

Roles and Job Descriptions

Please read the specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required:

Salary: £1,792 for the month.

Location: This is a hybrid role, working on the Parliamentary Estate subject to business need. Your base will be at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster (precise office location will vary), but you will also be provided with the support and equipment to be able to work from home.

How to apply?

  • Applications are now closed for 2023-24. Please sign up here to hear about the next round of recruitment.

If you have any questions about the opportunity please email: