Summer Diversity Internship Programme

The Civil Service Fast Stream

Location: UK wide

Duration: 6-9 weeks

Salary: £300-£350 per week

Gain a taster of the Fast Stream and the Civil Service on the programme that is recommended by 98% of previous interns.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, our Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) could change your life. Our award-winning programme gives talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like.

Your work placement in a government department offers a great insight into the broad range of opportunities across the Civil Service. It’s also a brilliant way to prepare for a place on one of our Fast Stream graduate programmes, which could lead to many different career paths at the heart of the UK government.

You’ll have full support, including an allocated Fast Stream buddy and a scheme manager to guide you. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a ‘Fast Pass’. This could enable you to be fast-tracked to the final stage of Fast Stream selection.

For this programme applications are invited from people who are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, people with a disability and those from a lower socio economic background. You also need to be in your final two years at University.

To find out more about our eligibility criteria and to apply visit

The Civil Service helps the government of the day to implement their commitments and deliver high quality services to the public.

Our work impacts every aspect of society and our organisation is built on a culture where people genuinely matter. Our 420,000 staff work across the UK, contributing to professions as diverse as: Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Human Resources, Communications, Digital, Science and Technology.

Civil servants are united by a strong sense of purpose. And our enduring values – integrity, honesty, impartiality and objectivity – run through everything we do.

The Civil Service is looking for people from all backgrounds to become our future senior leaders. Our award-winning graduate leadership development programme, The Fast Stream offers structured development with a choice of 15 government professions.

Fast Streamers benefit from supportive peer networks, a great social life around work, and flexible working that enables work-life balance. They shape the decisions that touch all of our lives.

So, whether you are looking for your first graduate role, seeking to return to work, or change profession, the Fast Stream is the ideal place to progress a meaningful, fulfilling career.

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