Want to work on digital services that matter?  

The Home Office Digital Internship programme offers 12-month paid placements to people with a passion for user centered design.

You’ll follow a structured development path with access to mentors and internationally recognised qualifications. You’ll work in multidisciplinary teams to build services in an agile way, solving such problems as how users can prove their identity, know what they’re entitled to, or prove that they’re eligible for something.

At the end of the placement, you’ll be able to apply for a permanent junior role at the Home Office.

Why the Home Office?

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police.  It has been at the front line of keeping citizens safe and the country secure since 1782.

Digital is changing the way the Home Office works, building and iterating online services that help keep the UK's streets safe and its borders secure. You’ll get the chance to work on high profile projects that make a difference.

The starting salary is £23,330 (£26,866 in Croydon placements) and you’ll get 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays. You’ll also be able to join the Civil Service pension scheme and will have access to other benefits such as flexible working options and season ticket loans.

  How to apply

There are 3 stages in the recruitment process:

  • an initial application, in which you submit your CV and examples of your work
  • a phone interview
  • a face to face interview and a task

The Home Office is committed to attracting and retaining talent from diverse communities, so we follow the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). This means applicants with disabilities only need to meet the minimum qualifying criteria to progress to the phone interview stages of assessment.

You’ll be able to tell us about any reasonable adjustments you might need to complete any part of the recruitment process.

The 2018 programme is expected to launch in April, with placements in the user research, interaction design, content design, service design and software engineering professions.

If you’re offered a role, you’ll be put forward for security clearance. Individuals applying for security clearance should usually have been continuously resident in the UK for 5 years. Where normal residence criteria is not met, your application will be judged on a case by case basis.

It’s expected that successful candidates will join us in September 2018.

You’ll be able to apply for placements at the Civil Service Jobs website.