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Want to work on digital services that matter?  

The Home Office Digital Internship programme offers an 18-month paid accelerated learning experience to those with a passion for user-centred digital services.

You’ll follow a structured development path, tailored to your chosen role, with access to senior mentors and recognised qualifications. At the end of the placement, you’ll be able to apply for a permanent position at the Home Office.

Internship poster for the Home Office
Erica Brown, user research intern talks about her experience.

Apply for an internship place

Applications for the 2020 programme will open in March. We’ll be offering programmes in the following roles:

• User Research
• Interaction Design
• Content Design
• Software Engineering
• IT Service Management
• IT Service Operations

Reece Flemming - a Home Office Digital Intern

Why join 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.

You’ll receive a starting salary of £24,108 or £27,762 if you’re based in London (£29,858 or £33,963 for software engineering interns) 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.

Nese Zorba - Home Office Digital Intern

How to apply:

You’ll need to apply on the Civil Service Jobs website

There are 3 stages in the recruitment process:

• an initial application, in which you may be asked to submit a CV, examples of your work or complete an online test
• a phone interview
• a face-to-face interview and a practical 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.

If you’re offered a role, you’ll be put forward for security clearance. If you apply for security clearance you should usually have been continuously resident in the UK for 5 years