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Internship Experience UK 2022 - Public Sector, Policy & Charity

20 Jun 2022, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 15th June 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Applications for Internship Experience UK: Public Sector, Policy & Charity are now closed.


Internship Experience UK 2022 is your no.1 opportunity this summer to supercharge your CV ahead of the key application season and secure a graduate role or internship. The programme has been completely re-designed and enhanced to provide you with even more connections, opportunities and insights - your springboard to a fantastic career in the public sector, policy & charity.

Careers in these sectors can be competitive to enter with many graduates applying and high requirements for each sector. However, the advantage of working in this area is a major draw for many candidates, including the chance to positively impact the lives of the masses in policy, shaping and developing them in the public sector and giving aid to causes that you truly believe in through working in charity.

As we’re reaching the end of the pandemic and employers are hiring the same if not more graduates than before 2020 - now is the time to ensure you have the sector-focused skills and knowledge that top employers will be looking for this autumn.

A brand new experience for 2022

We’re bringing you an entirely new Internship Experience UK this year with senior representatives from the public sector, policy & charity for you to network with. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the types of work you’ll be doing within these sectors and work on a project set directly by the employers themselves. 

Plus, this year you’ll be able to:

  • Learn from keynote speaker, Tim Campbell, who won the first series of The Apprentice and earned Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment in 2005.
  • Connect with leading firms across the public sector, policy & charity including the Civil Service Fast Stream, Frontline and Teach First.
  • Supercharge your CV ahead of the applications season by participating in a work sample which has been set by the employers themselves. 

Sessions you’ll get

During the three-day experience, you’ll connect with leading employers from the public sector, policy & charity to give you new perspectives on the work you can do and take part in workshops on topics including:

  • Public sector 101 - Civil Service 
  • Leadership - Frontline 
  • Resilience in education & beyond - Teach First

You will also attend exclusive employer-led sessions to help you gain the most sought-after skills for your future applications, interviews and roles:

  • Learn how to demonstrate transferable skills with ICAEW
  • Become a pro at preparing for interviews with PwC
  • Perfect your presentation skills with WTW
  • Gain top-tier CV and application advice from Vodafone

Plus, hear from influential leaders like Tahmid Chowdhury (Forbes 30 under 30) and Elspeth Coates Gibson (Chief Commercial Officer, Appointedd) on topical subjects, including commercial awareness and networking.

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

Internship Experience UK 2022: Public Sector, Policy & Charity is open to every student and recent graduate (18+). All you need to take part is a Bright Network membership, which is completely free and you can sign up when you start your application. To apply, simply click the button below and fill in your application form - it takes less than 10 minutes to complete. You don’t need previous experience to complete the experience - just passion for the sector. 

If you took part in the 2020 or 2021 experiences, we 100% recommend taking part this year. This is a completely new experience with different sessions, more employers for you to meet and new work samples to complete, all of which will allow you to build on your learning from previous years and gain a competitive advantage.

The application deadline was Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Supercharge your CV

Get ahead of the competition by participating in internship-style work samples led by top employers.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain

No matter what you are studying, if you’re passionate about the sector, this experience caters for all.

Springboard for success

With the pandemic coming to an end across the UK, more employers are set to open up more roles ahead of the application season, making this the perfect opportunity to upskill and make sure you’re ready to apply.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in the public sector, policy & charity

No previous experience required

Employers joining us


Frequently asked questions

What if I can’t attend? 

If you’re not able to attend the live experience, don’t worry, you can still take part with On-Demand. Head to our Internship Experience UK On-Demand page to learn more.

I did this experience last year - is it the same? 

The 2022 experience is completely unique, so if you did the experience last year, we recommend taking part again. All the sessions will be different, more employers are joining and the work samples are brand new, plus there are extra features to help you gain more from the experience. 

What if I have another question? 

For a full list of commonly asked questions about the experience, take a look at our Internship Experience UK FAQs page.