Internship Experience UK: Public Sector, Policy & Charity (NEW for 2021)

6 Jul 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 30th June 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Applications for Internship Experience UK are now closed.


Do you want to make a real difference to the world we live in - driving policy change, shaping national infrastructure and making sure people's voices get heard? If so, you may find a career in Public Sector, Policy or Charity rewarding. These sectors are rapidly expanding and employers are constantly on the lookout for passionate and dedicated graduate talent to join their teams - this is where Internship Experience UK comes in.

Join us for this three-day immersive experience, designed to help you gain exclusive insights and drive forward your career - you can see the learning timetable for more details.

What's new for 2021? 

Internship Experience UK: Public Sector, Policy & Charity is a brand new experience for 2021. We've designed it specifically to help you on your journey through the world of work. Here's what you can expect to benefit from:

  • The chance to learn from and connect with leading employers in the Public Sector, Policy & Charity sectors
  • Sector-focused and core skills sessions to give you greater insight into working in these industries
  • The chance to tailor your work experience based on your interests
  • Unique sub-sector streams and project work that you can impress current and potential employers with

You'll also gain a certificate to show employers your dedication to your career and industry.

Sessions you'll get

As part of the three-day experience, we've partnered with the very best employers in the industry to deliver workshops on topics you need to know about before starting your career:

  • Resilience - Teach First
  • Leadership - Frontline & Unlocked
  • Problem-solving: Addressing personal wellbeing in times of challenge - Ark Teacher Training

More to be announced soon. 

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

This experience 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 an application form – it takes about 10 minutes to complete. You don't need previous experience to complete the experience - just a passion for the sector.

The application deadline was 30th June at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Develop key competencies

Gain the tools you need to develop key skills employers are looking for in graduates.

Gain a competitive edge

Demonstrate your proactiveness and add to your CV to help you stand out during future application processes.

Connect with world-leading firms

Make valuable connections with representatives from world-leading firms like Ofcom, Teach First and Frontline.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in the Public Sector, Policy or Charity

No previous experience required

Employers joining us


6 Jul 2021 - 8 Jul 2021

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day one

Take part in sector overviews and expert skills sessions delivered by our leading partner employers: Teach First and Frontline.

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day two

Begin your work project to simulate real-life tasks you’d be responsible for during a Public Sector, Policy or Charity internship.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Day three

After completing your project, there will be final skills sessions and a closing celebration to mark the end of your internship experience. You will receive feedback on your work once completed.


What people say about this event

I learnt about roles which I never knew existed and I think from those discussions I came away from it realising what my values were and what I wanted out of a career.

Photo of Paige, Policy Advisor
Paige, Policy Advisor

I felt that Internship Experience UK was the stepping stone that helped me bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.

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Van, Graduate Analyst

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 and apply today.

What if I'm under 18? 

If you're under the age of 18, you don't have to miss out. This year we've launched Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools where those 16 and 17 years old can take part in a tailored internship experience of your choice, in your own time during the school summer holidays. Visit our Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools page to learn more and apply for the programme.

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.