GCS Diversity and Inclusion Scheme applications open

Applications for this year’s round of the award winning GCS Diversity and Inclusion scheme are now open. Eligible applicants can apply via the GCS website. The deadline is 11:55pm on Monday 8 March.

Are you considering a career in public service communications? Do you want to work in the heart of government on high-profile campaigns?

The Government Communication Service (GCS) internship offers a unique opportunity to develop your communication skills, with the chance to work across a wide range of communications disciplines, delivering cutting edge work for the UK government. 

Interns are placed within a government department, ALB or agency and will have the opportunity to work on some of the biggest public service communications currently being delivered. The internship is paid and lasts between 6 and 12 weeks.


The scheme is open to university students in their final or penultimate year of university, or those studying for a degree-equivalent qualification. As this is a D&I scheme, there are certain requirements you must meet to be eligible for the GCS internship.

You can apply if you:

  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Are from a care leaver background
  • Are from an ethnic minority background
  • Are from a lower socioeconomic background

The deadline to apply for the GCS internship is 11:55pm on Monday 8 March, so apply now! If you have any further questions, please email gcs-internship@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.