British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2016

Start Date

 June 2016


 London, UK


 12 weeks


You must currently be a student at least in your 2nd year of an undergraduate degree in any discipline, although individual roles may have additional requirements.


 Paid - competitive


 Saturday the 13th of Feburary 2016


EmployAbility is delighted to be working with British Council to offer dyslexic and disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the British Council UK Summer Intership Scheme 2016. 

British Council UK Summer Internship Scheme 2016

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries bringing international opportunity to life, every day.

Since we were set up in 1934 the British Council has developed thousands of partnerships with over 100 countries all over the world. It’s a job we take tremendous pride in, but none of it would be possible without the hard work of our teams in the UK. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global organisation and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you.

Each year we look to bring fresh ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns over the summer. We get to work with new talent and creativity, plus an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities to young people; you get to learn new skills while on a paid internship and kick start to your international career.

As an intern you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to step into the world of cultural relations with an organisation that values diversity and innovation. You’ll join one of our teams in either our London or Manchester office, working with a dedicated line manager on international projects that really add value to our organisation.

You will also take part in a group project with your fellow interns. Here you will be able to build your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with direction, perspective and experience to take away with you on completion of the programme

What positions are available?

You apply to become an intern and then when you join, we match you with a department that we feel aligns well with your experiences, potential and ambitions. You will have one area of work to focus on but you will have the opportunity to learn about all of our work across a number of areas and functions including our Music, Science,  Policy and External Relations teams and many more!

To learn more about what we look for when recruiting for our intern scheme, please ensure you take a look at the role profile document on our jobs portal before applying. This document contains useful examples of the type of work you may be completing whilst on the scheme as well as the all-important person specification that we will use throughout the recruitment process.

How can I apply?

Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against British Council core competencies and selected through British Council's recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly on to the Internship Programme and participate in every aspect of it. 

To apply online to the British Council Internship programme, please click on the 'apply now' button at the bottom of this page. 

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the scheme, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email

This programme is now closed for applications.


Testimonials view more

EmployAbility helps with every aspect of employment – helping to find an area that is right for you, helping you to apply, providing interview preparation, and helping you while you are on the job. I would recommend them to anyone with a disability.

AS - Sales and Trading Intern - Banking

Our employers

jump to footer

  • Clifford Chance
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Audit Office
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Credit Suisse
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Reed Smith
  • Credit Benchmark
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Shell
  • KPMG
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Cisco
  • British Council
  • Google
  • FCA
  • Fieldfisher
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Barclays
  • J.P. Morgan
  • National Health Service
  • CBRE
  • Allen & Overy
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Bloomberg
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Civil Service First Stream
  • BNY Mellon
  • BP
  • Herbert Smith
  • Mayer Brown
  • Slaughter and May
  • Accenture
  • Bird & Bird
  • UBS
  • Enterprise Come Alive
  • Hackcampus
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ernst & Young
  • Dow
  • Mills & Reeve
  • The Guardian