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  • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (1 year). Opportunities to work in research, development or GCHQ's technical areas. You need to be studying computer science, engineering, IT or similar.
  • EU. Opportunities for 3-5 months within European Commission, Council of The European Union, European Bank, European Parliament and Europen economic and social committee. 
  • GCHQ (51 weeks plus sunsequent sponsorship). Technology student schemes for those studying relevant degree subjects such as Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, Physics, Software Engineering or Telecommunications. You’ll be involved in a variety of rare and unique projects, covering the full range of software, hardware and networks.
  • HM Treasury GES (Government Economic Service) Economics students 12 months
  • Interpol (2-11 months)
  • Met Office. Their Industrial Placement scheme is open to those studying a degree with a significant numeracy, science or IT element to it.The 12 month programme offers you the opportunity to work across a diverse range of IT and development areas and learn from a clear training plan, including rotating placements and mentoring. This is a great opportunity to work with world-class supertechnology and learn from experts in the field.
  • Working for an MP – take a look at the website where a number of summer internships are posted. Most are unpaid.


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