This is where you belong
Bring your STEM skills to MI5’s technical internship programme and you won’t just be working alongside our best tech minds on unique projects as a member of a real team. You’ll also find an environment where you feel at home, with colleagues who encourage you to express your views, put forward ideas and simply be yourself. In short, you’ll discover a place where you truly belong.
What do we offer?
This 11-week programme offers you a great opportunity to improve your skills on a range of stimulating technical projects with a meaningful purpose – to keep UK communities safe. Technology’s at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll get hands-on with tasks that have a positive impact on peoples’ lives in one of these London-based technical teams:
- Business Analysis
- Covert Technical Operations
- Software Engineering
- Data Architecture
- User Experience (UX) Design
It’s about being a valued member of the team, sharing knowledge and solving problems to develop world-beating solutions. So, although you’ll be working with our expert team, you’ll find they’re remarkably down-to-earth and keen to learn from you, too. And if you’re a success, we may offer you a place on our graduate programme after your degree.
What you need
You’ll be in your penultimate year of a STEM-related degree, and be on track for a 2:2. You’ll be a good communicator with a passion for tech, basic computer skills and the ability to solve problems. With the ability to live and work in London for 11 weeks, you’ll enjoy the scope to prove your abilities in an atmosphere designed to bring out the best in you.
At MI5 diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodivergent conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce such as women, those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Find out more about our culture, working environment and diversity on our website:
To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have the nationality or citizenship from our approved list of countries (further information on our eligibility criteria can be found here). If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You can apply at the age of 17 years, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday.