Find out more about internships

Lisa Chambers ANL-140917-123147001
Lisa Chambers ANL-140917-123147001

Over 20 internship placements and two industrial placements are now available in councils across Suffolk.

Those interested are being encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the application process, meet members and heads of departments and hear about past interns’ experience.

The session is being held at Endeavour House, Ipswich between 11am and 1pm on Monday 22 December 2014.

The internship programme is designed to encourage young people to take up careers in the public sector and to provide paid opportunities for undergraduates or graduates to experience working for local government during their summer break from university.

Two paid 12-month industrial placements are also available at Suffolk County Council, putting the successful candidate at the forefront of innovative and exciting developments in waste management and economic development and skills policy.

These placements must form part of the applicant’s university course.

Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education, skills and young people, said: “As part of our commitment to Raising the Bar, I want all young people in Suffolk to be well prepared to enter the workplace and make a successful transition from education into sustainable employment.

“As an employer, the county council can support this ambition, by putting in place a programme of opportunities and workplace experiences for young people that is of exemplar practice. This means that, with our partner councils, we are looking at ways of making local government attractive to young people and position ourselves as employers of choice.

“I am delighted that we have such a range of internship opportunities available and the Rising High website will provide a key access point for people to find out more. I hope we will see many more young people taking up opportunities within local government as a result.”

Details of the internship opportunities can be found on the new Rising High website via: www.risinghighsuffolk.org.uk

The internships will start in the summer of 2015. The closing date for applications is Friday 30 January 2015.