Summer placements - 12 weeks

Apply - achieve - accelerate and build your future at West Suffolk Council - animated logoWe offer 12 week paid internships each summer which give university students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and knowledge to support their studies. This experience provides exposure to challenging and worthwhile projects working across a range of different service areas giving them a taste of what a career in local government is like. Interns have access to a tailored training and development programme and are assigned a buddy from their team throughout the placement.

The interns work together on a group project on behalf of the council during their time with us. They are given a brief on a 'real' project with several stakeholders and the responsibility to deliver this lies with them. They are the decision makers, however support and guidance from specialist areas are always available if required.

Industrial placements – 39-40 weeks

We offer industrial placements opportunities as well, which allow students to apply their academic knowledge in a practical working environment, enabling the development of professional skills and experience sought after by employers. They learn about the public sector and the different local government organisations and partnerships within Suffolk, and discover the variety of roles available within their potential future career pathways.


Our Interns experience


Summer 2023 interns

We advertise internship opportunities in November-December each year for the following summer.

Our 2024 placements information and how to apply.

To be eligible for an internship you must be an undergraduate at a UK university and be eligible to work in the UK. Interns receive the national living wage together with our excellent benefits package, including discounts on gym membership, shopping, cinema, travel and a whole lot more.