Since 2017, SHBC has recruited undergraduates to work on real projects for the Council during their study breaks via our Summer Internship programme.

Designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience within a Local Authority, the placements can last between four weeks through to three months.

Open to undergraduates and graduates, interns will typically gain experience in Information Technology, Transformation, Media & Marketing and Business.  

TaraRecent intern Tara said: "The past two summers I have worked in economic development, investment and development, event planning, PR, and even been involved the Town Centre’s promo videos. It’s been an amazing experience overall and really useful.” 

Stuart, also a previous SHBC intern, added: “As an English Literature student, working in the IT department was an eye-opening experience for me, and incredibly rewarding. I’ve had the chance to get to grips with something far removed from my typical ‘comfort zone’ and ultimately make my skill set more well-rounded and wide-ranging.” 

Interested in applying for a Summer Internship in 2019?

We are looking for team players, with high attention to detail, and who have excellent:

  • communication skills both written and verbal
  • analytical skills to collate and interpret data
  • organisational skills
  • interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • research skills

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2019 at 11:59 pm

To apply, please complete the Internship application form and e-mail it to along with a copy of your CV.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with interviews between February and April 2019.