Baroness Warsi launches Whitehall Internship Scheme 2012
On Monday 13th August Cabinet Office Minister, Baroness Warsi, on behalf of HM Government, and in conjunction with the Social Mobility Foundation launched the second annual Whitehall Internship program.
The program, designed to open up internship places for Year 12 students from underrepresented backgrounds, will allow for two week placements in Government Departments such as the Treasury, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Cabinet Office and the Foreign Office.
Places have been offered to the students from all around the UK.
Speaking ahead of the start of the program, Baroness Warsi said:
“It is vital that we do our bit in Government to give students from all backgrounds the opportunity to explore areas of work they previously thought weren’t open to them. In the past many young people missed out on work experience opportunities simply because they lacked the necessary contacts or faced significant financial burdens. Offering fully funded internships is a great way to start addressing that and it is my privilege to help champion the work of the Social Mobilty Foundation.
“I hope that the two week Whitehall internship will give the students a real insight into working in Government and the confidence to believe that anything is possible.”