Work experience and overseas attachments
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office runs two schemes offering students who are interested in working for the FCO the opportunity to gain work experience. Penultimate year students are eligible to apply for the Overseas Undergraduate Attachment Scheme. In addition, the FCO offers a Work Experience Scheme for 16 and 17 year-olds.
Windsor Fellowship Sponsorship Programme
The Windsor Fellowship is a management-training organisation that provides training programmes to students from ethnic minority backgrounds. The FCO is sponsoring two students this year including a two-month paid work experience placement in London, during the summer. Further information about these programmes can be obtained direct from the Windsor Fellowship on 020 7613 0373.
The Economics Sandwich Students Placement Scheme
The FCO is offering one year placements for two to three undergraduates on Economic placement courses, who are interested in working for the FCO. To be eligible to apply to the Economics Sandwich Students Placement Scheme candidates will need to be on courses with a substantial economic element.