GovTech Camp Intern 2023

Public Group International Ltd

Salary £23,300 per annum pro-rated
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 19th Mar 2023 GMT

Job Description

PUBLIC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants of all different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to be part of our summer cohort as part of our GovTech Camp programme to join us in our mission to reimagine and build digitally-enabled public services. We run two streams for our summer cohort - our GovTech Camp Summer Internship could be the right role for you if: 

  • You’re currently studying/have just finished your studies and/or

  • You have limited experience and/or

  • You are looking for an internship opportunity to gain paid work experience and you’re interested in GovTech.

Our Summer Interns will get the chance to learn from decision-makers, key thinkers, and innovators by supporting on a number of key projects - each intern will be assigned to a specific team.

Based in either London or Berlin, we offer a hybrid working environment with the flexibility to work from home or in our offices as required, depending on client and project needs. This year, our GovTech camp will run from 3rd July - 8th September.

Summer Interns will play an important role in supporting our expanding portfolio of transformation advisory projects, our programmes and our events. As part of the application process, we will ask for your input on the kind of work that excites you. Several examples of the type of work you could be contributing to include: 

  • Operational programme delivery including the design and executing workshops and lectures on our programmes.

  • Helping us to assess policy and regulatory environments for technology on advisory projects in domain or capability-specific areas in our transformation teams.

  • Assisting deliver one of our flagship events or leading the development of a new policy paper in our Campaigns team. 

Successful candidates will be expected to work on engagements alongside internal and client teams. We will provide you with the training and experiential learning opportunities necessary for you to develop in the GovTech field. 

Summer Interns will be provided with feedback over the summer in order to help them on their professional development journey. While there is no guarantee of a permanent role with us at the end of your GovTech Camp experience, if there are relevant opportunities to join the team, we will communicate this with you. 

All candidates will need the Right to Work in their preferred location; candidates wishing to work in the Berlin team will need to work in German at the C1 CEFR level and need to submit a valid certificate of enrolment upon acceptance. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship for our summer positions.

Please make sure to note your location preference on your application. 

Person specification

We recognise this is an important learning opportunity and an ideal time to try something new. With that in mind, we do not expect our interns to have any experience. Successful candidates will have:

  • Ability to gather and use qualitative and quantitative evidence to inform an argument

  • Demonstrable organisational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication, with experience publishing or presenting work to different stakeholders

  • Interest in, and knowledge of, emerging uses for technology in the wider public sector

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and G-Suite tools

Bonus points for

  • Interest in user research

  • Ability to work in German at the C1 CEFR level

What you don’t need 

  • A traditional educational background


  • Summer Interns in London will receive a salary of £23,300 per annum, pro-rated.

  • Summer Interns in Berlin will receive a salary of circa €2,000 per month. 


PUBLIC helps reimagine and build digitally-enabled public services. We started life as an accelerator and investor and have evolved to become Europe’s leading government-focused technology company. 

Our mission is to help public sector bodies transform the services they offer in order to create a better society for everyone. We strongly believe that public service can be pursued both inside and outside of government. 

Led by Daniel Korski, ex-deputy head of the No.10 policy unit and venture investor Alexander de Carvalho, PUBLIC is a ‘policy-to-product’ business - keen on shaping policy, transforming systems and finding and developing the products that can bring the policy to life. 

We built PUBLIC amidst Europe’s startup ecosystem, helped shape “GovTech” into a critical sector and firmly believe new companies are critical to government transformation, from welfare policy, through online harms to climate change. 

Our London home is PUBLIC Hall, a buzzing co-working space in the centre of Westminster; in Berlin we co-founded the government’s GovTech Campus. We continue to foster these communities, support innovators and provide the public sector with easy access to a pipeline of innovative solutions.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 19th Mar 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 19th Mar 2023