MI5 launches 11-week paid internships for students … but aspiring James Bonds do not need to apply
- Technologically minded students are encouraged along the way for a 2.2 to apply
- The locations will see paid interns £ 485 a week for helping in various departments
- Telephone piracy is among the activities carried out during its rotation
George Martin for Mailonline
MI5 has launched an 11-week internship plan to trap students in the world of espionage.
The placements, which are aimed at technology-minded students, will see interns hacking terrorist phones and laptops, among other tasks.
But far from being appropriate for aspiring James Bonds, interns will need to feel comfortable working on a computer for long periods, according to a publication on the agency's website.
"This is a new initiative and we are investing in our future," says MI5 on its website.
The interns will be based at the MI5 headquarters in Thames House, London (pictured) and will be paid £ 485 per week.
"Their work could have a direct impact on the way we protect national security, and those who impress will be offered a permanent role once they graduate."
According to MI5, interns will rotate through four areas & # 39; techniques & # 39; of the agency, where IT skills, coding and data analysis are required.
The agency says that its most coveted locations are likely to be found in "covert technical operations" & # 39; – Piracy of electronic equipment of terrorists.
Around 10 locations have been quietly carried out in the last two summers, but the new scheme is intended to represent a more comprehensive search for new spies.
If selected from the initial application, the candidates will face an arduous selection process that will include interviews and secret evaluation centers.
Candidates should be on the road for a 2.2, but they will be paid £ 485 a week if they are accepted into the program.
The scheme is currently open to undergraduate students in the penultimate year of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
The MI5 website says that the scheme has been introduced to expand the search for the next generation of spies