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Apply: British High Commission Foreign & Commonwealth Office Internship 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the British High Commission Foreign & Commonwealth Office Paid Internship Programme for Young Nigerians. Interested students should see the details below.

The main purpose of this role is to assist the IT support Officers in ensuring the smooth running of IT services across Nigeria British High Commission, and its state offices. The jobholder will perform IT Support Officer (ITSO) duties for staff. The intern will be joining a very busy IT section that provides support to not only Abuja but a number of state offices.

This is a particularly busy period for the section with a number of software and hardware deployments ongoing. The successful applicant will therefore need to demonstrate strong IT skills, balancing and prioritising the workload; have excellent communications skills and very good attention to detail.

The British Government through the British High Commission in Nigeria, is offering 2 paid internship positions to young Nigerians for a period of 6 months. Apply below.

Scholarship Type:


Eligible Country:


Host Country:

Abuja, Nigeria

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?

  • Assist in pre-deployment tasks for new IT equipment
  • Setting up of training sessions
  • Responding to user requests sent to IT inbox
  • Providing logistics support to deployment team
  • Perform an inventory of IT assets
  • Assist in post deployment exercises- (floor walking, logging calls and incidents)
  • Assist in disposal of redundant IT Equipment
  • Provide all other IT Support to users

How do I know if I’m eligible for the programme?

  • Previous experience in using Windows 10  , Microsoft Office 2016, Basic LAN/WAN configuration, Office 365, Internet and Intranet, IP Telephony and IT Helpdesk Support
  • ITIL certification
  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

What are the benefits of the programme?


What is the duration of the programme?

6 months starting 15th August 2018

How to Apply for the British High Commission Foreign and Commonwealth Office Internship

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening. Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation

Apply Here

Programme Webpage

Application Deadline:

14th July 2018.



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