I worked at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time (More than a year)
High visibility and a lot of respect
Full ownership of the segment
Lots of networking opportunities
Since this role requires full ownership, most tasks are done with no team to help you. Heavily reliant on outside vendors to meet deadlines on events which is a great experience but can also bring you a lot of stress.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Houston, TX) in September 2015.
I applied online. I don't remember how long it took from start to finish, but one i finished the interview I was contacted and given an offer within about a week. The interview itself was not bad. The building was very secure, and had multiple layers of security doors to get into the building. The interview itself was with three women who worked in the UKTI section. It was very informal and quite comfortable. We were in a smaller room with a sofa and comfortable chairs. All of the questions were behavioral questions and questions about my resume and experience. It was a comfortable experience and not intimidating at all. Quite enjoyable. I did not accept the internship because they do not pay their interns.