Are you a university student with disability looking for paid work experience that counts? The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students with disability the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of internships offered across a range of industries in both the public and private sector. Internships are available for students studying within disciplines of Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more.

Internships generally last four to eight weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).

The programs team are available throughout the entire process for support, advice and guidance on how to ensure your internship is a success.

To read the position descriptions for internships available, see Current Opportunities: . Please note, this page will be regularly updated as new positions become available.

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident or International student with full working rights in Australia

What is 'Disability'?

The Australian Network on Disability follows the definition from The Disability Discrimination Act (1992).

Disability is any impairment, abnormality, or loss of function, of any part of the body or mind. This includes:

  • Physical – affects someone's mobility or dexterity
  • Intellectual – affects someone's ability to learn
  • Mental Illness – affects thought processes
  • Sensory – may affect someone's ability to hear or see
  • Neurological - affects someone's brain and central nervous system e.g. brain tumours, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease
  • Learning disability – affects the way a person learns
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Immunological -the presence of organisms causing disease in the body e.g. arthritis, MS, IBD, Lupus, Diabetes

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