The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students with disability the opportunity to intern with leading and forward-thinking organisations across a range of disciplines as part of Stepping Into.

What is Stepping Into?

Stepping into is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study. Students benefit by gaining valuable experience in their desired field of work, and by having the opportunity to develop professional networking and social skills.

About the Internships

Stepping Into internships are offered across a range of industries in both the public and private sector. Internships are available for students around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more. For a full list of disciplines covered, please visit our website.

Internships will generally last 4 to 8 weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).

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

AND accepts applications from students with all types of disability including but not limited to physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

How do I apply?

Read the details on our website and complete our online application form by 15th October 2017.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To speak to a member of the Stepping Into team call 1300 36 36 45 or email

Dial in to an Information Session

Over the upcoming weeks, we will be facilitating information sessions online. If you have applied, or are considering applying, for the Summer 2017/18 Stepping Into internship program we encourage you to dial in to one of the sessions. The presentation will offer:

  • An overview of the Stepping Into program
  • Top tips on Job Applications, Preparing for Interviews & How to Network

All applicants should attend one of the following sessions in order to best prepare for the next steps of the Stepping Into process.

  • 1 – 1:30pm, Tuesday 8th August
  • 2:30 – 3pm, Wednesday 16th August
  • 10 – 10:30am, Thursday 24th August

To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals. Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Follow this link here

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session.

There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

For more information on the Stepping Into Program, click here.

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