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Stepping Into™ is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid hands-on work experience in leading Australian businesses.

Whether you are confident of your next move or not sure which direction to take, Stepping Into opens the door to exploring career options in a supported learning environment.

The program offers students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the job application and interview process, develop a network of industry contacts, and gain meaningful, paid work experience.

“My internship has made a big difference. It has helped me be comfortable to just be myself. It is humbling and liberating.” – Chris Rodrigo, past Stepping Into intern.

Read what some of our past participants have to say about the program.

The benefits

You will gain valuable experience in your chosen field, and will have the opportunity to develop networking skills, contacts and social skills for your future in the workforce.

You will get the chance to showcase your skills and knowledge to leading Australian and international employers.

The internship will also equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience that will serve as a valuable attribute on your resume.

And, did we mention you get paid?

Participating employers

All employers in the Stepping Into internship program are Gold or Platinum members of the Australian Network on Disability (AND), a membership based not-for-profit organisation that actively works to create a more accessible Australia. Members are committed to advancing access and inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.

For a full list of employers visit AND’s members page.

Employers from both the public and private sectors participate in Stepping Into across a wide range of industries.

Internships are offered across most disciplines, including business, commerce, law, HR, marketing, communications, IT, engineering and social sciences to name a few.


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