Information for students and university support staff
The research carried out by DRILL funded project, Legally Disabled, indicates that disabled people are disadvantaged in the labour market by employer assumptions, inaccessible workplaces, and a lack of employer understanding. This can exclude disabled people from achieving their goals and entering the working world.
Our aim at Disability Wales is to address this imbalance by improving the employment landscape for disabled people. By supporting individuals at the start of their career journey, we hope to create sustainable change.
Apply for a GO Wales Placement
We provide unpaid internships for disabled students in Wales. This can be arranged through the GO Wales programme for eligible students or individually. We welcome inquiries from students of all ages and backgrounds.
Throughout the time we have hosted students we have supported a range of placements including:
- Video making
- Welsh translation
- Illustration and design
- Blog writing
- Data analysis
- Policy and research
Many of our student interns have written about their time with us, shedding light on what they got up to during their internship and what they thought about the overall experiences. You can find links to some of their entries below or by searching our website.
- Open University intern, Elin, blogged about her ‘virtual internship’ with Disability Wales in 2019
- Cardiff University neuroscience student, Emily, took on an internship with us in 2020, here is what she had to say.
- Working as an intern for Disability Wales: Kirusha’s experience
- Also from Swansea University, Tyler spent some time with us earlier in 2021.
- Bangor University student, Amy, also shared her thoughts about her time with us in this blog post.
Further information on students experiences at Disability Wales can be found in our student pamphlet and YouTube video:
For more information on student placements contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the GO Wales team at your university.