Internships for disabled students

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
  • Marketing
  • Illustration and design
  • Blog writing
  • Data analysis
  • Policy and research

Student experiences

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.

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 or the GO Wales team at your university. 

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