Do you live with a disability or long-term health condition? Are you looking for an internship next summer? Want to improve your employability and give future applications a competitive edge?
Then apply for a Change 100 internship!
Change 100 is a paid summer internship that targets the disability employment gap by placing students and graduates with disabilities in leading companies. But it’s also more than an internship – Change 100 will work with you and your employer to make sure they understand your needs and adjustments, and the scheme includes mentoring and professional development. You’ll gain invaluable experience, industry knowledge, and learn more about what you want from a future career.
To date, over 160 leading corporate, public and third sector organisations have worked with Change 100 – whatever your interest, you can find a placement to suit you.
Read what other students and graduates have said about the scheme here.
How to apply?
To be eligible to apply for the Summer 2020 scheme, you must:
- Consider yourself to have a disability or long-term health condition as defined in the Equality Act 2010. This can include physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, mental health conditions, learning disabilities and difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) and other long-term health conditions (e.g. diabetes, MS)
- Have the right to work in the UK for a summer
- Be in your penultimate or final year of university level study, or have graduated in 2018 or 2019
- Be predicted or have achieved at least a 2:1 at university (or have mitigating circumstances for a lower grade)
- Be able to attend an assessment centre in person in January or February
The application form can be found on the website and you have until the 8th January to apply!
But wait! Before you apply…
Sign up for a webinar with Leonard Cheshire to learn about where successful applicants could be working, the roles interns have previously had, and how the mentoring and development programme works. You’ll also gain some top tips for making a successful application and learn how to approach reasonable adjustments and sharing your disability during the inclusive recruitment process.
Leonard Cheshire will be running the webinar 3 times:
- Monday 2nd December: 15:00 – 16:00
- Tuesday 10th December: 17:00 – 18:00
- Monday 6th January: 14:00-15:00
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider these top tips from Change 100:
- Don’t be afraid to ask for reasonable adjustments for the assessment centre
- Become an expert in your own reasonable adjustments and what you need from interviewers
- Sharing your disability is a personal choice and it is against the law for an employer to ask what disability you have BUT you can talk about skills you’ve gained from living with a disability, such as resilience, or problem-solving.
King’s Careers & Employability also provides specialist support, longer careers guidance appointment, and an exclusive Careers + programme for underrepresented students. If you’ve got any questions about our disability support, drop us an email at email@example.com or leave us a message on this blog post!
If you’re not eligible for this scheme, or want to apply for different internships, keep checking our King’s CareerConnect for advertised opportunities and read our advice on sourcing your own internship.