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Stepping Into Internships Update

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Stepping Into Internships – Two Weeks To Go!

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Positions include:

  • Technology Intern (Melbourne)
  • Accessibility Plan Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Civil Engineer or Environmental Engineer/Scientist or Project Manager Intern (Canberra)
  • Environment & Resources Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mine Planning Intern (Perth)
  • Planning and Technical Intern (Brisbane)
  • Operations Finance Intern (Melbourne & Perth)

 

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Positions include:

  • Marine Division Program Management Intern (Canberra)
  • Policy Development and Advice Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Comms Specialist Intern (Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Demand and Performance Analyst Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Mental Health Support Officer Intern (Geelong Location: Hunter Region, NSW, or Perth, WA may also be considered)
  • ICT Support Officer Intern (Canberra)

 

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Positions include:

  • Human Resources Intern (Brisbane)
  • Strategic Contract Management Intern (Brisbane)

 

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Positions include:

  • Legal Intern (Melbourne)
  • Strategy and Finance Intern (Melbourne)

 

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Positions include:

  • Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Assistant Intern (Sydney)
  • Analyst Intern (Sydney)

 

We have plenty more organisations and positions listed on our website!

If you’ve already applied – thank you! We have had more positions added since our first email, so be sure to check our website for the updated list, and email applications@and.org.auif you would like to change your preferences. Don’t forget to share this email with people you know who might be interested, too!

If you haven’t already applied: applications close Friday 4th October. Head to our website to view all available positions, and apply here!

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australian 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 information page for students and complete our online application form by 4th October 2019

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 applications@and.org.au

Find Out More About Stepping Into

Stepping Into Internships – More Positions Added!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

More Stepping Into Internship Positions Added to AND Website

Australian Network on Disability (AND) encourages all potential applicants to review the positions on offer and apply for the ‘Stepping Into’ program. Any applicants who wish to change their preferences are also more than welcome to email applications@and.org.au to update their preference list.

 An Inspiring Story from the Winter 2018 internship program.

Amelia Gates

Amelia Gates with supervisors

Amelia Gates participated in Stepping Into at Department of Social Services Tasmania, and not only discovered her career potential, but developed her confidence in managing her illness in the workplace.

 Having never attempted full-time work before, Amelia had wanted to test just how much work she could take on. Once she realised her disability was nothing to hide, armed with pain-management techniques and confidence, Amelia soon realised she was very capable of full-time work. Amelia has since gone on to a role that is aligned with her university studies and career goals.

‘I don’t have the same concerns going into this new job that I did before I completed Stepping Into. I now feel confident in my ability to manage any pain and not hide my disability from co-workers,’ she said.

 Her supervisor Beverley Jefferson and colleagues also say they gained valuable skills from the internship, and learned how easy it can be to manage adjustments in the workplace.

 ‘Amelia just needed the flexibility to have time off when her disability impacted too intensely, and access to a microwave for heat packs,’ said Beverley.

‘Disability should not be a barrier – in fact, that question should be flipped. Ask instead: do employers create barriers for people with disability?’

AND are delighted to be able to contribute to these fantastic outcomes for both students and organisations. Visit their website for more success stories!

Applications for the Summer 2019/20 Stepping Into internships are open until October 4th

For more information or any enquiries, feel free to contact the Programs team on 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au

GradWISE Launch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Monash Career Connect and WISE Employment Launch GradWISE

Edward Osano at the GradWISE launch

Mr Edward Osano of WISE Employment at the GradWISE launch

On Wednesday 21 August 2019 at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus Disability Support Services and Monash Career Connect officially launched the GradWISE program with WISE Employment Services.

GradWISE is a new program, developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.

GradWISE is designed to complement the existing supports provided by Monash to give students a customised coaching program in a one on one setting. Their aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role. They work with you, and their pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment for as long as you need it.

Monash Career Connect also provided an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise graduate employment opportunities, including LiLo, Student Futures, Employ-ability Workshops, and more. Go to the Career Connect website to find out what they can offer you!

Apply for GradWISE at Monash

If this sounds like the support you have been looking for, the team would love to chat with you. You can find out more about the program on their website www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise or drop an email to Mr Edward Osano (pictured), Head of GradWISE to set up a time for a chat – edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

You can also find out more about your unique personality type by using the GradWISE Selfie Evaluation – found here: www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise-evaluation

*GradWISE appointments are now available at Monash University Caulfield Campus on Fridays 9am – 5pm at the Career Connect office, ground floor, Building B. Contact Ed Osano to make an appointment or to touch base sooner! edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

Rusty Tweed Scholarship

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Out of the U.S. comes the Rusty Tweed Scholarship!

Here is the entry URL: https://www.rustytweedscholarship.com/.

Scholarship main details:

Scholarship Amount: $1000

Essay Question: Why does economics matter to you?

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements: High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. Undergraduates enrolled in college do not have to be pursuing an economics major to be eligible. Non-US residents are welcome to apply.

Intern Discovers Her Career Potential Through Work Experience at DSS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The Tasmania State Office of the Department of Social Services (DSS) has successfully welcomed several talented interns with disability into the workplace through the Stepping Into program.

Their most recent recruit, Amelia, came to the program with one particular issue she was keen to explore. She lives with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, which causes unpredictable bursts of pain, and she wanted to test how she could work around her pain in the workplace.

Read about Amelia’s experience at DSS

7 Ways to Build a More Accessible and Inclusive Workplace

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

More than 250 professionals from 120 leading organisations came together for the Australian Network on Disability Conference in May to discuss the forces that are driving organisations to be more accessible and inclusive. Seven key forces were highlighted as contributing to positive change and sustainable progress.

Find out 7 ways to build a more accessible and inclusive workplace

QBE Offers Practical Support to Jobseekers

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Managers and specialists across all areas of QBE have helped jobseekers with disability to gain vital workplace exposure and prepare for their chosen career.

In a recent Recruitment Skills Workshop hosted by QBE and Allegis Global Solutions, jobseekers were provided with expert application and interview tips, as well as a chance to ask important questions about how to stand out in a competitive job market.

Here’s some of their advice and their top 10 tips for jobseekers.

DHHS Supports Career Pathways for Students with Disability

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

After a highly positive internship experience at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Nikola Guzys-McAuliffe is eager to stay with the department to pursue her graduate career. 

She connected with DHHS through the Australian Network on Disability‘s Stepping Into program. Now, with a better understanding of how to manage work with her disability, she’s applied for the department’s 2020 graduate program.

Read about Nikola’s internship experience at DHHS.

Summer Vacation Internship Program

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Applications Now Open for Wood’s Australian Summer Vacation Program

This year, Wood Careers are promoting their vacation program role specifically targeted towards a student with disability.

Wood’s internship program runs throughout the summer vacation for a period of approximately 12 weeks, from early December to late February. Internships are paid employment and you will receive appropriate training and coaching to enable you to make the most of the experience. Opportunities to move onto the graduate program may be available for those looking to pursue further career options with Wood.

More information can be found using the following link: 

https://careers.woodplc.com/news/australia-internship-applications-open-now

Please refer below for information on how to apply:

Interested students shall submit their application directly to Nicole.Mrso@woodplc.com.

The email must include the following documents.

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Academic Transcript

Application deadline for the Summer Vacation Program is Friday 13th September 2019.

*Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. They operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.

Stepping Into – Apply NOW!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Are you a university student with disability looking for paid work experience that counts?

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. Participating organisations this summer include: ANZ, Attorney General’s Department, Barwon Health, BHP, Department of Education and Training, IAG, Telstra, University of Sydney, Victoria Police, Westpac and more. For a full list of disciplines covered and participating organisations, 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: Australian 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 information page for students and complete our online application form by 4th October 2019

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 applications@and.org.au.

Dial in to an Information Session

Over the coming weeks, we will be facilitating information sessions online. If you have applied, or are considering applying, for the Summer 2019/20 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 and top tips on job applications, preparing for interviews and how to network.

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

* Wednesday 11/09/2019 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra Time)
* Thursday 19/09/2019 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra Time)
* Monday 11/09/2019 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra Time)
* Tuesday 01/10/2019 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra Time)

All times are Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time*

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:

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

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.

The Programs Team (Philip, Tess, Rosie & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W www.and.org.au  |  E applications@and.org.au