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 firstname.lastname@example.org to update their preference list.
An Inspiring Story from the Winter 2018 internship program.
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 email@example.com