Our Internship Programme

Develop a pipeline of diverse talent within your organisation

Research shows that organisations who employ access citizens are more likely to achieve higher revenues and increased profit margins, and have higher staff retention and satisfaction, as well as increased customer loyalty. (Accenture 2018). The organisations who support our internship programme recognise the value that disabled and access talent brings, and are motivated to invest in growing a pipeline of diverse talent.

Host an intern

We facilitate a 12-week tertiary internship programme for access and disabled citizens.

By engaging with our programme, you will be playing a significant role in a young access citizen’s professional development and future career prospects.

We’ll support you to ensure you’re set up for success


What we offer is much more than just an internship programme – your business will benefit from the additional support and coaching offered by Be.  to candidates to ensure that they are set up for success, and we’ll support you to ensure a mutually beneficial outcome. 


Tertiary Internship

This is a 12-week placement for tertiary students living with access needs, disabilities, health or mental health conditions, supported by the Ministry of Social Development, to provide the opportunity and platform for them to launch their careers. 

Candidates must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents in their penultimate or final year of study, or within 12 months of finishing. 


What you’ll get: 

  • The Talent team will match you with an intern who has studied in a relevant field or aspires to work in your industry  
  • The intern will be supported with skill development so that they’re workplace ready 
  • We’ll support you to understand how to get the best out of this opportunity
  • We’ll check in with you and provide support to you and the intern throughout the placement
  • Internship wages will be covered by MSD

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in investing in developing a diverse pipeline of talent for your organisation.

Contact our talent team

Address the unemployment statistics of the access and disabled community

Nearly 60% of people with access needs or disabilities are unemployed, and the stats are higher if we include those from these communities who are underemployed.  Our employment programme has been designed to address this statistic.

By hosting an intern through our programme, you will be playing your part in changing these stats for the better. To get involved with our employment programme get in touch with our Talent Team today!

We offer a range of services and can support you at any stage of your journey towards becoming a fully accessible employer.

Visit our Talent services page
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