Our Internship Programme

Looking for a pathway to your dream career? We can help.

Tertiary Internship Programme

Be. Lab offers a unique 12-week paid internship for New Zealanders living with disabilities or access needs, who are undergraduates and graduates.

The Internship Programme is a career pathway programme that is organised into quarterly cohorts.

Our experienced relationship managers work with motivated access citizens to match them with meaningful work experience in their areas of study and/or aspiration. 

73% of our candidates have gone on to secure permanent employment.

What we offer

  • Paid work experience and internships
  • Career pathways
  • Skills development
  • Mentoring and guidance

Who we're looking for

Eligible candidates include those who:

  • Are living with an access need or disability, health or mental health condition
  • Are a New Zealand Citizen or Resident 
  • Are not in receipt of ACC payments

This offering is available to access citizens who

  • Are in their penultimate or final year of tertiary study, or have finished tertiary study within the last 12 months

Our Tertiary Internship Programme Cohorts

In 2024 we have developed a new way of structuring our programme which will be great for businesses and interns alike, designed to align with how internal internship programmes work within some of the industries and sectors that we work with. We foresee this helping us creating better and more relevant opportunities.

Cohort key dates

Law, consultancy and professional services

Applications open February 1st - March 29th


Applications open April 1st - May 31st

Not-for-profits, healthcare, government and policy

Applications open July 1st - August 30th

Mixed cohort

Applications open September 1st - November 29th


If you do qualify for our Tertiary internship, and are interested in finding out more about an internship opportunity outside of the cohort timeframe please e-mail talent@belab.co.nz

How to Apply

For candidates who are nearing the end of, or who have completed tertiary qualifications within the last 12 months:

Apply here

If you're not sure if you qualify, please get in touch with our friendly Talent team to learn more:

E-mail talent@belab.co.nz or phone us on 09 309 8966

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"Be. Lab gave me the platform to help me prove who I am to the rest of the world."


Connecting you with awesome paid work experience opportunities

We have relationships with some awesome, accessible employers. You can find out more over on our Business Network webpage.

And we are also more than happy to reach out to other employers outside of our existing network, in order to find the perfect opportunity to match your area of study or aspiration!

Learn about others who have found awesome employment opportunities with Be. Lab...

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+64 9 309 8966
The Be. Lab Office
Suite 204
Level 2
48 Greys Avenue
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010
(Visits by appointment only)

Please e-mail info@belab.co.nz for details.

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