About the program

The NSW Government disability internship program is a paid internship program for tertiary students with disability. Students in the program complete work placements with NSW Government agencies during their university vacation periods.

The NSW Public Service Commission coordinates the program on behalf of NSW Government. It is run in partnership the Australian Network on Disability (AND) through the Stepping into internships scheme. During the internships AND provide guidance and advice to interns and their managers.

The aim of this targeted internship program is to:

  • allow students with disability to build their employability skills and develop their professional network

  • allow interns and their employers to have positive discussions around workplace adjustments

  • increase disability confidence in NSW Government, and contribute to NSW Government being an employer of choice for people with disability

  • grow a diverse workforce which supports innovation and inclusion.

The program is currently being piloted with 10 internship placements across NSW Government. For any enquiries, please contact enquiries@psc.nsw.gov.au.