Paid internships for students with a disability or long-term condition

Change 100 is a programme of paid summer work placements, professional development, and mentoring, designed to support the career development of talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term condition, such as:

  • Neurodivergent conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD
  • Mobility impairments
  • Sensory impairments
  • Long-term conditions such as IBS, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, chronic fatigue
  • Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, anorexia

The internship

Change 100 have partnered with organisations who believe disability isn’t a barrier to a brilliant career and appreciate the value that talented disabled students can bring to their organisations.

Over the last eight years Change 100 has placed talented individuals in roles at Barclays, IHG, Green Peace, BMW and the National Gallery along with many more prestigious organisations.

The team are always establishing new partnerships with a broad range of prestigious organisations to offer placement opportunities. These include corporate employers of varying sizes and industries, public and third sector organisations. Your role will vary depending on the nature of the placement you are undertaking.

Mentoring and development

As well as valuable, paid experience with a prestigious employer Change 100 can offer you:

  • An inclusive recruitment process – designed to let you shine
  • Confidence in disclosing your disability
  • Support in identifying and requesting disability-related adjustments
  • A dedicated mentor at your host organisation
  • Monthly professional development sessions
  • A peer group of fellow Change 100 interns
  • Opportunities to expand your network


To apply to Change 100 you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have a disability or long-term health condition as defined in the Equality Act 2010
  • Be in your penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree, or have graduated in 2019 or 2020. Any degree subject accepted
  • Have achieved or be predicted a 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree*
  • Be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of a summer work placement
  • Be available to attend an assessment centre in person in January or February

*If your academic performance has been affected by mitigating circumstances related to your disability or health condition, these will be taken into account. Please get in touch to discuss this.

Application details

The deadline for applications is Thursday 7 January 2021. If successful after the initial application stage you will be invited to attend a half-day assessment centre between January and March.

To apply please visit to complete an application form or email for alternative formats.