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Employ Autism HE Network Internship Scheme - Funding, Training, and Support to Recruit Autistic Students and Graduates


We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ambitious about Autism to deliver the Employ Autism Higher Education Network. In this programme we are offering training and support to employers, at zero cost, who offer meaningful work experience placements for our autistic students and graduates in the form of 8-week, full-time internships (or equivalent number of hours part-time). Internships are fully funded.

The benefits of offering a placement to one or more of our autistic students/graduates include:

  • access to a pool of untapped, diverse talent
  • increase the morale and retention of your staff
  • raise productivity levels and improve bottom line
  • promote diversity of thought and problem solving
  • support your existing workforce to thrive
  • reflect the diversity of your clients and communities



  • will be a minimum of 8 weeks at 35 hours per week (or equivalent on a part-time basis)
  • will be paid at a minimum of National Living Wage (currently £10 per hour)
  • are open to students and recent graduates
  • will take place over the Summer vacation period for current students (if full-time), or part-time during term-time. Full-time for recent graduates


Employers commit to:

  • arranging for key employees (e.g. hiring manager, line manager, intern ‘buddy’) to access training from Ambitious about Autism (delivered online with a choice of dates)
  • providing internship/s to autistic students or graduates
  • participating in programme evaluation and research


If you are interested becoming one of our employer partners in this programme, complete our contact form selecting ‘Student and Graduate Internship Funding’ and adding ‘Employ Autism HE Network’ in the details section. Read more about the scheme in our employer leaflet. 

Watch our short video below and hear from employers on the benefits of having an intern.


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