Work-Able Graduate Internship Program for People With Disabilities in British Columbia


Work-Able is a 12-month, paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates (within the last three years) who self-identify as having a disability. Each year, this unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship to a group 18 interns.

Salary: $ 1,718.93 Bi-weekly
Multiple Locations –  Abbottsford, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Surrey, Surrey, Terrace, Victoria, Williams Lake


What do interns gain from participating in Work-Able?

    Public service experience
    Understanding of public service roles in the provincial government
    Increased knowledge and skills
    Mentoring, coaching and support
    Possible future employment opportunities in the provincial government


What does Work-Able provide for supervisors?

    Worksite accessibility assessment
    Help with selecting and hiring qualified Work-Able interns
    Funding for equipment and coordination of available accommodation supports (such as ergonomic desks, software, larger screens, interpretive services)
    Support to develop accommodations for interns who have invisible disabilities (e.g. employee development, cultural safety and coaching)
    Monitoring of program quality and consistency across government
    Direct support to supervisors and mentors throughout internship
    Co-ordination of intern orientation and a thank you ceremony at the end
    Help identifying intern learning needs and performance management


To be eligible for this program, you must be

    A recent post-secondary graduate (within three years) with an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized institution
    An individual who self-identifies as a person with a disability
    A resident of British Columbia
    Legally entitled to work in Canada

Selection Process

    A selection committee creates a shortlist from all received applications
    The interview panel includes the ministry hiring manager, Work-Able program lead and others the hiring manager chooses.They interview candidates and make final selection


    Please apply here for the Work-Able Internship Program!

Useful Contacts

    Odette Dantzer - Program Lead
    250 507-9256