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
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!
Odette Dantzer - Program Lead