Develop, support, promote disability leaders

CEO Internship program

The Disability Leadership Institute is partnering with several organisations to bring you the

CEO and Executive Internship Program

An exciting opportunity for disability leaders with C suite aspirations

The internships are open to current premium and entrepreneurs members of the DLI. 

The CEO and executive internship program provides a unique opportunity for a high potential leader with disability, with C suite aspirations, to work alongside the CEO or executive team member of some of Australia’s largest organisations. During this paid internship you will take on some of the work of a CEO or executive team member. The internship will be personalised to your leadership goals and aspirations or identified skill development and learning outcomes.

We are seeking disability leaders with some executive level experience who are working towards joining the C suite as the next phase of your career.

The internship program will be a co-learning experience. Through this internship the DLI and our partner organisations seek to build on the learnings from the inaugural CEO internship hosted by Yooralla, to further develop our understanding of what is required to design roles that optimise the impact of disabled leaders. Lessons from this project will be shared and can be used in work role design into the future.

Read more about the inaugural internship in this article by Jessica Horner.

Internships are announced as they become available. The duration of each placement will be negotiated with the successful candidate but will require at a minimum of 160 hours of placement to be completed within a 12 month period.

The intern will be required to submit a report at the completion of your placement. Your report should inform and promote the expansion of the CEO and Executive intern program. It should be no more than 10 pages and include reflections on design of executive level roles for leaders with disability. It might include reflections from the host executive and their organisation and should be suitable for publication.

For further information please contact DLI CEO Christina Ryan.