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Supported internship programme

A supported internship programme is a work-based learning programme for 17-to 25-year-olds with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP).

Starting every autumn term, young people will complete three work rotations throughout an academic year with support from a job coach, who will then support their transition into paid employment. 

Job coaches and a qualified teacher will be on-site to meet the interns' educational and training needs. As a result, interns acquire competitive, marketable, and transferable skills to move into paid employment.

2024 Guide to Supported Internships in Haringey

In this brochure, you will find some of our local supported internship providers we currently work with. 


Benefits of a supported internship   

  • Gain valuable skills tailored for future job opportunities, specifically designed to support your unique needs and abilities
  • Foster self-confidence and establish meaningful connections with a supportive community of peers, mentors, and professionals
  • Develop essential work and life skills that will empower you to thrive personally and professionally
  • Benefit from the guidance and assistance of experienced job coaches dedicated to helping you succeed
  • Expand your social network and create lasting friendships while engaging in a supportive and inclusive environment

Aims and expected outcomes of the programme   

  • Empowering young people: The programme is designed to empower young individuals with SEND, providing them with choice and control over their future
  • Preparing for adulthood: The programme offers various opportunities that prepare participants for adult life and independent living
  • Transition into employment: One of the key aims of the programme is to support the transition of young people into employment once the programme concludes. DFN Project SEARCH has a track record of 60% of graduates securing paid jobs, demonstrating the program's successful outcomes

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Sign up for the programme

If you'd like to learn more about the programme starting in September 2024, please complete the expression of interest form below. Please note, this programme is for Haringey residents only. 

Start the supported internship form


New pre-supported internship programme for 17-19 year-olds with an EHCP

We've partnered with The Grove School and DFN Project Search on a new pre-internship programme that provides a bridge between college and the route into employment. This pathway provides additional time to build independence and work skills in preparation for an internship. 

Six placements are available for this pre-internship programme, which starts on 9 September 2024.


Contact details 

For questions and more information, email supportedinternships@haringey.gov.uk

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Page last updated:

May 22, 2024