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Supported internships

Supported internships are courses aimed at young people aged 16-25, who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and want to move into work but need extra support to do so.

Ambitious College and DFN Project Search are delighted to be working in partnership to offer supported internships at the Whittington Hospital in North London.

This is an exciting opportunity for young people, who are eligible, to learn a wide variety of skills ranging from housekeeping, computers and IT, through to kitchen assistant and lab work.


Benefits of supported internships

The internships are a great opportunity for autistic young people to combine work with their education. Other benefits include:

  • learning new skills that could be used in future employment
  • building confidence and life skills
  • increase social networks.


How do supported internships work?

Ambitious College is working with the Whittington Hospital to support interns to develop workplace skills. The role is based at the hospital and will be five days per week for an academic year.

Supported internships also benefit employers who learn what young people with additional needs can contribute and achieve.

You can find out more about programme by downloading our fact sheet for interns and parents.


Information event

We will be holding information events to enrol in the next academic year:


Information event
Thursday 12 May, 4.00pm - 6.00pm 
The Wingman Lounge, The Whittington Hospital – Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF  

This is a pre-booked event only. To book your place, please email


Application deadline
Monday 16 May – we are accepting applications now and aim to respond to all application within two working days. Apply now to avoid disappointment. 


Skills assessment and interview day 
Thursday 19 May, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
The Wingman Lounge, The Whittington Hospital – Magdala Avenue, London, N19 5NF
Attendance for short listed candidates only

If you are unable to attend the event you can still apply by completing our online contact form.

For more information about the programme please email Gemma Mullan, Supported internships lecturer at or call 0747 252 1805.


How to apply

Candidates must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply for an internship:

  • aged 16-25 years old with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
  • be an autistic young person or have a related learning difficulty
  • have an interest to move into employment
  • interested in spending a year learning new skills or developing existing skills in the workplace.

If you are interested in applying for our Supported internships programme, you can apply using our contact form on the Ambitious College website.


Find out more about our Supported internships

Checkout our latest supported internships flyer.

If you would like more information about the supported internship programme, please contact our Admissions team at with the subject line: 'Supported internships'.