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 National Supported Internship Day 

27th March 2024

National Supported Internship Day is the first national celebration of supported internships in the UK. It was launched in 2023 by charity DFN Project SEARCH and is held annually on 27th March.

Get involved and help transform the lives of young people with a learning disability or autism spectrum condition by raising awareness of supported internships on National Supported Internship Day.


Interns now employed

The reason we fight to create a legacy of lasting change.



We have successful sites in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Portugal.


Into fulltime employment

DFN Project SEARCH graduates who achieve full-time permanent roles, compared to the national average of 4.8% of people with a learning disability who are known to local authorities.


Number of interns served By 2030

DFN Project SEARCH aims to support 10,000 young adults with a learning disability, or autism spectrum condition, or both, in the UK into paid employment by 2030. The charity has supported almost 2,000 people into paid employment to date.

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Help change the lives of young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum condition, or both.

A DFN Project SEARCH team member can present to your local partners to generate excitement and provide knowledge about the programme.

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