become an Amazing Futures intern

Amaze offers paid internships in Brighton & Hove and Eastbourne with our Amazing Futures young people project.

Do you want to help improve the lives of young people with additional needs? Are you enthusiastic and always try your best? If so this, this could be a great chance for you to grow your skills and get work experience in a supportive, friendly team.

What is an Amazing Futures paid internship?

It’s work experience that you get paid for. It’s for people who don’t have lots of work experience, or experience in the kind of work they want to do – for example if you recently left school or college – that helps you learn the right skills. Our internships are for up to 12 months.

Our current internships are:

  • Young People’s Peer Support Intern – Brighton & Hove (12 hours per week)
  • Young People’s Peer Support Intern – East Sussex (12 hours per week)
  • Young People’s Supported Employment Intern – Brighton & Hove (5 hours per week)

We offer training to help you learn how to do the job.

What skills do I need to be an Amazing Futures intern?

  • enthusiastic and tries hard
  • understand the kind of challenges young people with SEND face, because of your personal experiences
  • good at communicating with lots of different people, both one to one and in groups
  • sensitive and non-judgemental of young people who are experiencing challenges
  • reading and writing skills
  • confident using computers and social media
  • ready to be committed and reliable
What kind of skills could I learn?
  • teamwork
  • how to manage your time and organise your work
  • speaking in public
  • planning and promoting events, for example workshops and group sessions
  • delivering training
  • finding and making accessible information
  • office administration, for example putting information from forms onto spreadsheets, managing your emails, filing papers
Can I apply if I have additional needs myself?

Yes! Having additional needs yourself can help you understand the challenges other young people with additional needs might be facing.

We particularly want applications from young people with SEND who are under-represented in Amaze.

If you have questions, or would like to talk about any accommodations you might need for your SEND, please get in touch.

How can I become an Amazing Futures intern?

When an internship becomes available, we advertise it on our website news page and our social media: FacebookTwitter

You will need to fill out an application form. We will contact you to let you know if we are inviting you to an interview and what to expect.

Young people in Amazing Futures are involved in the process, and we take their views into account when picking the best candidate.


If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about what’s involved, please get in touch:

phoneIf you live in Brighton & Hove:

Call Sue Winter on 07483 111648 or email sue@amazesussex.org.uk.

If you live in East Sussex:

Call Claire Piper on 07484 915038 or email claire@amazesussex.org.uk

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