For Prospective Interns

LiNC-IT recruits autistic talent for internships with our employer partners. We work with the department of vocational rehabilitation to provide funding and with ASNC and TEACCH to provide training and job coaching for success in the workplace, specializing in employment support for individuals with ASD.

How LiNC-IT Works

Step 1

Recruitment and Development: Individuals seeking advanced degrees or who have obtained an advanced degree may submit an application through LiNC-IT. Either the Autism Society of NC or the UNC TEACCH Autism Program will contact you about the program.

Step 2

Employability and Technical Skills Training: Our partners connect with the job seeker to work on interviewing, self-advocacy, and communication strategies.

Step 3

Internship: A business match is made for the paid internship. Support (job coaching and support to the company) is provided to ensure success on the job.

Step 4

Employment: During the internship, potential permanent jobs will be identified within the company. While receiving a job offer at the end of your internship is ideal, permanent employment is not guaranteed. However, you will have gained invaluable work experience and extensive training in your field of interest. You will have marketable skills, references and contacts to strengthen your resume and position you well to look for a new job.

Examples of positions LiNC-IT interns have filled:

  • Robotic Process Automation programmer
  • Machine Learning Development & Testing
  • Data Analysis (IT, Finance)
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Design (UXD)
  • Help Desk Tier II
  • Operations Assistant
  • Chief Technology Office - End User Services Engineering
  • Lab Technician
  • Chief Technology Office - Project Management Office
  • Corporate Systems Technology – Test Engineering and Automation
  • Global Markets Technology - Robotic Process Automation
  • Global Markets Regulatory Services
  • Chief Information Office - Group Operations Solution Delivery / Risk and Data Analytics
  • Group Operations Global Cash Products

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FAQ

How long will the intern placement process take and when will I start an internship?

Different employers may have longer or shorter on boarding processes.

Will I get paid? And how much?

Different internships may pay different amounts 

Will I lose current disability services?

This is a complicated question but in most cases individuals would not loose disability benefits although there may be adjustments made to the amounts of those benefits depending on which benefits they receive and eligibility requirements. They may wish to seek benefits counseling through Vocational Rehabilitation services, which the intern would have access to once service began with Voc Rehab if needed.

What if I don’t have transportation?

Transportation would not be provided. There may be bus services or para transit services available in their area, Uber, Lyft or other transportation options.

Do I receive financial support to relocate?

Let’s LiNC.