Women and Equalities Minister Helen Grant is aiming to improve the low levels of disabled people in politics with the creation of three paid internships for disabled candidates.

Ten paid internship placements are offered in Parliament each year to improve social mobility in political careers. The other seven will be won by young people from a range of disadvantaged backgrounds, offering them the opportunity to work in the House of Commons for MPs across all three main parties.

Helen Grant said: ‘These internships are a great opportunity for those who are passionate about politics, who may not otherwise have considered pursuing a career as an MP because of their background, to experience life at the heart of the British political system.’

The placements run for a full Parliamentary session, from October each year until the following July, with interns shadowing an MP for four days per week.

Check out the range of internships on offer on this very site.

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