Student Disability Services and the Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) are partnering to provide innovative resources and professional opportunities for students with disabilities. This page will be updated throughout the semester with current information about workshops, career opportunities, fellowships, internships and events.
- On Handshake you will find resources for students with disabilities, and you can always meet with a Life Design Educator (formerly Career Coach) for more information on how to navigate Handshake. Log into your account and learn more about career resources.
- Microsoft has developed numerous inclusive hiring practices, from Autism Hiring events focused on Software Engineer candidates to an Inclusive Hiring Virtual Fair.
- For more information about inclusive practices, Microsoft’s hiring site
- Apply for Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). The WRP helps qualified students and recent graduates with disabilities obtain internships and permanent positions with federal and private employers across the U.S. Workforce Recruitment Program.
- August 23, 2021 – Student registration opens
- October 11, 2021 – Student registration closes
- October 13, 2021 – Student application deadline
- October 25 – November 17, 2021– Informational interview period
- December 2021 – Student applications available to employers for one year
- For additional WRP information, PDF Document: Accessible WRP PowerPoint
Fellowships, Internships, and Events
- Apply for an internship with the American Association of People with Disabilities. AAPD offers summer internships to undergraduate students with disabilities that aim to train the next generation’s leaders. More information about former interns and opportunities can be found AAPD Summer Internship Program page.
- Apply for the Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship. The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design.
- Participate in one of the many events hosted by Career Services.
- Apply for the National Leadership Fellowship at RespectAbility. RespectAbility is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for disability rights. Every year, they host three rounds of interns to get experience in public policy, communication, and fundraising.
- For questions about workplace accommodations, Job Accommodation Network.