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Student Disability Services and the ‘Life Design Lab’ are partnering to provide innovative resources and professional opportunities for students with disabilities. Updates will occur throughout the semester to include: workshops, career opportunities, fellowships, internships and events.

Career Opportunities

  • Handshake has resources for students with disabilities. Set up a meeting with a ‘Life Design Educator’ for more information on how to navigate the site. For more information and instructions:  Handshake Use Instructions
  • Lime Connect is a global 501(c)(3) not for profit that’s rebranding disability through achievement. Through our private online community, we connect high-achieving students and professionals with disabilities – members of our Lime Network – to our broader network of corporate and university partners.

Fellowships | Internships | Events

  • JHU ‘Future Fest Career Fair’ (September 8 – 22nd, 2023) Find Information here: Future Fest – Career Fair
  • Undergraduates! Apply for a Summer Internship with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) More information can be found at the: AAPD Internship Program page
  • Apply for the Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship. Managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD; This fellowship provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design.
  • Apply for the National Leadership Fellowship program at RespectAbility. RespectAbility is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for disability rights. Annually, three rounds of interns are hosted to get experience in public policy, communication, and fundraising.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral-based database that connects college students and recent graduates with federal government and private sector employers – for access to summer or permanent jobs; through the Schedule-A Letter process. View the WRP Flyer here.

Annual Important Dates for WRP:

  • August 21, 2023 – Student and recent graduate registration opens
  • October 12, 2023 – Student and recent graduate registration closes
  • October 16, 2023 – Student and recent graduate application deadline; student interview accommodation requests due to School Coordinators
  • October 18, 2023 – Deadline for Coordinators to submit WRP interview accommodation request forms
  • October 20, 2023 – Recruiters matched with schools.
  • October 23 – November 15, 2023– Scheduling and informational interview period
  • December 11, 2023 (tentative) – WRP applications are made available to federal employers for one year (period when employers can contact applicants directly if interested)

Apply for Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Who Can Participate?

Students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eligible by the Schedule A hiring authority. 

To be eligible under Schedule A, you must be able to provide the required supporting documentation (Schedule A Letter). This letter must indicate that you have an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability. The letter must come from one of the following officials:

  • A licensed medical professional;
  • A licensed rehabilitation professional; or
  • Any federal or state agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • This letter does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodations.

Learn more: Schedule A Hiring Authority | How to Obtain a Schedule A Letter

Current Full-Time, degree seeking Students and recent graduates with disabilities may visit to apply.

Students must register and complete a new application each year to continue to be a part of the program. 

If you are taking a reduced course load due to a disability, or are in your last term/semester, you can also apply. Recent graduates must have graduated with a degree on or after April of the current application period year.

Contact Dayna Geary at [email protected] with questions about the registration/application process.

Accommodations in the Workplace

Contact the Job Accommodation Network for information and assistance.