The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is an educational nonprofit organization providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The Washington Center is able to provide competitive scholarship awards for students with disabilities. The scholarship award will be used toward the student’s housing fee. This scholarship may be combined with state scholarship awards available through The Washington Center.
ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. AAAS has developed unique partnerships with IBM, NASA, Merck, NOAA, Google, Lockheed Martin, CVS, NAVAIR, Pfizer, Infosys, and university science laboratories to meet their human resources needs. Working with its partners, AAAS identifies and screens undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business, and places them in paid summer internships. The ENTRY POINT! internships are particularly valuable because of the availability of mentoring and assistive technology, facilitating the entry and advancement of individuals with significant disabilities into competitive employment and research at all levels.
The Job Accommodation Network is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of approximately 600 colleges and universities and over 400 major national employers. COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis. COSD works with higher education institutions and assists them in developing collaborative relationships between their Disability Services and Career Services offices on campus. The result is students with disabilities are better prepared and more competitive in the career search. COSD closely works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities, including creation of internship opportunities or encouraging participation of employers in specialized internship and recruiting programs that focus on college students with disabilities.
Lime Connect is a global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement by attracting, preparing, and connecting high potential university students and alumni who happen to have disabilities for scholarhips, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full time careers with our corporate partners – the world’s leading corporations. Their goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.
The US Business Leadership Network is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. USBLN hosts the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program, a six month career mentoring opportunity for at least 70 college students and recent graduates with disabilities through linkages to business professionals from USBLN partner companies. The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program brings together employers and college students and recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans, in a mutually beneficial way. Mentees meet and interact with business professionals in their field of study or area of interest and whom they would not otherwise have access to.