Students with Disabilities

  • Federaljobs.net describes hiring options, certifications and accommodations for students with disabilities interested in pursuing a career in the federal government
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program —recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with college students with disabilities in order to generate a database of internship and full-time job seekers which can be accessed by prospective employers. In the past decade, 1,900 college students with disabilities have been placed in temporary and permanent jobs nationwide. A recruiter typically visits the University of Virginia during the fall semester. If you are interested, please contact Dreama Johnson Career Counselor for Outreach at dreama@virginia.edu.
  • The Riley Guide: lists several employment resources for individuals with disabilities as well as job listings
  • Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.
  • PeopleResources.org: a site connecting people with disabilities to personal development links, career resources, pertinent news, education resources and counseling services
  • recruitABILITY: provides an online, targeted recruiting site that effectively connects proactive employers with job seekers with disabilities
  • The National Business and Disability Council is the leading national resource on all issues related to the successful mainstreaming of people with disabilities into the American workforce. Their national resume database is provided free to qualified job seekers.
  • The goal of JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment including resume building and posting services, online application, and more.
  • The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
  • DO-IT CAREERS Provides resources for students with disabilities to participate in work-based learning opportunities.
  • Entry Point! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities is a consortium of universities, national employers and government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. COSD provides training modules and conducts a national conference each year related to employment of persons with disabilities.
  • The National Coalition for Students with Disabilities is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization founded in 1995 to strengthen the legal rights of persons with disabilities and facilitate communication between student groups. NCSD provides information on employment, scholarships, telecommuting, and internship and volunteer opportunities.