Employment Opportunities – Disabilities
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Visit their web site for internship opportunities and employment information.
A federal government sponsored volunteer organization that seeks to provide service to communities across the country. The program seeks to provide opportunities for all individuals regardless of disability status. Some of the areas of volunteerism include: education, health, environment, community development, human service and others. The organization provides training for its members as well as a stipend, educational awards, and medical benefits. Consult any Career Services office to learn more about the program.
- Bridges to Employment
The focus of this organization is to help employers effectively recruit, hire, train and retain job seekers with disabilities. While the main focus is on the employers, the organization can provide information on companies that are looking to hire people with disabilities (PWD).
- Central Intelligence Agency
(FT & Internships) REQUIREMENTS: Students pursuing degrees in the following areas: accounting, economics, linguistics, computer science, history, engineering, geography and international relations. U.S. citizens. GPA of at least 3.0. HOW TO APPLY: Send resume to: Ellen-Beth Fleisher Recruiter/Coordinator Central Intelligence Agency Recruitment Center PO Box 12727 Arlington, Virginia 22209-8727.
- Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN)
Are you looking for employment and want to expand your possibilities? EARN has job openings which are restricted to organizations that serve persons with disabilities. Call 866-327-6669 (EARN-NOW) for more information.
- ENTRY POINT!
A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (Internships) REQUIREMENTS: Students majoring in Science, Math, Engineering, or Computer Science. Have at least a B average. Be a U.S. citizen or have a right-to-work permit. HOW TO APPLY: Contact: Lauren Summers Project on Science, Technology &, Disability AAAS 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005, Phone: 202-326-6649 (v/tdd), Fax: 202-371-9849, e-mail: email@example.com. Apply online at http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
An international toll free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. Also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This site was designed to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities. The GettingHired internet based portal accomplishes its mission by serving and connecting job seekers with disabilities, committed employers, advocacy organizations, and service providers.
- Lift Inc.
Non-profit corporation that identifies, trains, and hires computer professionals who have physical disabilities through contracts with major corporations who eventually hire them directly.
- Lime Connect, Inc.
Lime was founded a s a nonprofit corporation to assist PWDs (people with disabilities) to gain access to employment in the corporate sector. It currently has partnerships in the United States and Canada. Some of its corporate partners are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Google, Target and Goldman Sachs.
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
The NACE is a source of information on the employment of the college educated.
- National Business & Disability Council
Contains a resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
- National Disabled Foundation (NDF)
The NDF is in Carson, CA and offers internships. The purpose of the NDF is to foster mainstream opportunities and to provide psychological and physical challenges to help integrate disabled people into society through sports, education, culture and teechnology. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. All academic majors welcome. Applicant must have basic computer skills and excellent communication skills. POSITION DESCRIPTION: People in this non-paid position will perform a variety of tasks in public relations, event organization, fundraising, and office administration. HOW TO APPLY: Please call 800-869-5422 to request an application.
- National Organization on Disability – NOD
Founded 1982, NOD is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. In 2006 it narrowed its focus to increasing employment opportunities for the 67% of working-age Americans with disabilities who are unemployed.
- New Jersey Alliance for Full Participation (AFT)
This organization works to establish employment opportunities for people with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD)
The NJCDD is in Trenton, NJ and offers internships. The NJCDD's primary functions are the development of public policy concerning people with disabilities as well as advocacy and planning with and for them. REQUIREMENTS: Student must have an interest in public policy and systems change. Background in Political Science, Social Work, Social Science, or related fields and entering Junior year. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Student Intern will assist the NJ DDc staff in policy analysis, program reviews, legislative initiatives, and general activities. HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to: Dennis Rizzo, Contract Administrator NJ DD Council P.O. Box 700 - 50 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08625-0700 Fax: 609-292-7114.
- Supported Employment, Training and Technical Assistance (New Jersey)
The primary goal of supported employment services is to help individuals find employment that offers competitive wages in typical work settings regardless of disability status. Supported employment is available through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVR). Please contact your local or county office that is listed under state agencies.
- Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
A program based out of Washington, D.C. which seeks to place individuals with substantial and significant disabilities in summer internships and full-time employment. The placements can be inside or outside the D.C. area in government, not-for-profit organizations and private industry. For further information and to schedule an appointment, call Career Services at 732-932-7997 or contact Larry Jacobs.
- To learn more about all full-time positions, visit the "Full-time Jobs" section of our site.
- To learn more about all internship positions, visit the "Internships & Co-op" section of our site.