Career Resources for College Students with Disabilities

Here are a few resources to get you started. If you have any questions, please contact the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) at If you don't find what you need, please use the Search box on the home page or let us know - we'll do our best to find what you need.

Finding Jobs

  • The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities. The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
  • Jobs with the Federal Government are listed at
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has tips for applying for federal jobs that are good to know for other kinds of jobs as well.
  • The publishers of Careers and the Disabled magazine offer Career Expos around the country each year. Check out the magazine itself for leads as well.

Internship Opportunities

The first step in finding out about internships or co-operative education (co-op) opportunities is your campus Career Services office. They'll have access to a variety of programs and many work with the campus Disability Services office.

Some additional programs to check out:

The Viscardi Center

The Emerging Leaders Internship Program places college students with disabilities in internships at a wide spectrum of businesses nationwide.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profit, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Resources from the U.S. Government

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has several resources on its home page:

General Resources about Careers

Video from the Web version of this publication:

Access to the Future: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers:

Specific Careers to Explore

Information about Social Work degrees from Enroll Education.