Internships & Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Looking for some inclusive, internship experience?

Anthem, a health benefits company, is seeking diverse and qualified individuals for a paid summer 2020 Inclusive Internship experience.

Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Opportunities are available in more than 22 different states. Candidates must be currently enrolled in or completing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Anthem is seeking candidates for a wide variety of positions including areas such as business management, healthcare administration, disability polity, research, event coordination, marketing and communications, customer relations, accounting, sales, and information technology. Please visit to learn more and apply. Students will need to create an account to apply. For questions about specific positions and how to apply, reach out to Yvette Booker at Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled, but we recommend that candidates apply by January 2020.

The S. Department of Transportation has a program called Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

This is a paid 10-week internship training program with the Federal Highway Administration and managed by The Washington Center. The objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university students with hands-on experience and on-the-job training while working on current transportation-related topics and issues. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities in transportation where these groups have been under-represented. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at a U.S. higher education institution and must be returning to school in fall 2020. Student will receive housing (if not located near their permanent residence), travel, and a stipend for the program. Their job site may be located in Washington, DC or throughout the United States. To apply and view additional eligibility requirements, go to . Any questions or inquiries regarding applications should be directed to The deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Disability:IN is accepting applications for its NextGen Leaders Initiatives.

Disability:IN is an organization that collaborates with the WRP and partners with businesses in the private sector to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Disability:IN NextGen Leaders are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners as part of a six-month mentorship program. This culminates in an all-expense paid trip to the Disability:IN Annual Conference in July 2020 where they network and interview with companies. Students that are accepted into the program meet virtually twice a month with a corporate mentor, participate in professional development webinars, and receive notifications of job opportunities throughout the year. Any undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate from a US college or university who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. Individuals who are not US citizens are welcome to participate in this program if they 1) are a current student at or a recent graduate of a US college or university and 2) have the proper work authorization documents. Candidates can apply at For questions and support, contact Teresa Danso-Danquah at The deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.