Upcoming Career Events and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

WRP connects undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested in paid internships and full-time opportunities to private sector employers and federal agencies. Applying, and interviewing, to WRP puts you in a database so that hiring departments and companies can select you for an interview.

WRP registration for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on August 22nd through October 13th. Email careers@usc.edu if you have questions.

Please view the WRP_2022_Flyer here

2023 AAPD Summer Internship

For Summer 2023, AAPD will offer a hybrid internship program with some interns joining remotely from across the country in addition to the interns based in DC. During the summer, each intern builds their leadership and advocacy skills in our Disability Advocacy Certificate Programs and is also matched with a mentor who has similar professional goals and interests. AAPD provides interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully accessible housing (if in person) or a technology stipend (if remote). We recruit a diverse cohort of interns, as a result we connect our host employers to talented students and recent graduates with disabilities.

Apply for the Summer Internship Program by Monday, October 24, 2022 at 5:00pm ET. Please apply here: https://www.aapd.com/summer-internship-program/AAPD will host a Zoom webinar on Thursday, October 6 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET for any individuals interested in hearing more about the application, asking questions, and learning more about the experience from alumni of the program. ASL and CART will be provided. Register here for the Summer Internship Program webinar. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email internships@aapd.com.

2023 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will recognize emerging leaders or groups with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. While the Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards have previously recognized only two individuals, we expanded the eligibility status that groups of people working on an initiative can apply for the award. Everyone in the group applying for the award must identify as an emerging leader with a disability. Two (2) individuals or groups will each receive $7,500 to further a new or existing initiative that increases opportunities for people with disabilities and $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the disability community.

Apply for the 2023 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award here by Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.

AAPD will host a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm ET for any interested applicants to review the information and answer any questions you have. ASL and CART will be provided. Register here for the Paul G. Hearne webinar. If you have any additional access needs, please email programs@aapd.com.