AccessComputing Internships for Students with Disabilities in Computing Fields
AccessComputing projects provide opportunities for students with disabilities to locate work experiences and paid internships, participate in career preparation events, conduct labor market research, develop disability disclosure and accommodation strategies, and network with mentors and business professionals. For more information, contact AccessComputing Coordinator/Counselor Brianna Blaser at 206-685-3648 (V/TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAPD’s Congressional Internship Program in Washington DC
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) are proud to offer a congressional internship program for undergraduate students with disabilities. The program provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to work on Capitol Hill for eight weeks and acquire valuable work experience to enrich their academic studies. As congressional interns, participants gain insight into congressional office operations, public policy development, and constituents’ roles in the legislative and political processes. For more information and an application, visit www.aapd.com/what-we-do/employment/internship-program/.
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Financial aid is available to help students pay for educational expenses. Common forms of financial aid include grants, loans, work study, and scholarships. Students with disabilities may also be eligible for disability-related federal and state programs that offer financial support. Many students use a combination of these financial aid resources. To learn more about strategies for funding your education, check out College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities at www.uw.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/financial-aid.html.
Emerging Leaders Internships for Graduates and Undergrads with Disabilities
The Emerging Leaders internship program matches undergraduate and graduate level college students with disabilities with paid summer internships at prominent corporations. Visit The Viscardi Center for program details and qualifications. Applications are evaluated as received. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early, because early applicants have the greatest opportunity for placement in an internship. The final deadline for consideration is January 18, 2013.
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) connects public and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to apply their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields, using WRP applicants. During fall, personal interviews are conducted on campuses. By late March, a database of student information is made available to employers. Interested employers make direct contact with students about job offers. The database remains active for one year. Ask your school’s disability services or career services coordinator if WRP will be visiting your campus soon.
Microsoft College Internship Program
As an intern at Microsoft, you’ll have real responsibility, real work, and real opportunities to jumpstart your career. (You’ll get paid, too!) It’s an experience you’ll never find in a classroom. You’ll be given manageable assignments that you can complete while you’re here, and your efforts will likely take shape in Microsoft products—or be used by Microsoft teams—long after you return to school. You could help create a Web application, a marketing plan, a prototype, a user guide—the possibilities are endless. For more information, visit careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships.aspx.
ENTRY POINT! Summer Internship Opportunities
ENTRY POINT! offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. Students with disabilities can apply their skills in a real-world setting in competitive summer internships. For more information and an application, visit www.entrypoint.org.
Google Lime Scholarship
Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the 2013 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California in 2013. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. For more information, visit www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program.
This publication is meant only as a guide. Information should be verified with the sponsor and is subject to change.