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Academic Support & Access Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8027

Job/Internship Opportunities for students with disabilities

Information about job and internship opportunities for students with disabilities that is received by the ASAC is posted here. Each posting is dated. Information will be removed as it becomes out-of-date. Please note that the ASAC does not endorse any of the companies. Rather, this page is a means to share information. The ASAC strongly encourages students to also work with AU's Career Center for help in job and internships searches.

Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair

Posted 7-15-2016.  Event Date August 24, 2016

Attend the Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair August 24, 2016

The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. This is a national event sponsored by Social Security. The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Register for the Job Fair!
At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.

You should register if:
•  You are a Ticket to Work participant.
•  You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency.
•  You are ready to work.

How to register:

•  Fill out the consent form found at www.choosework.net/vjfconsent.
•  Give the form to your EN or State VR agency to keep on file.
•  Register at https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=32842.

Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. If you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register. 

Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant? Need help finding an EN or State VR agency?
Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-296 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Assistive Technology - The Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.

US SEC Information and Networking Event for Individuals with Disabilities

Posted 7-15-2016.  Event date: August 8, 2016.  RSVP by July 29, 2016

Individuals with disabilities interested in federal employment in the securities regulation and enforcement arena are invited to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Information and Networking Event on Monday, August 8th, at 1:00 p.m. At the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the SEC's mission, hear about the agency's benefits and reasonable accommodations, and network with SEC hiring managers. Guests may be considered for current and/or future employment opportunities.

Accountants, attorneys, economists, examiners, IT specialists and securities industry professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.

To attend:

  1. You must be eligible for Schedule A Hiring Authority. You are eligible for Schedule A if you are an individuals with a severe physical disability, a psychiatric disability or an intellectual disability.
  2. You must pre-register by providing your full name and resume by Friday, July 29, 2016 to DisabilityEmploymentProgram@sec.gov. Due to limited space the capacity limit is 75 guests.

For additional information, please contact DisabilityEmploymentProgram@sec.gov.

To request disability accommodation for participation in this event, please e-mail DisabilityEmploymentProgram@sec.gov by Friday, July 29, 2016.

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Information and Networking Event for Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, August 8, 2016
1-4 p.m.
SEC Headquarters, Multipurpose Room
100 F St. NE, Washington, DC

(Accessible via Metro Red Line, Union Station)

StepToe & Johnson LLP

Posted 7-15-2016, Apply Through Recruiter

 

For more than six decades, Steptoe has established a reputation for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions.The firm has more than 500 lawyers and other professionals in offices in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix, and Washington.


The firm is known for its ability to help clients solve high-stakes, multidimensional problems, particularly those with a governmental aspect. StepToe is currently recruiting for positions such as:

  • Events Coordinator (Temporary)
  • HR Recruiting Assistant
  • HRIS Administrator
  • Marketing Technology Manager
  • Senior Business Development Coordinator
  • Attorney Services & Legal Recruiting Intern
  • Docket Specialist
  • IP Docket Assistant
  • Conflicts Assistant
  • Legal Administrative/Executive Assistant

For more information, please contact Shawn Williams, Human Resources Coordinator at swilliams@steptoe.com.

Internship Opportunity with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Posted 5-10-16, Apply directly through weblink

The office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) is seeking interns for autumn 2016. Interns in the Washington, D.C. office will gain valuable experience supporting legislative staff and will learn about the operations of a congressional office. Responsibilities will include: conducting legislative research, providing office support, answering phones, assisting with constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, and assisting staff with projects as assigned. Interns in the district office in Beaverton, Oregon will assist the outreach staff and caseworkers, research policy issues, help with constituent communication through mail and phone calls and attend meetings with the Congresswoman. Successful candidates will demonstrate professionalism, strong communication skills, and an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with Oregon ties are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications for the autumn 2016 internship is July 15th. To apply, please visit http://bonamici.house.gov/internshipform

Office of Administration (OA) Summer Internships

Apply through USAJobs.gov

The Office of Administration (OA) is currently seeking enthusiastic and dedicated students to serve as unpaid student interns to assist in the performance of its mission of providing support services for the President. To learn more about the Office of Administration, please visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/OA.

OA views student interns as the future of the Federal workforce. The Office of Administration Student Internship Program provides the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Participants in the program will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission of the Office of Administration and its role and responsibility to the Executive Office.

There are ten offices within the Office of Administration that have current internship positions for Summer 2016. Please review the following announcements on USAJobs to select an internship most suited to your interests and skills:

-- Office of the Chief Administrative Officer: (posting closed)

-- Office of the Chief Logistics Officer: (posting closed)

-- White House Information Technology Computer Network Defense Division: (posting closed)

-- Office of Chief of Operation Services: (posting closed)

-- Office of General Counsel: (posting closed)

-- Office of the Chief Financial Officer: (posting closed)

-- Office of the Chief Administrative Officer Library Research Services: (posting closed)

-- White House Information Technology Digital Solutions: (posting closed)

-- White House Information Technology Information Governance: (posting closed)

-- White House Information Technology Project Management and Operations: (posting closed)

RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program

Posted 1-14-16, Apply directly

We are looking for terrific young leaders who want to make a difference for people with disabilities.

RespectAbility’s new National Leadership Program is looking for college and graduate students as well as graduates with or without disabilities. We offer hands-on work experiences and coaching over a period of at least nine weeks in a supportive environment. Fellows participating in the National Leadership Program will learn public policy, advocacy, and strategic communications techniques from top professionals through hands-on work. In addition, they will gain leadership skills and develop a portfolio of contacts to help secure permanent employment.   The National Leadership Program is structured to ensure that each participant receives opportunities to learn new skills, network, and gain direct experience. In addition to hands-on work experiences, all fellows will participate in special presentations by guest speakers and intensive strategic communications workshops. There is no tuition charge to participate in the Fellowship program and fellows will receive a monthly transportation stipend, gourmet lunch every workday, skill training, and personal mentoring. They will be supervised by a training/fellows director Randy Duchesneau. Fellows will also work with our president, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi; as well as our policy team, led by Philip Pauli; our communications team, led by Lauren Appelbaum; our Jewish inclusion team, led by Shelley Cohen; and our development team, led by Hillary Steen.    To apply: send your cover letter, answers to questions and resume to RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org

The National Leadership Program

Fellowships in Public Policy/ Employment

Educate key decision-makers about programs that are proven to work. Work with governors, their key policy staff, and vocational rehabilitation teams in all 50 states

For full description of the position please click here.

To apply: send your cover letter, answers to questions and resume to RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org

Fellowships in Communications/Stigma Busting

Be on the front line of fighting prejudice, misinformation and low expectations. Interview presidential candidates on disability policy. Leverage our proactive outreach to employers, the media, Hollywood, elite schools, policy makers, and political candidates. Engage in social media with our #RespectTheAbility campaign, and highlight the benefits of inclusive employment.

For full job description please click here.

To apply: send your cover letter, answers to questions and resume to RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org

Fellowships on Inclusion of Jews with Disabilities and Their Families

RespectAbility is working for full inclusion in all faith groups, beginning with Jewish communities and institutions. As model practices are established, we will work broadly to share best practices across faiths.

For full job description please click here.

To apply: send your cover letter, answers to questions and resume to RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org

Development/Fundraising Fellowships

Help grow our organization through grant and proposal writing, prospect research, and attending donor and prospect meetings. Development fellows will join supervisors at workshops and webinars that pertain to development.

For full description of the position please click here.

To apply: send your cover letter, answers to questions and resume to RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org