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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 Information will be removed as it becomes out-of-date.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.

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)

Bender Virtual Career Fair

Event Date March 15, 2016

Bender Virtual Career Fair offers a unique opportunity for college students and graduates with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Apple, AT&T, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Deloitte, Enterprise, Lockheed Martin, PwC, USDA!

Register at www.careereco.com/register/disability

Virtual Career Fair Date: March 15, 2016

For information: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088

City Career Fair

Event Date March 23, 2016

Our ongoing mission is to provide corporate America the most qualified candidates from the City, County and State’s richly diverse communities. With the understanding that diversity is a good business strategy, the opportunities for employer and candidates are endless.

This diversity event is the most significant career fair presented today. Its outreach includes Multicultural, Veterans, Women, LGBTQ, Mature Workers and People with Disabilities. Your participation actively reaffirms your commitment to getting America back to work, diversity and equality in the workplace.

Visit: http://www.citycareerfair.com/index2.php?q=index2.htm

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holiday Inn Conference Center - Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

Veteran's Job Fair with RecruitMilitary and DAV

Event Date March 24, 2016

RecruitMilitary is a veteran-owned and operated company that helps employers connect with America’s best talent -- its veterans. We are the nation’s leading veteran hiring solutions company, offering a diverse array of branding, engagement, and retention services. 

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. And it have never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. 

Join RecruitMilitary and DAV for the Washington, DC job fair at: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/washington-dc-all-veterans-job-fair-march-24-2016#registration

March 24, 2016

11am-3pm

Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol Street SE

Washington, DC 20003


Internship Opportunity with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

Posted 1-29-16, Apply directly through weblink

The office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) is seeking unpaid interns for summer 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 summer 2016 internship is March 25th. To apply, please visit http://bonamici.house.gov/internshipform

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

Posted 1-14-16, Apply directly to Lime Connect

The Fellowship Program is Lime Connect’s premier program in the United States. The program prepares students for the recruitment process and connects them with our corporate partners – PepsiCo, Google, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Target, Bloomberg, and JP Morgan.

Benefits include educational workshops, leadership/skill building, interview preparation, industry overviews, individual coaching and multiple opportunities to interact with partner companies. Fellows will participate in a five day Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City, webinars, organized mentor programs and a year-long post-symposium leadership program, and be part of the exclusive Lime Connect Fellows Network for life.

Who: Current sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities (visible and invisible) at 4-year universities/colleges in the United States How: Click here to learn more about the program and here to go directly to the application When: Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3rd

This opportunity is for US students only. For more on opportunities in Canada, click here.

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


StepToe & Johnson LLP

Posted 11-19-15, 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:

  • Information Technology
  • Project Manager
  • Legal Recruiting Manager
  • IT Support Supervisor
  • Secretarial Services
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Senior Manager of Technology Learning
  • Network Engineer
  • Core Infrastructure
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Sr. IP Paralegal/IP Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Systems Analyst

For more information, please contact Tyler A. Jones, HR Recruiting Assistant at tjones@steptoe.com.

AU Job & Internship Fair

Event Date 3-23-16

More than 140 public, private, and nonprofit organizations are eager to recruit AU students and alumni on March 25, 2015.With employers offering a wide range of full and part-time jobs and internships, this fair offers you the perfect opportunity to explore your interests and launch your career. A large number of employers attending the fair have said they are interested in recruiting persons with disabilities to work for them.

For more information, see: http://www.american.edu/careercenter/Job-and-Internship-Fairs.cfm