Internships for College Students

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) through US Department of Labor:  LPA has many members that participated in the WRP when they were in college.  The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship ProgramEach summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. Individuals with any type of disability currently attending a US college or university are invited to apply. The Federal IT Summer Internship Program is only available to current students who are US citizens. More information about the AAPD Summer Internship Program can be found here:

NextGen Leaders Initiatives:  NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities who have demonstrated talent and leadership in the STEM, finance and business fields. Disability:IN NextGen Leaders have the opportunity to connect with leading brands across all industries. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners and experience an all-expense-paid trip to the Disability:IN Annual Conference where NextGen Leaders network and interview with companies like Boeing, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase, and Microsoft. More information about the NextGen Leaders Initiatives can be found here: