Below is an e-mail posted to the HPS Adults Yahoo! group today by Shirley. This is a great way to get a start working for the federal government. My brother Ryan is a former WRP intern. I thought I'd post not only for HPS'ers, but for everyone in the albinism community or low vision community that keeps up with the blog. Good luck!
P.S. This post is from a specific college. You should check with your own college's career development, job placement or disability services office.
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
In COSA we are coordinating CUNY's participation in this federal collaboration of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Labor (DOL).
Applicants for the program must:
- have a disability AND
- be a U.S. citizen AND
- be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education on a substantially full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time load) to seek a degree OR
- be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation OR
- have graduated from such an institution within the past year.
Students who are interested in applying should contact Stephen Clark at Stephen.Clark@mail.cuny.edu. Interviews will be scheduled on October 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.
Your assistance with identifying students to participate is greatly appreciated. Attached please find a flier for distribution.
University Disability Service Programs
City University of New York
Central Office of Student Affairs
101 West 31st Street, 12th floor
New York, New York 10001