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Job Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Periodically, the Office of Disability Support Services receives information about upcoming employment opportunities and career fairs geared toward persons, specifically students, with disabilities. Please check back often for updates. For general information about career services, please see Career Services.

Opportunity:    The Career Expo for People With Disabilities & Wounded Warriors
 DATE: Friday, November 16, 2018
TIME: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building -1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. , Washington, DC

Join us at our Washington, DC Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent. Hundreds of Open Positions!

We encourage you to pre-register online to attend this event.

To pre-register, go to
(If you already registered for this event, please disregard email)

For further info, e-mail us at

You must be dressed in business or military attire when attending the Career Expo.
Bring numerous, printed copies of your resume to give to potential employers.
Must be at least 18 years of age

Opportunity: The education nonprofit, Project ASCEND, recently announced the 2018 Project ASCEND Scholarship Program for disabled students attending community colleges or universities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (i.e., Maryland, Northern Virginia, and DC). The applications are due on December 1, 2018.  Please click on the links for more information. 

Opportunity: American Association of People with Disabilities welcomes students to apply for their  2019 Summer Internship Program. The applications are due by November 5, 2018. 

Since 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Each 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 him/her with his/her career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. 


At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a 1-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, meet the other interns, and participate in a variety of engaging workshops and events. As part of the AAPD network, interns also receive opportunities to attend events on Capitol Hill, conferences, community events, briefings, and more.

Any undergraduate student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate from a US college or university who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply.

Previous AAPD Summer Internship Placements include:

  • Administration for Community Living
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • JBS International
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Disability Rights Network
  • National Education Association
  • Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY)
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • The Arc
  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Department of Labor
  • US Office of Personnel Management
  • Centene Corporation
  • American Airlines


Applications for the 2019 AAPD Summer Internship Program are due by 5pm Eastern Time on November 5, 2018.


Apply for the 2019 AAPD Summer Internship Program


Opportunity:  There is an upcoming  CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine’s Career Expo, which will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018.  Those students with disABILITIES, Veteran job candidates, entry-level and professional alumni are encouraged to attend. .

TIME & LOCATION:  Friday, November 16, 2018  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ronald Reagan Building – Atrium Hall (concourse level)

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

To pre-register for the event,  job candidates should go to and post their resume which will be placed in a database given to all participating exhibitors for their follow up.


Opportunity: We’re looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a fun internship experience this spring or summer in Diversity in Film and Television. These Communications Fellowships are located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. We are looking for people with and without disabilities interested in (need to have skills in at least one of these areas):

  • social media for business (mainly Facebook and Twitter);
  • website management using WordPress;
  • writing blogs, press releases and news articles to promote positive, accurate, diverse and inclusive media portrayals on TV and in film;
  • photo editing and graphic design using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign (potential for video editing opportunities as well).

All Fellows have real work assignments – no learning coffee preferences! We have a fully accessible and warm office, and are located on the metro line just outside of Washington, D.C. Paid ($15/hour) and stipend opportunities available.

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. Fill out the linked Google Doc Form and send your resume and cover letter to Ben Spangenberg and to apply for any of our National Leadership Program opportunities!

We will accept up to 12 outstanding and diverse young leaders each cohort (Spring, Summer, Fall) from around the country who want to advance disability issues and who want careers in media, public policy or advocacy. Graduates of the program have gone on to work at the White House, run for office, work for top advocacy organizations and think tanks and attend top graduate schools. This is a fantastic opportunity for young leaders to get the skills and contacts they need to succeed. This spring, Fellows will work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Hollywood, as well as educational and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities. Fellows will meet elected officials, experts, celebrities and do hands on work that will really move the needle!

Please help us spread the word. If you have any questions, please email the director of the program, Ben Spangenberg at

There are several fellowship opportunities:

Opportunities for students & recent graduates with disabilities: The U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Rising Leaders Mentoring Program and Rising Leadership Academy are two great opportunities for students and recent graduates with disabilities. They are currently accepting applications and the deadline is December 18th! The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is an organization that partners with the WRP. Please see attached or view the links below for more details about the program, how to apply, and who to reach out to if you have questions.

To view more information: 

To view the application: 

For questions, please contact: Keri Gray at


Opportunity: Workforce Recruitment Program: Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated post-secondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.

Opportunity: Walmart is Hiring:  Walmart is now hiring for their new store, which is located at 310 Riggs Rd. NE (walking distance from the Ft. Totten metro).  They will be hiring 300 or more associates at the Ft. Totten store and backfilling at their Georgia Ave and H St stores.  The grand opening date has not been confirmed yet, but it will be this Fall. They are now accepting job applications.  People must apply on-line at  If anyone would like  to apply for jobs at the Ft. Totten store specifically, the store number is #3035.  They can also search by geography (ex. Washington, DC), in which case, all the available jobs at their stores throughout DC will show. They are looking for candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm, potential, and an interest in retail.  68% of their associates are DC residents!

The hiring center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for candidates who need access to computers for the online application. The range of jobs available includes professional services, sales floor associates and supervisors, front-end cashiers, customer service, cart pushers, greeters, stockers and others. Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment launched on Memorial Day 2013. Interested veterans may find out more at

For more information, contact Disability Support Services by phone at 202-884-9358 or visit us in Main 212.



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