WRP is a premiere internship program for students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The program connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and is open to all college majors and includes freshmen, graduate and professional students. To learn more about the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program visit www.wrp.gov.
WRP offers students with disabilities the opportunity to:
- Market their abilities to a wide variety of potential employers across the United States
- Sharpen their interviewing skills
- Gain valuable skills, experience, and contacts on the job
- Prove that people with disabilities can be excellent employees
How does the program work?
- By spring of the previous year, the schedule of recruitment visits to schools is confirmed.
- From August through October recruitment visits, which include 30-minute personal interviews with individual students, are conducted.
- By late March, a data base composed of student information gathered during recruitment visits is made available to employers in the public and private sectors.
- Once the data base is released, interested employers make direct contact with students about temporary and permanent job offers. The data base is active for one year.
- For more information: Informational Materials, Information for Students, Application Requirements
An applicant for the program must:
- Have a substantial disability
- Be a United States citizen
- Be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning 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
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How to apply (fall semester of each year) for summer internships:
- Submit personal information on WRP website to submit your interest in the program once you receive email notification from The University of Kansas by Wednesday, October 10, 2012
- Sign up for and attend interview; interviews will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in the University Career Center interview suites in Burge Union
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Participating federal agencies:
Department of Defense, NASA, Defense Logistics Agency, Social Security Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Treasury, Department of Navy, Department of Labor
The WRP is co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Department of Defense, with support from other federal agencies.
For further information contact Erin Wolfram (email@example.com) or Michael Detmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University Career Center: 785-864-3624