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Employment Opportunities

Career Center

The Temple University Career Center offers comprehensive employment resources for students seeking internships, career positions and part-time student employment. The Career Center is a full-service department that provides assistance in step-by-step career planning to develop a strategy for the job search. The department offers computerized assessment tools, personalized mock interviews and career coaching appointments. They also have an extensive library of career resources, career fairs and on campus recruiting. For more employment opportunities please visit Temple University's Career Center.

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program - text version

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program

The Federal Workforce Recruitment Program is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with a disability. The program offers students professional development training, an interview with a federal recruiter and opportunity for a PAID summer internship.

Two-Step Process to Register

Step 1

New Participants

  • Meet eligibility requirements
    Login to https://wrp.gov/registerstudent to begin the registration process
  • Print out copy of Workshop Verification Form
  • Follow instructions to complete student professional development training (resume, cover letter and mock interview) offered through Temple Career Center and/or through college career advisor
  • Obtain the required verification signatures

Returning Participants

Students who participated in the program from a previous year(s) with a Workshop Verification Form on file with FWRP coordinator are NOT required to complete student professional development training. However, all students are required to update their resume and complete the WRP online registration process and schedule an interview.

Veterans

Student veterans with a special military or employment status are encouraged to apply. Please include a copy of DD-214 form when uploading resume, cover letter and transcript.

Schedule A Certification

  • Schedule A is a hiring authority that federal agencies may use to hire qualified individuals with disabilities into positions non-competitively without going through the often lengthy traditional hiring process. How-to guidelines on Schedule A certification are available under the student resource tab at www.wrp.gov

Step 2

  • Students return completed workshop verification form to: Renee Kirby, FWRP Coordinator at Disability Resources and Services - 100 Ritter Annex and receive instructions to complete step 2 of the registration process
  • Students receive an email to create a password to complete the online WRP application
    Students upload all required documents (resume, cover letter, copy of transcript) and any supporting documents if applicable (schedule-A certification, DD-214)
  • Setup an interview appointment using the Owlnetwork
  • Complete student survey
  • Attend interview appointment at Career Center
  • Cover letters should be addressed to Federal Workforce Recruitment Program

Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies provide a wide variety of services to assist people with disabilities secure gainful employment. Many students who experience significant disability-related financial need find relief from their state vocational rehabilitation agency. To locate the agency that serves your home state, please consult the vocational rehabilitation website.

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program

Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with a disability in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding new talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.

American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internships in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts two Summer Internship Programs for College Students with Disabilities in Washington, D.C., providing paid travel to and from D.C., accessible housing, and living stipends.

Entry Point! Internships, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)

ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with a disability in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and several fields of business. The ENTRY POINT! internships are particularly valuable because of the availability of mentoring and assistive technology, facilitating the entry and advancement of individuals with significant disabilities into competitive employment and research at all levels.