Career Resources for Students and Alumni with Disabilities

The IUP Career and Professional Development Center staff are committed to helping students and alumni with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. The list of resources below was compiled to assist students and alumni with their job search.

Please contact our office at 724-357-2235 or if you have any questions or wish to schedule a virtual appointment with one of our career consultants.

Job and Internship Resources

Workforce Recruitment Program: WRP connects undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested in paid internships and full-time opportunities to private sector employers and federal agencies.

Bender Consulting: Assists individuals with disabilities in getting hired and recruited for positions within the private and public sector.

Lime Connect: This organization assists student with scholarships, professional development webinars, and information about internships and full-time job opportunities.

American Association for Advancement of the Sciences Entry Point: This program offers internship opportunities for students with disabilities. Internships will range in discipline from computer science and business to science and engineering.

Arizona State University's Job Assistance Guide for people with Disabilities: This article provides resources to find organizations that offer job help for people with disabilities and to locate training programs and related support services.

disABLEd Person, Inc.: Great resource for job listings and scholarship information.

The National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Center: Provides students with internship and leadership development opportunities.

The American Association of People with Disabilities: This organization provides a Congressional Internship Program for college students with disabilities. It's open to undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to recent grads.

Great With Disability: Its mission is to ensure that having a disability or long-term health condition doesn't prevent anyone from having the career that they want to have. Not only does it want disabled individuals to realize their career ambitions, it also wants employers to benefit from the unique talents and strengths that disabled individuals can, and do, bring to an organization.

The Sierra Group: One-stop shop for disability training recruiting and other career needs.

Federal Jobs Net: Helps disabled individuals find federal government employment.

Office of Personnel Management: Consult the "Job Seekers with Disabilities" link for a variety of resources.

Ability Links: Job opportunity website for people with disabilities.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Most professional associations offer student memberships at a discount, and memberships usually come with access to programs such as speaker events and job fairs.

Educational Resources

Resources for Successful Employment