Other Resources for Students with Disabilities (interview tips, how/when/if to disclose, employment rights)
Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program 2013
Emerging Leaders is a competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding young talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.
Student applicants are referred to businesses through a careful screening process that helps ensure that the internship placement is a good fit for both parties.
To qualify to apply for the Emerging Leaders program, you must:
- Self-identify as a person with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Have completed a minimum of 60 college/university-level credits
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
- Maintain matriculated student status for the semester following your internship (graduating seniors immediately continuing on to graduate level study may apply)
- Have U.S. citizenship or be a documented alien legally authorized to work in the U.S.
For more information on the application process and to download the application, http://www.emerging-leaders.com/studentsHowToApply.htm. The application deadline is February 8, 2013.
Google Lime Connect 2013 Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - US$10,000 or C$5,000 for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field at universities in the U.S. or Canada who are continuing studies in fall 2013. Deadline to apply is midnight PST on Monday, February 18th
Applicants must be:
- Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
- Maintaining a strong academic performance
- (1) A current sophomore/second year or junior/third year undergraduate continuing studies in the 2013-2014 academic year; (2) an undergraduate senior/fourth year accepted to or enrolled in a graduate program in the 2013-2014 academic year; or (3) a current graduate student (masters or PhD) continuing studies in the 2013-2014 academic year. Candidates must be enrolled in a university in the United States or Canada (international students in the US and Canada are also encouraged to apply)
- A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
- Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered
Note: previous scholarship recipients and applicants are encouraged to apply in 2013 if they remain eligible!
To learn more, and apply, visit http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program or log into your Lime Network account today!
Institute for Accessible Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The IAS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program has the goal to encourage talented undergraduate students with a physical disability to pursue biomedical science related careers and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students with a documented mobility or visual impairment are encouraged to apply.
Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program.
The IAS will provide funding and support for up to six undergraduate students with medically documented mobility or visual impairment to participate in the eight-week Purdue University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) to begin in June 2013. Undergraduate students are eligible for fellowship consideration if they: have a documented mobility or visual impairment; are currently enrolled in a degree granting program at a U.S. college or university; have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; have an interest in pursuing graduate education in biomedical science; and are available to participate in the entire eight-week summer program.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2013.
For more information, visit the IAS web site at: http://iashub.org/ or from this PDF: /IAS_Summer_UG_Research_Fellowship_Announcement_2013.pdf
To Prospective NASA Student Interns with Disabilities,
NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. NASA has a two-percent hiring goal for employment of people with disabilities and internships are a good way to get experience. Students can apply for summer internships now! The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 15, 2013, and we will begin extending offers to students as early as February 2, 2013. We encourage you to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early. Plus, your likelihood of being selected decreases the longer you wait. You can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/". Summer 2013 internships run for ten weeks for college students and six to eight weeks for high school students, from early/late June through early/mid-August. College students receive a stipend of $6000 and high school students $1800. As an intern, you are responsible for your own housing. NASA internships for college students are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions.
NASA has internships for high school students and for rising freshmen through doctoral students in STEM fields. A rising freshman is a high school student who has been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning, i.e., a college or university, at the time of the internship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 for college and 3.0 for high school; however, applicants must understand that the competition for internships is keen. High school students must be at least sixteen years old at the time the internship begins.
Internships are available at all NASA centers nationwide. Students can submit a completed application whether they apply to an opportunity or not. However, applying to opportunities has the advantage of allowing applicants to be considered by mentors who work in disciplines of interest and at a particular center. Applicants may apply to as many as fifteen posted opportunities. For example, an opportunity having to do with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland because SDO is located there. Not applying to an opportunity means that prospective interns will be hoping that a mentor happens to read their applications rather than directing their applications to mentors in fields and at centers of interest.
Students who are selected for summer internships will receive an offer letter by E-mail sometime after February 1, 2012. They will then have five days to either accept or reject the offer through their OSSI: NIFS account. The offer will automatically expire after five days if no action is taken.
Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with applying.
Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq.
U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland, & Patent Bars B.A., M.Eng., J.D.
NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney
Office of Education, Code 160
NASA/GSFC Mailstop 160, Bldg. 28, Rm. N165, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Voice: (301) 286-9281
Fax: (301) 286-1655
The 2013 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities
Designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities, this highly selective program:
- guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process
- connects them with our corporate partners - some of the world's leading corporations - for potential internships
- deepens their leadership skills
- prepares them for success in their internship
- builds their confidence as a person with a disability
- engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community, consisting of current Fellows and alumni
- provides access to prestigious scholarships
The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in August, and offers individual and group coaching, webinars, mentoring and Fellows community discussions throughout the year. Upon "graduation" from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Alumni Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers.
The inaugural class of 2010 and current class of 2011 Lime Connect Fellows who were selected by our corporate partners includes students from American, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Fordham, GWU, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, Chicago, Maryland, Michigan, Penn, Pitt, USC, UT Austin and Virginia Tech.
• A current sophomore at a four-year university in the United States
• Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year
• Eligible to work in the United States
• A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.*
Applications for the 2013 Lime Connect Fellowship Program are due March 31st. Applications are reviewed as they are submittted, so don't delay! To learn more and/or apply: http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/the-lime-connect-fellowship-program.
ALCU Career Expo for Professionals with Disabilities
The ACLU will be hosting a Career Expo for Professionals with Disabilities. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the following positions: Staff Attorney , Legal and Undergraduate Interns, Legal Support, Fundraising/Development, Communications , Non-profit Management.
Please visit http://www.aclu.org/careers for a current list of openings and their requirements.
To apply for a position, please submit a resume, cover letter; and include a writing sample if required in the job announcement. In your cover letter, please indicate the position(s) to which you are applying. Also please include any request(s) for accommodation.
Important: Please send your application materials to hrjobsINCL@aclu.org and reference “Career Expo” in the subject line. Please apply by May 10, 2013.
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by May 22nd and will be provided with the date and time to attend the career expo.
Career websites for persons with disabilities to post resumes and search for open positions:
Careers & Community for People with Disabilities: http://www.gettinghired.com/Default.aspx
Career Opportunities For Students with Disabilities (COSD): http://www.cosdonline.org/home
The National Business & Disability Council's National Resume Database®:
Developed with the goal of bringing together top talent with disabilities and America's top employers in both the private and public sector. This service is provided free of charge to job seekers with disabilities and is open to applicants who have earned or are expected to earn a two or four year degree within the next six months or have completed equivalent technical training.
Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques For Persons with Disabilities from the Job Accommodation Network: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/corner/vol01iss13.htm
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Fact Sheet for Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/jobapplicant.html
Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Accommodations under the ADA: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/EeGuide/index.htm