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Students with a Disability

National Resources

Entry Point Internships: Identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.

abilityJOBS:  Includes a resume bank and job board for people with disabilities. The site has resources for both job seekers and employers. In addition, there is a link specifically for United States Veterans with Disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Detailed explanation of the ADA law and subsequent regulations

Career Opportunities For Students With Disabilities:  Provides students and recent graduates with essential tools and information needed to establish their careers and secure positions. Resources include regularly updated job postings, tools for building your network, and a dedicated area for employers searching for candidates. In addition to the student section, there is also a section for professionals.

U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission:  Includes information on employment laws and regulations with sections specific to accommodations and disclosure of disabilities. 

Emerging Leaders: The emerging leaders program is highly competitive internship placement program for high achieving undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.  The program also includes leadership development and networking opportunities. The program is coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council, which also has a website with resources for job seekers.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN):  Provides free consulting services including information about workplace accommodations, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and resources for job seekers.

recruitABILITY:  Features approximately 350,000 jobs across the country from employers that are proactive in recruiting job seekers with disabilities. Job postings can be searched by field of interest.

Lime Connect - New York based not-for-profit organization that attracts, prepares and connects talented candidates with disabilities for careers with its corporate partners.

The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities - The Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, funded by The UPS Foundation and coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, is a highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.

North Carolina Resources

NC Health and Human Services: The North Carolina division of disability services assists people with disabilities in finding employment.

Disability Right North Carolina: The employment section of the site includes information on employment rights of person with disabilities amongst other resources.

We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

UNC Resources

Accessibility Resources & Service:  Campus office for students with disabilities and medical conditions that provides a number of resources and services including coordinating and implementing appropriate accommodations to meet student needs.

Active Minds at Carolina: A student organization with a mission to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

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