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Career Development & Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Development & Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students are encouraged to explore their interests and abilities to develop a clear career development plan. The resource list below includes job and internship sites that you can apply to, as well as, resources relating to handling disclosures and workplace accommodations.

Current OSS students are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment with the OSS Career Liaison Sonia Doyle, who can help you explore your career goals and connect you with your assigned Career Advisor at the Cahill Career Center.

Below are some additional career resources you may find helpful.

AAPD Internship Programs

AAPD Internship Programs  Applications for Summer and Fall 2024 are now closed.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) yearly Summer and Fall Internship programs are a professional and career development opportunity for disabled students and recent graduates to access meaningful employment, gain leadership skills, and connect to the broader disability community.

Website: Summer Internship Program

                 Fall Internship Program



An employment website for job seekers with disabilities.


Career Options for the Visually Impaired

Career Options for the Visually Impaired

Online resource page for job seekers with a vision impairment.


Career Resources for Autistic and/or Neurodivergent Individuals

Career Resources for Autistic and/or Neurodivergent Individuals


Integrate is a non-profit that helps employers identify, recruit and retain professionals on the autism spectrum. It is open to autistic and/or neurodiversity students and alumni seeking employment and/or an internship opportunity. You can view postings of opportunities on their website or submit your resume for review should a future opportunity become available.

Integrate Employer Connect ProgramApplications for Fall 2024 are closed.

Are you seeking full-time competitive employment but need to improve your job search skills? Employer Connect offers a chance to learn from, and network with, professionals from companies from across the US. Integrate Employer Connect Overview & FAQs.pdf

Integrate website:


Specialisterne works with businesses to tap into the talents of autistic or neurodivergent job seekers. Specialisterne works with those who self-identify as being autistic or neurodivergent. For Specialisterne, this includes self-identification with the following: Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Learning Disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), Intellectual Disability, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Tourette Syndrome.

Specialisterne website: View Current Openings

Join the Specialisterne Talent Pool to receive notifications of upcoming opportunities:

Disability:IN - NextGen Leader Program

Disability:IN – NextGen Leader Program

Free mentorship, career development, and job opportunities for college students and recent grads, including veterans, with disabilities.  Program is held annually.

For more information on the program, please visit:

* Applications for 2024 are now closed  *

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

JAN provides free consulting services for all individuals, regardless of employment status. Services include anonymous one-on-one consultation (by phone or online) about all aspects of workplace accommodations, including but not limited to the accommodation process, how to manage disability-related disclosures and ADA compliance assistance.


The Lime Network

The Lime Network

The Lime Network is a free exclusive resource for individuals with a disability. Lime Network benefits include:

Access to our career/professional development platform and app notifications of:  

  • new internship, co-op, and full-time career postings based on industry and role preferences;
  • recruitment and networking receptions;
  • professional development exercises and workshops, webinars and teleseminars related to career and interview skills, industry overviews, disclosure, and more;
  • outstanding co-branded partner scholarships for current university students; and
    partner-hosted events


NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)

The mission of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to enable eligible individuals with disabilities to achieve an employment outcome consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs, abilities, and capabilities.  

  • Highlights of what NJ-DVRS offers:
    • Career Counseling
    • Job Placement and Supported Employment Services
    • Financial Assessments and Planning
    • Work Related Accommodations and Assistive Technology


New York Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

New York Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation

New York Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) – New York State ACCES-VR starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities.  Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal.


Supplemental Career Resources

Supplemental Career Resources

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellowship Program: Seeking Candidates for 2024-2025

Through the AmeriCorps GO Fellow program, you will serve in the program’s partner school in select cities along the East Coast (Newark, NJ is closest to Ramapo), all of which share the GO foundation mission and values. The key responsibility of Fellows is to provide daily small-group instruction to students in Math and/or English language arts and support students’ social-emotional growth during the school day. There is a stipend and housing is included for those interested. Apply Now directly through their website.


Community Health Law Project (CHLP) – Paralegal Advocate Internship Program: Open Enrollment 

The Community Health Law Project has partnered with OSS to provide a paid internship opportunity through their Paralegal Advocate program. CHLP is seeking OSS Students interested in Law, Advocacy and Social Welfare. The program is open to a variety of majors, with a flexible start date and schedule.

OSS students may contact Sonia Doyle at to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE)Fall 2024 Internship Opportunity

OSHE seeks undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates that are passionate about education and government affairs and are looking to be engaged in an active experience supporting a variety of teams within OSHE.  Please visit their website and view the specific details of the opportunity, under Employment Opportunities – 2024 Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

To be considered for Fall 2024, please email your resume to AND complete the following application by July 17th: OSHE Internship/Fellowship 

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Office of Specialized Services is a participant in the Workforce Recruitment Program.

About the Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through internships or permanent jobs.

Who Can Apply?

Students and recent graduates from Ramapo College can apply to WRP if they:

  • have a disability and are eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority
  • are a U.S. citizen or national (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program on a substantially full-time basis
  • have graduated with a degree on or after April 1, 2022.

New and returning WRP applicants must register and complete an application each year to continue to participate.  Student registration will open on August 26, 2024.

Website: Students – Workforce Recruitment Program

WRP School Coordinator: Sonia Doyle


Email: or make an appointment through Connect!

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