Internship Opportunity for Students with Special Needs

"Talented young men and women with disabilities often are denied opportunities for a strong start to their professional careers; the emerging leaders program exists to change that." - Ralph W. Shrader, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

The following information is provided by the Emerging Leaders Program Web site. The Foundation staff wanted to pass along this information for those who qualify. Be sure to visit the program's Web site directly for more information and to find out if you or a family member or friend qualifies.

"Funded by the UPS Foundation, The National Business & Disabilities Council's Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities ( 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 new talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices. Student applicants are referred to businesses through a screening process that helps ensure that the internship placement is a good fit for both parties."

"Emerging Leaders reaches out to target schools identified by our Employer Partner firms, recruits qualified students (those that have completed at least 60 college credits, with a minimum 2.5 GPA) and matches them with internship opportunities. Companies are advised on reasonable accommodations, if any, that may be needed to enable the intern to achieve full productivity. Interns also participate in a Leadership Development Conference/Dinner which addresses issues to facilitate success in their internships and throughout their careers."

Applications for Summer 2013 have a deadline of February 8, 2013.

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