Mentoring and Internships
Mentoring and job shadowing allows job seekers and students to gain insight into career goals and see the relevance of their curriculum in the "real world." The most common job shadow program used in Kansas is the Disability Mentoring Day program (www.disabilitymentor.net
), although some local committees choose to do group tours and career fairs rather than one-on-one job shadowing.
- The Kansas Governor’s Intern Program is a select internship experience designed to give high-quality college students (juniors and senior undergraduates, graduate and law students) the opportunity to see the inner workings of state government and contribute to growing and improving the State of Kansas. Governor Brownback, Lt. Governor Colyer, and the Cabinet Secretaries understand that the best was to recruit Kansas’ best and brightest into public service is to get them immersed in the daily operation of state government and give them the responsibility and opportunity to make a difference. For more information go to http://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/governor's-office-internship-program.
- Internships available through National Business and Disability Council
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Internship Program
- Workforce Recruitment Program - A recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
- Federal Internships - Internships and other student work opportunities are among the best-kept secrets when it comes to getting a leg up on landing a full-time job with the federal government when you graduate.
- FULL ACCESS Student Summits - Two-day event for juniors, seniors or recent graduates from college to meet with employers and gain some tools in career planning.
- White House Internship Program - The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
- ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
- The Washington Center Internship Program - The core of The Washington Center’s offering is a substantive internship where you’ll spend most of your time on valuable, non-clerical projects. Opportunities exist in more than 1,000 internships sites including private companies in all sectors, government agencies, and nonprofit and international organizations.
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