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Students with Disabilities

The Center for Career & Calling is here to support you as you explore your interests, gain experience, and work toward your goals.
You can request accommodations at Disability Support Services (DSS).

Check out the following resources for career exploration, internship/job search, and more.

  • BroadFutures – Paid internships for students with learning disabilities
  • Entry Point! – American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program that offers paid summer internship opportunities in STEM fields
  • Lime Connect – Scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities for students and alumni
  • Getting Hired – Job search website dedicated to bridging the gap between job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire
  • AbilityLinks – Job listings, resume posting and mentoring opportunities
  • disABLEDperson.com – Job listings for persons with disabilities
  • EOP’s Diversity and Inclusion Career Center: A premier diversity online job board. We connect employers dedicated to hiring a diversified workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds
  • Hire Heroes USA: Provides career placement assistance to returning veterans and specializes for those with any level of disability
  • JobAccess: A place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident that they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience
  • USA Jobs: Lists positions available within the US government; individuals with disabilities can use it in conjunction with the Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) directory
  • Work Without Limits: A virtual gateway for job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire. Thousands of candidates and job postings are updated on a daily basis
  • Summer Internship Programs – AAPD: AAPD’s internship opportunities are geared toward developing innovative leaders that will further the causes of the disability community
  • Workforce Recruitment Program: Connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities
  • Bender Consulting Services, Inc.: Includes a job board for persons with disabilities
  • Scholarships | DO-IT: Scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities
  • Federal Jobs For Disabled Veterans | Jobs For Disabled People
  • HireDS – Hire Disability Solutions

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Career Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
360-688-2835
Address

Administrative Office:
Center for Career and Calling: Old Main 257
Internship Navigators:
Internship Hub: Harned Hall 113
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Daily Drop-in Appointment Only (via Zoom)
Monday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm