Students with Disabilities

Resources for Students with Disabilities

The Career Center is here to support you as you explore your interests, gain experience, and work toward your goals. Check out the following resources for career exploration, internship/job search, and more.

Tufts Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR Center)

Job and Internship Search Resources

  • 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

Employment Agencies/Placement Services

Advocacy and Professional Organizations

Additional Publications and Career Information

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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Economics Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An Economics major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Cambridge Local First

Current Tufts student Miles Henderson shared the following about being a Summer Intern at Cambridge Local First  

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
As a Resilient Local Economies intern for Cambridge Local First, I worked with …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Understanding the World of Nonprofits

Interested in nonprofits but don’t know where to start?

Start by understanding that while the term nonprofits can be used in different contexts, there are many different kinds of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Jumbos: Meet Some of the Employers Attending Our Spring Career Fairs

Tufts will be hosting two general Career Fairs this fall: our Virtual Career Fair on Friday, February 3rd from 1pm-4pm via Handshake and our In-Person Career Fair on Friday, February 10th from 11:30am – 3:30 pm in Gantcher Center. Registration …

By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The International Relations Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An IR major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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A Day (or a Year, or a Career) of Service

Illustration by Marian Blair

Since 1986, the third Monday of the year has been the day on which we commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. And in 1994, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They & How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job or Internship Search?

There’s no way around it. In your job or internship search, your skills matter. They tell potential employers not only what you can do, but how you can do it and even who you are. All your skills can generally …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Featured Resources

Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Resume Guide

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Career Center Summer Internship Grant Program

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Where Do Tufts Students Intern?

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Join us for our Spring ’23 Career Fairs!

Calling all Jumbos! This spring we will be hosting two general career fairs – one virtually and one in-person! These …

Too Good to Be True? Be on the Lookout for Fraudulent Employers

It’s easy to say, “I would never be tricked by a scam employment offer!” But every year, students at universities …