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 Services

Application Now Open: The Career Center Professional Development Fund allows currently enrolled students to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with purchasing professional interview and networking attire. Learn More & Apply Here.

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
  • Spectrum Careers: Resource connecting job seekers on the Autism Spectrum with inclusive employers. Job seekers can login to view over 15,000 job postings, and get instructions on how to show off their skills using a video resume
  • 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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Be Productive During Summer Break

Happy Summer! While it’s important to spend some time relaxing, you may also be asking yourself: how can I be productive and continue to learn over the summer? Whether you have specific internship or job plans already, there are many …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Assistant Director, Business & Finance
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10 Things To Do This Summer

You’ve made it! Summer is here and in full swing already. Whether you’re headed off to a summer internship, taking a course, or have nothing planned (yet), here are 10 things you can do this summer to continue your personal …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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3 Questions with Sarah Tralins, A14, Manager for Global Programs at U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a new feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Sarah Tralins, A14, Manager for Global Programs, …

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Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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How to Become a Change Agent

Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

This description of a …

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No Internship? No Problem!

Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what it’s like to work in different industries. And guess what? Tufts has partnered with Forage, to provide top-notch and free …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Your First 100 Days at a New Job

Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months at a new job can leave you feeling exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a First 100 Days plan that …

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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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Early Recruiting Cycle for Summer 2023 Finance Internships

Have you heard about fellow students applying for finance internships for Summer 2023? Yes, that is correct – not this coming Summer 2022, but NEXT summer over a year away. We’d like to provide some information about these timelines so …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Assistant Director, Business & Finance
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