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)

View Sample Employer Programs, Organizations & Resources for DEI, Neurodiversity, and Accessibility

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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Internship Spotlight: New England Wildlife Center

Current student Oscar Sullivan shared the following about being an intern at New England Wildlife Center…

How did you find this internship?
I had heard of them previously and found all the information on their website.

What did you enjoy …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: Aprexis Health Solutions

Current student Selina Drysdale shared the following about being an intern at Aprexis Health Solutions…

How did you find this internship?
I found this internship through the Derby Entrepreneurship Center website.

What did you enjoy most about your internship? 
This …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: Environment America

Current student Lily Segal shared the following about being an intern at Environment America…

How did you find this internship?
I found this internship at the spring Tufts Career Fair.

What did you enjoy most about your internship? 
I really …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The Political Science 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? A Political Science major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Dekel Lab, MGH Department of Psychiatry

Current student Rose Herman shared the following about being an intern at Dekel Lab, MGH Department of Psychiatry…

How did you find this internship?
I cold emailed the PI after browsing the MGH website looking for a lab I might …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: On the Level

Current student Sophia Truex shared the following about being an intern at On the Level…

How did you find this internship?
When I was searching for internships, the first place I checked each week was the Environmental Studies newsletter (ENVS …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Internship Spotlight: Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (MassHealth)

Current student Emilia Nathan shared the following about being an intern at Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (MassHealth)…

How did you find this internship?
I found my internship through Handshake during a Tufts Virtual Career Fair!

What …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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