The first step in any job or internship search is to reflect on your values, priorities, and identity. The University Career Center is a space where you can ask questions about all aspects of your career readiness. We provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment, and we know how personal identity connects to career decisions. The information below, while not all-encompassing, is intended to help you make informed decisions about your career plans.
- The Accessible Education Center offers a wealth of information on resources that will be helpful, including community, local, and national resources, links to resources specific to different types of abilities, and employment information.
- TRiO/Student Support Services is another key office on campus that offers support and resources for students with disabilities.
- The AccessABILITY Student Union is made up of students with disabilities and able-bodied allies who value the diversity within all of us. They are dedicated to being a support system for students while also educating the wider University of Oregon community about disability culture. They are a support system for students and often hold fun and educational events and activities.
- Student Organization for Autism Advocacy (SOFAA) is a group of autistic UO students advocating for autistic equity and visibility. They seek to educate the UO community about the inherent value of autistic voices, the necessity of their presence, and the way they experience the world.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) — Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities
- Incight — Headquartered in Portland this organization provides information on scholarships, internships, jobs, and eMentoring as well as other information relevant to people with disabilities.
- Federal Jobs Net — Information and employment opportunities within the federal government for people with disabilities.
- Disability Equity Index: 2022 Best Places to Work — Most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion at top companies
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship program — geared toward developing innovative leaders that will further the causes of the disability community.
- What Can You Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment — Resources for Job Seekers
- Employer Assistance and Resource Network for Disability Inclusion (EARN) — Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives and Partnerships
- Oregon Department of Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Services — VR helps people with disabilities find and keep a job, and helps businesses with inclusive hiring support.
- Workforce Recruitment Program — A federal recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
Grants and Scholarship Information
- The Washington Center — Provides a total of 50 competitive scholarship awards in the amount of $7,430 for students with disabilities interested in working in the executive, judicial, or legislative branches of the federal government.
- Disability Rights Oregon — Know your rights and request disability-related legal help.
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) — As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.