Internship and Job Placement Programs
ENTRYPOINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business. The ENTRYPOINT! program includes opportunities in private industry and government agencies. Mentors advise the students on future undergraduate coursework, plans for graduate study, and/or employment. In addition to offering competitive salary stipends, the companies and agencies provide assistive technology and other reasonable accommodations. Contact the Academic Internships office at PLU for more information and application information.
“This job has opened my eyes to see how the government works and has given me some great experience.” – PLU senior
At Microsoft, we believe that diversity enriches our performance, our products and services, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. We provide an inclusive environment where everyone can do their best work and have been investing in these programs for many years.
PROVAIL has partnered with Specialisterne’s proven, innovative approach to training and developing quality career positions in the IT industry for individuals who have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The DSS Office at PLU hosts annual interviews with WRP on campus.
On Campus Resources
PLU Academic Internships
The Academic Internship Office’s primary function is to help students find quality learning experiences in internships that will help enrich their studies and introduce them to their possible career field.
PLU Career Development
Career Development is a campus service that offers students free assistance directly related to the pursuit of careers after college.
PLU Student Employment
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Off Campus Resources
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
According to their website “The mission of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is ‘to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life by obtaining and maintaining employment’.”
Job Accommodation Network
JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.