Career Center

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Workforce Recruitment Program

What is WRP?

WRP is a federal government sponsored recruitment and referral program that connects college students and recent graduates with disabilities to paid summer internships and full-time positions. WRP is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO).

What are the Benefits of WRP?

  • You can get connected to paid internships and full-time positions with federal and private sector employers.
  • You will have a supportive community to help you develop your skills for future employment
  • You will learn how to market skills to employers

Who is Eligible for WRP?

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Are eligible for hiring under the Schedule A Hiring Authority
  • Is a current, full-time, degree-seeking, post-secondary student, unless they are taking a reduced course load due to a disability OR
  • Is in their final semester.
  • Individuals who met the preceding requirements while enrolled, but have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December, are also eligible. For the 2018 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2017.
  • Candidates who graduated prior to April, 2016, are NOT eligible to participate this year.

Because the federal government sponsors this program, all participants must be United States citizens.

This program is intended to assist people with disabilities that substantially limit activities of daily living in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.  

If you have questions please contact Joelle Fundaro at

Important Dates and Information

Application Registration is open starting Monday, August 28th

Application deadline: FRIDAY October 13th, 2017 4:00 PM EST

Mandatory MeetingThu, October 5, 3pm – 4pm

Location: University Career Center, 3rd Floor Student Activities Building 

Please Note: students only need to attend one meeting or email joelle fundaro if you can't make the meet on Thurs, October 12th.