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Workforce Recruitment Program registration now open through October 11, 2019

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What is the Workforce Recruitment Program?

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer internships or permanent jobs. The goal of the program is to increase the representation of persons with disabilities in the federal workforce. Nearly 700 employers participate in the WRP, so it is a great program to add to your internship/job search toolkit!

During the Fall 2019 semester, trained federal recruiters will conduct interviews with eligible students who have completed the application process. During the interview, the recruiter will ask about candidate skills and potential career paths. Information from the interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available to federal HR Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials (both federal and private).

How Do I Qualify?

To qualify as an eligible candidate, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be a United States Citizen
  2. Have a documented disability (Schedule A Eligible)
  3. Be a current, full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  4. Graduated May 2018 or after (to be eligible as an alumni)

All majors are encouraged to apply.

Next Steps

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in registering, applying, and interviewing for inclusion in the 2020 WRP database, please register as a student (alumni register here as well) at

Registration is open August 26, 2019 - October 11, 2019.

*Important*  Once registered and approved, complete your online application and upload your resume and transcript. It is highly recommended that you also upload your Schedule A Letter. If you do not complete the online application, you will not be eligible to participate in the WRP. 

All application materials must be uploaded to the WRP site.  No late applications will be accepted. You will need time to get your registration approved by your coordinator, gather your resume and transcript, and complete your application, so please don't delay!

Again, the application items that must be obtained and/or completed by you prior to the interview are:

  • Resume (required)
  • Transcript - official or unofficial (required)
  • Schedule A Letter (highly recommended)

Additional Benefits offers private employers the opportunity to post jobs. Qualified students from the WRP can then search and apply for these positions. Please note that this is separate from the WRP database. Students admitted to the WRP database also receive access to

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Posted by Monica Garvin | Posted September 3, 2019 at 10:38 AM


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