A listing of federal government internships.
Many considerations are involved in selecting a career, applying for jobs and advocating for workplace accommodations. And, people you meet through MDA activities can be a great source for tips and referrals during this process.
The resources below have been shared by members of our community and are a good starting point as you navigate various employment options. Please remember that connecting with people on MDA’s National Facebook page is a great way to network with professionals who also have neuromuscular diseases and are leaders in their respective fields.
Career Resources (not specific to physical ability)
Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, this handbook (2010-2011 edition) contains information on hundreds of different jobs, including: training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions. Also includes job search tips, links to state-specific job market information and more.
Enforces federal laws that prevent job discrimination against applicants and employees based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
This career and job search resources guide includes information on careers, preparing a résumé and job searches.
This site from the U.S. Department of Labor includes career resources and workforce information.
The tool connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development and educational opportunities.
The site helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. The website features user friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.
Disability-Specific Career Resources
This program of the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor connects public- and private-sector employers nationwide with postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are looking for internships and permanent positions.
Information about partnerships between state vocational rehabilitation agencies and employment networks, and how they can meet the employment and training needs of Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities.
A comprehensive source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
A free consulting service for people with disabilities and employers about job accommodations and disability employment issues.
An employment resource specifically for people with disabilities, where people with disabilities gather, network and find success with potential employers.