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Coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Department of Defense, the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Qualifying Requirements

Must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A current, full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a disability
    • Individuals who have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December are also eligible to apply
  • Provide appropriate documentation to demonstrate Schedule A eligibility. For information regarding Schedule A, see the Department of Labor Schedule A Fact Sheet.


Program Highlights

  • 14-week summer program
  • Program begins May and must end no later than 30 September
  • Paid salary based on completion of academic semester hours and work experience at the time of the job offer
  • Interviewing takes place in the fall each year     

How to Apply

For more detailed information about this program, visit the WRP website.

To apply, contact the disability services or career services coordinator at your school and ask them to contact the WRP Coordinator at wrp@dol.gov.

Please understand that NSWCDD works directly with college coordinators and cannot respond to inquiries from individuals.

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The Department of Navy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicant who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact us at (951) 393-5255 for assistance.