Academic Support & Access Center


  • Academic Support & Access Center
    Fax: 202-885-1042
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

    Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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Job/Internship Opportunities for students with disabilities

Information about job and internship opportunities for students with disabilities that is received by the ASAC is posted here. Each posting is dated. Information will be removed as it becomes out-of-date. Please note that the ASAC does not endorse any of the companies. Rather, this page is a means to share information. The ASAC strongly encourages students to also work with AU's Career Center for help in job and internships searches.

Disability Mentoring Day Opportunity in the Metro DC Area

Posted 10/9/2014

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) supports the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in its annual Disability Mentoring Day. This year, they have partnered with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for a half-day mentoring program at TSA Headquarters. This event will be held on October 15, 2014. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students.


This is an awesome opportunity for students interested in careers in government to network and learn more about the field. The event is fast approaching. If you are interested, please send your full name and email to as soon as possible.

Concussion Awareness Scholarship

Posted 10/9/2014

Please click this link for more information regarding eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Disability Mentoring Day at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Posted 10/7/2014

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct a half-day mentoring program on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The program will take place at TSA Headquarters, 701 South 12th Street, Arlington, Virginia, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

TSA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its mission is to protect the Nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of travelers and commerce. AAPD is seeking college students with disabilities and job seekers with disabilities from the Northern Virginia and the DC area to participate in this program. We are looking for individuals who are interested in careers in the government. This half-day mentoring program will provide participants an opportunity to learn from TSA employees about different work experiences through mentoring sessions. 

This event will be co-hosted by AAPD and TSA. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants must provide their own transportation, but TSA is located at the Pentagon City Metro stop by either the blue or yellow line. If you are interested, please send your full name, email, phone number and accommodation requests to



2014 Disability Mentoring Days with the District of Columbia Government

Posted 9/29/2014

The DC Office of Disability Rights (ODR) and the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) would like to cordially invite college and high school students with disabilities to participate in 2014 Disability Mentoring Days with the District of Columbia Government.


The Disability Mentoring Days are open to high school, college, and graduate students with disabilities. Disability Mentoring Days enable students with disabilities to spend one day between October 15th and October 30th visiting a District government agency or DC metropolitan company that matches their interests for one-on-one time with volunteer mentors. It provides an opportunity to underscore the connection between school and work, evaluate personal goals, learn about career opportunities in the District and develop mentoring relationships with government and business leaders.


Students’ participation in Disability Mentoring Day can result in an internship opportunity with the host employer or function as a first interview on the way to an employment opportunity. Several local organizations, including the American Institutes for Research, Special Olympics, and multiple DC metropolitan area branches of TD Bank, have agreed to serve as mentor sites during the 2014 Disability Mentoring Days program.


Here is the student mentee application packet. If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Disability Mentoring Days program, please feel free to contact the DDC Executive Director Mat McCollough (202-727-6744; or ODR Special Assistant Kali Wasenko (202-481-3881; In order to make the appropriate arrangements for this opportunity, a Disability Mentoring Day Student Mentee Application needs to be completed and submitted by Friday, October 3, 2014.

Careers & the disABLED Career Expo

Posted 9/25/2014

Pre-register today to attend our CAREERS & the disABLEDCareer Expo for Minorities, Women, and Wounded Warriors for those in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic career fields taking place in DC.

TIME: Friday, November 21st, 10am to 3pm

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building – Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW .

Pre-Register today by posting your resume online at:


Here are a few of the many companies and government agencies who have already signed up and are wanting to recruit your talent: Capital One, National Credit Administration, US AID, Northrop Grumman (Silver Sponsor), PNC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Defense Contract Management Agency, US Dept. of State, Exelon Corp, Boeing (Bronze Sponsor), American University, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Agency, Freddie Mac (Silver Sponsor), Smithsonian Institution, Air Force Civilian Service, US Dept. of Justice, Lockheed Martin, Social Security Administration, Department of Navy – just to name a few.

Your resume will appear on a CD database given to all recruiters one week after the CAREER EXPO! If you are not able to attend, post your resume anyway since it will appear on the CD Database link either way.

By pre-registering, you will insure your entry into the CAREERS & the disABLED CAREER EXPO much faster than not registering.


We look forward to welcoming you as a job candidate at this great EXPO located at the Ronald Reagan Building/Atrium Hall on Friday, November 21, 2014.

Greater Washington Internship Coalition

Posted 9/17/2014

Greater Washington Internship Coalition is a group of internship programs working to include young people with disabilities based in the greater Washington, DC area. The Coalition is a one-stop opportunity for college students with disabilities and emerging professionals with disabilities to seek and receive information or unique internship programs for them! For more information, visit

Fall interns wanted - U.S. Senate HELP Committee Disability Policy Office

Posted 8/13/2014

The Disability Policy Office of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee is currently seeking unpaid interns for the fall of 2014. The position offers undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. Interns’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings.

Applicants should have an interest in disability policy, good attention to detail, work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and have a desire to learn. Hours are flexible, but applicants should be willing to be in the office at least 15 hours a week.

If you're interested in a position, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, availability, and two letters of recommendation to Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.


Student Volunteer Intern-Disability Program Support with the Department of Justice

Posted 7/31/2014

The Department of Justice, Criminal Division, is currently seeking a student volunteer intern, who is eligible to be hired under Schedule A, to assist with our disability programs that aim to recruit, hire, and promote qualified individuals with targeted disabilities, during the fall/spring semester or off-cycle, on a part-time, volunteer basis (unpaid).

Click here for information and application instructions.