Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) – a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
To be eligible for the WRP, candidates must be current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability, or have graduated within *one year of the release of the database each December. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
*Since it may take time to fully assess the impact of COVID-19 on WRP hiring, WRP will provide recent graduates with disabilities an additional year of eligibility to participate in this fall’s application period and the 2021 database. This means that all recent graduates that applied to WRP in fall 2019 are eligible to apply again this fall. Recent graduates who graduated on or after April 1, 2018 will be eligible to apply this fall, along with current degree-seeking students with disabilities.
All candidates, whether they applied last year or not, must complete a new application this fall on the WRP website so that WRP can ensure that employers have access to an up-to-date resume, transcript, and application for every applicant.
Applications for students from participating WRP schools will open on August 24, 2020 and close October 14, 2020. It is required that all candidates complete their application and upload required documents by October 16, 2020.
WRP has switched to an informational interview process for candidates. The interview period this year will take place from October 26-November 18, 2020. All interviews will be conducted remotely, in most cases by phone.