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Emerging Leaders

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Studies have proven that volunteering or participating in an internship are the best predictors of future success in the workplace. The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jumpstart their career path and gain a competitive edge.

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, funded by The UPS Foundation and coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, is a highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.

   • If you’re a college student with a disability, click here for more information about the
     Emerging Leaders program.

   • Read about some of our Emerging Leaders' experiences.

   • The financial aid guide for students with disabilities.

From a business perspective, the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities is a way for companies to bring new talent to their workforce since these students come from well recognized colleges and universities across the country and represent a bright, diverse, and growing future talent pool. Student applicants are referred to businesses through a screening process, conducted by the NBDC Emerging Leaders Program Management Team, that helps ensure that the internship placement is a good fit for both parties.

   • If you are a member company that would like to complete the Employer Partner Profile
     Template please click here to log in.

   • Businesses interested in participating in the Emerging Leaders program can click here
     to learn more now.

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