August 10, 2015
The Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, a program of the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, today announced that it is available to NBDC corporate partners on a year-round basis. The internship program funded by The UPS Foundation and historically offered only for summer internships, now provide candidates for winter, spring, summer and fall internships, as well as Co-Ops.
“Employers are increasingly expanding their diversity recruitment and retention efforts to include individuals with disabilities into the workforce because it provides a valid opportunity to assist the business in achieving its inclusive workplace goals,” said Brandon M. Macsata, NBDC General Consultant. “It’s a strategic move on the part of an employer that broadens its talent pipeline to create a wise and essential recruitment strategy.”
The Emerging Leaders Internship Program is a highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships with private and public sector employers nationwide. NBDC helps its corporate parners find interns with disabilities who are qualified for the positions employers need to fulfill.
In addition, consider these internship statistics from NACE’s 2009 Experiential Education Survey:
• 67.7% of 2007-08 interns were offered full-time positions.
• 83.6% of these offers were accepted.
• 35.3% of employers’ full-time, entry-level college hires came from their internship programs.
To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, please visit nbdc.com.
For more information about the internship program or NBDC corporate partnership opportunities, contact Brandon M. Macsata by phone at 516.465.1596 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center: NBDC is an employer organization and comprehensive resource for disability best practices. Its corporate partners are predominantly Fortune 1000 companies and government employers committed to disability diversity. By becoming a NBDC Corporate Partner, companies can proactively strengthen and diversify their workforce, as well as comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal regulations. NBDC can also assist companies in marketing to the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, as well as gain greater insight into the economic contributions that accessible information and communication technology provides to companies.
Founded by Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr., who served as disability advisor to eight U.S. presidents and became one of the world’s leading advocates, The Viscardi Center provides Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement, assistive technology and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses. A global leader, it employs more than 300 professionals, including experts in education, human resources and technology. Learn more at viscardicenter.org.