The Emerging Leaders Internship Program places college students with disabilities in internships at a wide spectrum of businesses nationwide.
Studies have proven that volunteering or participating in an internship are the best predictors of future success in the workplace. The Emerging Leaders 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 Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, funded by UPS 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 internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.
From a business perspective, the Emerging Leaders 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 that helps ensure that the internship placement is a good fit for both parties.
Emerging Leaders gives students priceless insight that can positively impact their career development:
“My Emerging Leaders internship was an ideal introduction into corporate America and opened my eyes to possible career paths. My manager and colleagues mentored me and ensured that I had every opportunity to gain new skills, grow my strengths, and network. My experience this summer is invaluable.”
–Kylie Long, Emory College
“The internship has prepared me to tackle the real world and have confidence in doing so. Truly, Emerging Leaders is like no other program. You receive guidance and opportunities to grow and learn. I will forever remember this program as the first major stepping-stone to the real world.”
-Jason Lee, New York University