Workforce Recruitment Program
What is WRP?
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs.
Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to:
- Find an internship or permanent position in the federal or private sector
- Explore careers in the federal service
- Gain interviewing experience
The WRP provides students with disabilities in all fields of study the opportunity to market their abilities to a wide variety of potential employers across the United States, sharpen their interviewing skills during a required one-on-one meeting with a WRP recruiter, and gain valuable skills, experience, and contacts on the job.
To apply for WRP, you must:
- have a disability AND
- be a U.S. citizen AND
- be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education on a substantially full-time basis (unless your disability precludes you from taking a substantially full-time load) to seek a degree OR
- be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation OR
- have graduated from such an institution within the past year (April 2018 or later).
The WRP is run on an annual basis and requires student applicants to have a phone or video conference interview with one of our recruiters. The interviews take place during October-November each year. The WRP is coordinated on college campuses by Disability Services or Career Services offices. Currently, over 350 colleges and universities participate in the program and additional campuses are added each year.
Student registration opens on August 26, 2019 at https://wrp.gov.
The WRP is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's Diversity Management Operations Center (DMOC), with support from other federal agencies.