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Are you a student or recent graduate with a disability seeking an internship or job? A WRP Recruiter will be interviewing students from SSU this fall!

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Shawnee State is a participant in the Workforce Recruitment Program for the 2022-23 academic year. Registration opens on Monday, August 22, 2022. You will need time to get your registration approved, gather your resume and transcript, and complete your application, so please don’t delay!

What is WRP?

The WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities, and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the Federal Government.

Applying is an excellent way to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain interviewing experience

Registration and applications are open for six weeks starting August 22, 2022 at

For more information, contact Heidi Bender Kauffman in Career Services at

The WRP is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Benefits of WRP for Students

  • Helps students with disabilities think about the career and internship process earlier.
  • Students gain experience with interviews and resumes.
  • Interaction with SSU Career Services utilization of their resources.
  • Gives students a better chance at federal opportunities and introduces them to the federal government.

How WRP Works

  • Students and recent graduates apply online from late August-October.
  • SSU Coordinator confirms and helps find and prepare candidates.
  • Trained volunteer recruiters from federal agencies remotely interview candidates in October-November.
  • Candidate information is entered into database; candidates can update resumes year-round.
  • Database is opened to all agencies nationwide in December and is active for one year. Federal employers search the database for qualified WRP candidates.

Who is eligible?

Eligible students must:

  • have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority 
  • be a United States citizen or national
  • be currently enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis