Computing Students with a Disability: Mentoring & Internship

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Are you a computing student with a disability?  Looking for an internship?  Want to connect with peers and mentors with disabilities?  AccessComputing can help you do that.

AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, provides mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities computing-related fields. Check out our fall newsletter to learn more about our work to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in computing education and careers.

Students can participate in:

MENTORING: Through our online community, students and mentors discuss a variety of topics. It is a place to connect with others to share your successes, ask for suggestions regarding any issues that may arise for you related to your disability, education or employment, and to support other team members when they need help brainstorming solutions.

TUTORS: Struggling with a computing course? Please contact me about tutor support. Each term, AccessComputing can fund a limited number of tutors for project participants.

CONFERENCES: Interested in attending a conference related to computing, diversity, or professional development?  AccessComputing may be able to provide funding for travel, registration, or accessibility-related costs.  We've sent students to Grace Hopper, the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, and other meetings.

INTERNSHIPS: The AccessComputing project helps students find internships that relate to computing. In addition to connecting students with existing opportunities, we have a limited amount of funding for research internships and other internships. 

RESUME DATABASE: AccessComputing students can add their information to a resume database utilized by our industry partners to recruit interns and employees with disabilities. Industry partners include Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Salesforce.

Join by completing the online application.

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