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Workforce Recruitment Program

UMaine Disability Support Services will be participating in the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for the third year during 2012 -2013. WRP is a recruitment and referral program sponsored by the Department of Labor and the Department of Defense and is designed to connect federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

During the 2011-2012 academic year 5 of the 7 UMaine students who participated were offered paid summer internships through WRP!

Student Quote: I am absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to work at SUPSHIP! Had I known about this job, it would have been my dream job! The Workforce Recruitment Program gives students exposure to agencies they have no way of knowing exist, and gives agencies the opportunity to hire qualified candidates for internships and positions with a greatly decreased time/cost hiring process, and despite the hiring freezes currently in effect.”

To be eligible for the WRP, candidates must be current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability, or have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December. For the 2013 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2012. A candidate who graduated in October, 2011 or later would still be eligible to participate.

Interested in Participating?

WRP Student flyer 2012-2013 (Word)

WRP Student flyer 2012-2013 (PDF)

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this program please contact Sara Henry at 207.581.2319 or send her an email at



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Disability Support Services
121 East Annex, Orono, ME 04469-5725
Phone: 207.581.2319 | Fax: 207.581.9420E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469