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Day 23 - Foster Inclusive Internship Programs

Day 23 - Foster Inclusive Internship Programs

During NDEAM, and all year round, employers should ensure their internship opportunities are open to all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities. For help in this area, check out ODEP's Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers [PDF]. The free publication discusses the value of internships and effective practices for recruiting and retaining interns with disabilities.

About National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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