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Partner with Entry Point!

Entry Point! invites partnerships with industry, university research programs, and government agencies in a mutual effort to place students with disabilities in 10-week, paid internships in opportunities geared toward their skills and interests.  

What does Entry Point! offer its partners?

  • A team of experienced talent recruiters and advisers.
  • University and college candidates from throughout the country who are diverse in gender, race, and ethnicity.
  • Candidates who are unique problem solvers.
  • Candidates who meet your GPA requirements and skill needs.
  • Global recognition for your company and its commitment to hiring scientists and engineers with disabilities.

What sets Entry Point! apart?

  • A focus on matching talent to partners’ criteria.
  • Student referrals are based on academic skills, communication styles, and interests.
  • Ongoing relationships with students that continue beyond their studies and well into their careers.
  • AAAS’s strong, positive reputation in the scientific and engineering communities.
  • Ongoing relationships with school staff and faculty.

What does Entry Point! ask of its partners?

  • Competitive, challenging, paid internship experiences.
  • Intern mentoring (skill-based, not disability-based).
  • Site coordinators to work with the Entry Point! team.
  • Accommodations for a disability, as required.

A thorough screening ensures that candidate referrals are tailored to a partner's needs. AAAS provides materials, including cover letters, resumes, and transcripts for each prospective intern, and in cooperation with partner, will help candidates navigate your application and interview processes.  Conversations with the students about disclosure, relocation, and accommodations ensure the interns arrive fully prepared to work in a summer opportunity. This process results in identifying competent interns ready to contribute and succeed.

Current Partners

  • Amgen
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mayo Clinic College
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois - Physics REU

Questions?

For any questions or interest in partnering, please contact Laureen Summers at EntryPoint@aaas.org.