Disabled Tapped as Federal Interns
A new summer internship program has been launched in Washington D.C. with the goal of helping disabled residents find jobs. The 18 interns who are in the program are all clients of the Department of Human Services (DHS), an agency that regularly recommends disabled residents for jobs. Lloyd H. Buckner, chief of marketing and business services at DHS, said the internship program will give managers and workers a chance to try each other out and expects that most of the interns will be hired in less than a month. The program has been brought on by a July 2000 executive order that pledged to increase the number of disabled people employed in the federal government.
See Maha Al-Azar, The Washington Post, July 29, 2003