The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.
For college juniors or seniors, graduate students and law students, completing an internship at the Capitol offers an opportunity to see firsthand the inner workings of state government and at the same time to professionally develop.