Youth Employment Services

Student interns with disabilities

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ Youth Employment Program is aimed at proactively combating the high unemployment rate of working-age individuals with disabilities.

Together with public and private sector partners, MOPD gives students with disabilities the tools they need to gain future employment through  career exploration opportunities and internships.

Our year-long programs include:

  • Disability Mentoring Day
  • Job Shadow Day
  • Student Transition Fair
  • Internships




Employers, Volunteers and Presenters Support MOPD's Youth Employment Programs


If you are an employer or business looking to give students with disabilities work experience through job shadowing and/or internships, please contact us at:

312.746.7127 (Voice)

312.746.4964 (TTY)

or email:

312.744.3314 (Fax)