Editor’s Note: Spectrum Works partners with Green Distribution, one of the 2015 Ruderman Best in Business Award winners, featured here.

Spectrum Works is a unique nonprofit that provides job training and employment to individuals with autism by building inclusive workforces at partner companies. Interns gain experience through a multi-staged job training program which teaches the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Job coaches will assist interns in developing the necessary competencies needed to maintain gainful employment.

The Post High School internship program offers opportunities to increase employability, learn the skills needed to work in the distribution industry, and to potentially be employed by the partner company after successful completion of the internship program.​

Post-High School Interns who navigate the program successfully and demonstrate sufficient levels of productivity and autonomy could potentially become employed by the partner company in a permanent position.

Spectrum Works, a job training and employment program for individuals with autism, is currently looking for motivated people that have graduated from high school to join our internship program. The position is at our partner company, which has a workplace culture of innovation and quality service in women’s apparel. Trainees work alongside partner company employees in the distribution and sorting areas using technology such as ring scanners and personal tablets to complete their tasks and track their work.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the logistics and distribution process for garments

  • Tasks may include: hanging, unfolding, sorting, scanning, etc.​

  • Perform all tasks accurately and efficiently

  • Ability to work independently (after completion of the internship)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant has a diagnosis of Autism/Aspergers

  • Applicant is DVRS eligible

  • Job requires the ability to stand

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • High school diploma

  • No longer attending High School (if you are still attending high school, please contact us regarding our High School Job Training program)

CONTACT

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to info@spectrumworks.org to be considered for the internship. Please write ENTRY-LEVEL INTERNSHIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM in the subject line.