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 Make-It-Work logoMake-It-Work Program

Fairfax County's 2012 Make-It-Work Program has been made possible by generous funding through the 2011 CPSHR/IPMA-HR Innovation Grant.
The Make-It-Work Program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government (Department of Human Resources Employment Division) and Fairfax County Public Schools. The goal of the program is to provide paid job experiences to high school students with disabilities, thereby increasing their competitiveness in the job market.

"This program is about people."  —Fairfax County Police Department

"We are very pleased with our Make-It-Work intern. She has hit the ground running — very polite, courteous, helpful. She is a welcome addition to our staff. She is a great worker." —Alcohol Safety and Action Program

"It gave me experience for my resume and gave me a lot of responsibility. It was a great experience." —2012 student intern

Presentations (2012 IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo, September 8-12, Nashville, TN)

Introductory Presentation:

2012 Make-It-Work Program: At-A-Glance

Main Presentation:

2012 Make-It-Work Program


Press Coverage/Publicity

FCPS Press Release: "FCPS, Fairfax County Government Joint Project Results in Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities."  May 25, 2012

Newsletter:  "The Make-It-Work Program."  August 2012

Media Kit:  "The Make-It-Work Program."

Video: Red Apple Channel 21 (Fairfax County, Virginia): " The Make-It-Work Program." 

Forms and Documents

Meeting Agendas
Orientation Meeting
Kick-Off Meeting

Job Placement
Intern Request and Job Description (2013)
Job Description  
Interview Questions
Onboarding Process
Offer Letter
Offer Letter Attachments
Emergency Contact Form
Name Tag for Badge Holder
Evaluation Forms
Introductory Survey—County Participants
Student Evaluations—for Grading Purposes
Program Evaluation—Student Intern
Program Evaluation—Supervisor
Recognition Ceremony
Talking Points

Additional Information

For additional information about Fairfax County's Make-It-Work Program, please contact Sherry Rowe at or 703-324-3864.

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