the advocacy monitor

Independent Living News & Policy from the National Council on Independent Living

Applications Open: AAPD 2018 Summer Internship Program

Deadline to Apply: November 6, 2017

Seventeen diverse young people with various disabilities pose for a photo togetherSince 2002, the AAPD Summer Internship Program has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. Each summer, AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.

At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a 1-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, meet the other interns, and participate in a variety of engaging workshops and events. As part of the AAPD network, interns also receive opportunities to attend events on Capitol Hill, conferences, community events, briefings, and more. 

Apply Today!

Previous AAPD Summer Internship Placements include:

  • Administration for Community Living
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • JBS International
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Disability Rights Network
  • National Education Association
  • Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY)
  • Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
  • The Arc
  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Department of Labor
  • US Office of Personnel Management
  • Walmart

Applications for the 2018 AAPD Summer Internship Program are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 6, 2017.

Speak Your Mind

*