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AAPD Announces Its 2013 Interns

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest cross-disability organization in the country, is pleased to announce the 2013 AAPD summer internship program has begun.  For ten weeks, students and recent graduates with disabilities from across the country will contribute their skills and talents to employers across Washington, DC.

The 2013 summer internship program coordinates internships on Capitol Hill and is possible thanks to the generous contributions of Walmart and Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.  We have placed the interns in executive branch agencies, non-profits, and the private sector.  Alumni of our program have gone on have successful careers in the fields of their choice.

The AAPD summer internship program gives the participating interns real-world work experience and helps them establish professional networks that will benefit them far into the future.  Over the summer, the interns demonstrate to public and private employers that employees with disabilities are solid prospects as members of the workforce.

The 2013 AAPD summer interns are listed below and a short list of their bios can be found here.



Edmund Asiedu

National Disability Rights Network

Jasmin Bailey

US Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy

Lydia Brown

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Megan Buckles

US Department of Agriculture – Congressional and Public Affairs Division

Jennifer Choi

US Department of Agriculture – Office of Public Health Science in Food Safety and Inspection Service

Nathan Cunningham

The HSC Foundation

Kristin Duquette

Office of Senator Chris Murphy

Micah Fialka-Feldman

The Administration for Community Living

Brianna Gross

First Focus

Eric Harris

American Institutes for Research

Mary Karin Hitselberger

Office of Personnel Management

Andrew Kletzien

JBS International

Ross Kloeber

Office of Representative Jim Sensenbrenner

Grace Kurlychek

United Cerebral Palsy

Emily Ladau

Association of University Centers on Disabilities


Jennifer Lee

Easter Seals

Kelli Lee

US Department of Agriculture – Organization Assurance Branch

Megan Marshall

Office of Representative Tammy Duckworth

Rosemary McDonnell-Horita

Japanese American Citizens League

Angel Miles

US Agency for International Development

D’Acree Neal

US Business Leadership Network

Laura Nunez


Meredith Raymond

National Council on Independent Living

Maddy Ruvolo

Office of Representative Alan Grayson

Lilith Siegel

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Rose Sloan

National Disability Rights Network

Alexander Thompson

National Council on Aging

Alexander Van Hook

Office of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Zachary Woolley

US Department of Education – Special Education and Rehabilitation Services

The 2013 interns were selected on the basis of a written application and competitive interview process. 

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