I could not be more proud to take part in the AAPD Summer Internship Program; my staff and I are all more enriched because of it.”
Internships are invaluable professional development tools and can open doors that education alone cannot. In the best programs, interns receive hands-on work experience and mentoring, which prepare them to succeed in the workforce. In Washington, DC, internships have become a standard part of any resume, introducing motivated students and recent graduates to professional networks upon which they build their careers.
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.
To find out about other internship opportunities in the DC area, please click here.
AAPD’s Summer Internship Program
The AAPD Summer Internships Program was created in 2002 through a partnership between AAPD and MEAF to give students with disabilities access to the Washington, DC summer internship experience.
This internship program is generously sponsored by Walmart, the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), and the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
AAPD’s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.
Thank you for applying to for AAPD’s 2013 Summer Internship Program. The application deadline has now passed and finalists will be notified by mid February.
Internships at AAPD’s Washington, DC Office
AAPD offers internships to qualified students and recent graduates during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. To view and apply for current openings, visit our Jobs at AAPD page.
AAPD has partnered with The HSC Foundation to create the Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF). This partnership funds a full-time fellow to work on the organizations’ youth transition and collaboration work. The fellow facilitates collaboration among internship programs based in the greater Washington, DC area, including the Greater Washington Internship Coalition.
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