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AAPD Announces 2014 Intern Class

by | Jun 2, 2014 | Press Release

Washington, DC (June 2, 2014) – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the start of the 2014 AAPD Summer Internship Program. This year, AAPD conducted a targeted recruitment for applicants from the academic fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in order to create a diverse group of program particiants. Program participants include students with backgrounds and interest in engineering, IT, pre-med as well as ardent disability rights activists.

The 2014 summer internship program is possible due to the generous contributions of AT&T, CSC, and the May and Stanley Charitable Trust. For ten weeks, these interns will contribute their skills and talents to five congressional offices, two leading disability rights non-profits, a non-profit focused on behavioral and social science, an executive branch agency, and a woman owned business focused on management and IT services. Alumni of the program have found successful careers in a variety of fields, including the public sector and legal fields. 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.

The 2014 class of AAPD summer interns are listed below:

 Intern  Placement
Clement Coulston  The Office of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner
Annika Grassl  United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
 Kara Gulvas  The Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
 Jonathon Jones  American Institutes for Research
 Kenny Kalman  The Office of Congressman Ron Barber
 Bertram Nicholls  Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
 Taylor Owens  The United States Access Board
 Michael Springer  National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
 Alexandra Vesey  JBS International
 Angela West  United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The 2014 interns were selected on the basis of a written application and competitive interview process.

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