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AAPD Announces our 2016 Summer Internship Program Class

by | May 26, 2016 | Press Release

May 26, 2016 | Zach Baldwin, Director of Outreach

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the start of the 2016 Summer Internship Program for students with disabilities.

Since 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 paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is also matched with a mentor who assists them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a 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 as well as to 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, and more.

The 2016 Internship Class includes:

Intern Placement
Ahilan Amirthanayagam Federal Communications Commission
Caitlin Chasar Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Jillian Gruetzner Department of Homeland Security
Frances Isbell Administration for Community Living
Catherine Jacobson Senator Amy Klobuchar
Isabella Kres-Nash Senator Patty Murray
Jessica McHale USAID
Jovan Ruvalcaba Senator Charles Schumer


Learn more about the 2016 Summer Interns here!

The 2016 AAPD Summer Internship Program is made possible thanks to support from the AT&T Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, The HSC Foundation, and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.



The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. To learn more, visit the AAPD Web site: www.aapd.com.