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Announcing the Summer Internship Cohort of 2024

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Blog, Summer Internship

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the Summer Internship Program Cohort of 2024.

Over 20 years ago, AAPD launched the Summer Internship Program to develop the next generation of leaders with disabilities. AAPD has placed college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations within the Washington, DC area. The AAPD Summer Internship Program advances participants’ career opportunities, deepens their leadership skills, and meaningfully connects them to the broader disability community.

The 2024 Summer Internship Class is:

  • Katie Sullivan | Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Leland J. Pan | Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Jakeel Darius Abdullah | United States International Council on Disabilities
  • Cristina | The Aspen Institute
  • Chloe Marbell Davidson | National Center for College Students with Disabilities
  • Emmett Lockwood | LINK Houston
  • Aaliyah Booker | Open Style Lab
  • Maria G. Sandoval Medina | Unlock Access, LLC
  • Alyssa Christopher| Project LETS
  • Mira Gaitanis | The Harkin Institute
  • Ozioma Collins Oguine | Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Seth E Canada | Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
  • Emily Gonzalez | National Disability Rights Network
  • Ann Johnston | U.S. Department of Energy
  • Vanessa L. Sanders | Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
  • Zofia Trexler | Center for Racial and Disability Justice

You can read the Summer 2024 Interns’ full bios on the AAPD Summer Internship page.

The 2024 AAPD Summer Internship Program would not be possible without the generous support of our partners. Thank you to Aid Association for the Blind, District of Columbia, Arconic Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation, Microsoft, and United Airlines for supporting our Summer Internship Program.


The 2024 AAPD Summer Interns and AAPD Programs Staff, a multiracial group of young people in their 20s stand in front of a metallic office building. They are wearing business casual clothing. Some of them are using a variety of mobility aids, including canes, crutches, and wheelchairs.

The 2024 AAPD Summer Interns