INTERNSHIPS

ORGANIZATIONS

 
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Entry Point is the signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability.  Entry Point identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.


 
 
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AAPD’s Summer Internship Program provides a paid opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience to help advance your career goals.

If you are interested in living in the Washington, DC area during the summer and you’re a college student, graduate student, or recent graduate (within one year), AAPD’s Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience to help advance your career goals. Interns will receive a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, fully-accessible housing, mentor matching, and additional resources during the summer. Candidates interested in the professional arena of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and veterans with disabilities are highly encouraged
to apply.


 
 
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The ABA Specialty Groups offers internship opportunities and more to help students learn the skills they need to excel in the legal profession.

The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.


 
 
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ASAN has been working in collaboration with organizations and companies to recruit qualified applicants for paid internships.

 

ASAN has been working with Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, to recruit qualified applicants for paid internships. More broadly, ASAN is working with corporations and agencies to ensure the inclusion of Autistic adults in diversity hiring programs. Several large American corporations have expressed interest in hiring Autistic people to create a more diverse atmosphere at their workplaces; in addition, the federal government has an ongoing initiative to hire more workers with disabilities, including Autistic workers.


 
 
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BroadFutures Internship Program is a holistic training, mentoring, and paid internship program for young adults with learning disabilities. 

APPLY NOW for our holistic training, mentoring, and paid internship programs.

We can help you successfully transition to your promising future! We will provide you with individualized and holistic training, mentoring, and access to paid internships. Take the first step to broadening your future!!


 
 
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CAPAL has two summer programs that places students in paid internships within the federal government in Washington, DC.

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at-large. CAPAL's Federal Internship Program will place students in internships within the federal government in Washington, DC. Opportunities in regional offices, including California, Wisconsin, and Texas, may be possible. 


 
 
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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns learn the inner workings of Congress, explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives. 

The Leadership Institute for Public Service prepares the next generation to take its place in community service and policy development arenas. The Leadership Institute’s primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in community-based programs and public service careers. The Leadership Institute offers numerous educational and leadership development programs for individuals ranging from junior high school students through young adults (generally ages 40 and under). Participants are provided with opportunities to learn the inner workings of Congress, explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives and see close up leadership at its very best by working with and learning from Congressional Black Caucus members.


 
 
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This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and serves as a catalyst for students looking to launch and enhance their public interest careers.

The Master of Science in Public Policy and Management-DC (MSPPM-DC) program is a two year program. During the first year of the program, students will be located at the main campus in Pittsburgh, PA, building a solid foundation in public policy, management, information technology, and analytical thinking – skills that have long been a hallmark of the MSPPM degree. The second year of the program will take place in Washington, DC where students work four days per week in full-time apprenticeships, take classes two nights per week, and spend Fridays in workshops and classes. This integration of skill building with hands-on application, real-world experience and networking creates a unique graduate school experience.


 
 
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DCPS CEO Program teaches students with disabilities tenacity, poise and initiative to position them for paid internships in their fields of interest. 

DC Public Schools Program Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program is a mentorship/internship program for high school students with disabilities. Every student in the CEO Program is paired with a mentor who works in a career field of interest to that student. Every student who successfully completes the professional development and mentoring series is then eligible for an 80-hour summertime internship at their mentor’s place of employment. Students are paid for hours spent in professional developments, mentoring sessions, and their 80-hour summertime internships.


 
 
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CHCI Interns learn firsthand about how the legislative system works, spending four days each week (Monday–Thursday) working on Capitol Hill. 

The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.

During CHCI’s paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office or federal agency, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.


 
 
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Discovery Communications provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the world’s #1 pay-TV provider.

Through the Discovery INternship Program, INterns have the unique opportunity to learn about the entertainment and media industry from the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer through a paid, 12 week internship. We hire curious, creative, passionate individuals across many of our offices in the United States.

Discovery INterns will be presented with exclusive hands-on learning experiences, mentorship, executive speakers and networking sessions. INterns will also have the opportunity to learn about Discovery’s mission, values, culture and commitment to quality programming, products and services. 


 
 
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Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority Foundation office and perform a wide variety of responsibilities. 

The Feminist Majority Foundation offers internships throughout the year in our Washington, DC office. Interns are an essential part of the Feminist Majority Foundation office and perform a wide variety of responsibilities, including monitoring press conferences, research, web and social media outreach and writing, event and community organizing, public policy analysis, organizational networking, media relations, and monitoring Congressional hearings. Each intern works closely with a staff member in order to learn directly from hands on experience and to contribute to substantive projects. All who are interested are encouraged to apply.


 
 
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 The Heritage Foundation encourages recent college graduates, master's students, international students and law students to apply for their public policy internship program.

The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with nearly 700,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Our mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong
national defense.


 
 
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EEI seeks to serve youth with disabilities interested in pursuing careers in the arts, arts administration, and arts education.

The Experiential Education Initiative (EEI) Internship is an innovative program designed to offer meaningful instruction and cultural arts experiences to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The EEI Internship Program provides hands-on Internships and opportunities to explore today’s complex performing arts environment to six motivated individuals each year.


 
 
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The Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jumpstart their career path and gain a
competitive edge. 

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities, funded by The UPS Foundation and coordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, is a highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.


 
 
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NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. 

NASA Internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion. During the internship participants engage in scientific or engineering research, development, and operations activities. In addition, there are non-technical internship opportunities to engage in professional activities which support NASA business and administrative processes. Through these internships, participants leverage NASA’s unique mission activities and mentorship to enhance and increase their professional capabilities and clarify their long-term career goals.


 
 
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The Public Service Fellows internship program is an opportunity for students as well as recent graduates to contribute to the Partnership’s mission while developing valuable
professional skills.

The Public Service Fellows program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates to contribute to the Partnership’s mission while developing valuable professional skills. Fellows work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment; their responsibilities vary across the Partnership’s internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities.


 
 
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The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. 

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts 2 internship positions at our headquarters in Washington, DC. The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities. This program will provide real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization. 


 
 
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This program provides paid internship opportunities at the Smithsonian for people
with disabilities.

Access to Opportunities provides paid internship opportunities annually at the Smithsonian for people with disabilities.  Applicants who are in college or graduate school, or who have graduated within the last 6 months are invited to apply.  Interns will be based in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and must have United States citizenship.


 
 
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AmeriCorps Public Allies places you with a local nonprofit organization and participate in a full-time, paid apprenticeship.

You have a passion to make a difference. You have unique skills, experiences, and a sincere commitment to helping people while improving your community. Above all, you have
a desire to lead.

Public Allies is here for you. Our 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps apprenticeship program can help get you on a pathway to further your education and career, while giving you skills to expand your influence and leadership skills.


 
 
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The RespectAbility Fellowship is a full-time professional internship targeted toward individuals with an interest in public policy, communications, journalism, government and politics. The Fellowship provides professional skill building through training courses, on-the-job experience, and a renowned speaker series. Graduates of our fellowship program are placed in leadership positions in government and industry or pursue graduate degrees at top universities.

The Fellowship is ideal for individuals who want to gain professional skills and contacts while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We are looking for thoughtful and results-driven individuals who want to achieve breakthrough results while getting hands-on experience. The fellowship is for college and graduate students, as well as for people transitioning into the workforce for the first time, or back into the workforce after a break. Our fellows work with governors, interview presidential candidates, and attended high profile networking events all while promoting RespectAbility’s mission to (1) Reshape the attitudes of American society so that people with disabilities can more fully participate in and contribute to society, and (2) Empower people with disabilities to achieve as much of the American dream as their abilities and efforts permit.

Email RandyD@RespectAbilityUSA.org for more information.


 
 
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These internships provide a unique opportunity to make a valuable contribution on issues in social insurance.

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance, is uniquely qualified to provide students with challenging internship opportunities. These are nationally-competitive internships with a select number of placements made each year.

These internships provide a unique opportunity to gain insight into the operations of a small non-profit organization and to make a valuable contribution to the Academy’s efforts to stimulate fresh thinking on issues in social insurance. 


 
 
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USA Jobs provides paid internships and job opportunities for recent graduates and advanced degree candidates.

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in
your academics.


 
 
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USICD’s internship program is a nine weeks summer program to expose interns to the international development field.

The U.S. International Council on Disability coordinates the Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program.  The program brings graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for a nine week summer program to expose interns to the international development field. During the first week in DC, participants are brought together for a one-week training and orientation program. Then each intern is placed at a different major international development organization in the DC area for eight weeks to learn more about foreign assistance and international development. Throughout the program, interns will be able to participate in trainings and workshops on career development topics, in addition to attending meetings at the State Department or other agencies. USICD will cover travel expenses between DC and U.S. locations, and will provide fully-accessible dormitory housing in DC and a frugal stipend.


 
 
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The White House Internship Program gives young leaders from all across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector.

The White House Internship Program provides an unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around
the nation.


 
 
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WINS participants gain knowledge, skills, academic credit, and practical work experience through this comprehensive and intensive program. 

The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and
sponsoring organizations.


 
 
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Do you need highly qualified candidates for jobs at your agency? The Workforce Recruitment Program can help!

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.