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.