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AAPD 2019 Summer Internship Program applications need to be submitted by November 5th

Group photo of 2018 AAPD Summer Interns

Above is a group photo of the 2018 AAPD Summer Interns.

AAPD 2019 Summer Internship Program applications
need to be submitted by November 5th

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is conducting a Summer Internship Program and applications are being accepted until November 5th. 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 summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. 

At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a one-week orientation session to learn about AAPD and the disability rights movement, 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, briefings, and more.

To learn more about the AAPD Summer Internship Program and how to apply, visit the program’s website.

The AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 56 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.