Paid DC internships for students and recent grads with disabilities — apply now!

internshipThe United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is accepting applications for paid internships in Washington, DC this summer.

USICD launched its first internship program in 2013 for youth with disabilities who are interested in international development or foreign affairs careers. The program is supported by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, and graduate students, recent graduates and undergraduates in their junior or senior year who have disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Participants go through a one week training course and then work with a major international development agency for eight weeks to learn more about foreign aid and development. Interns also participate in trainings and workshops on career development topics, in addition to attending meetings at the State Department and other agencies during their time in DC.

Interns will receive a limited stipend, reimbursement for travel expenses, and fully-accessible housing. The USICD web site says they anticipate that the summer 2017 interns will need to be in DC from May 28 to July 29, 2017, though these dates may be subject to change.

Applications for the summer 2017 program are due by January 10, 2017, and you can download an application here. For more details about the program, the USICD recommends you consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” section on its web site.


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  1. Beth Finke Says:

    Hmmm. Not sure they have internships in D.C. for people who like to bake or want to become a chef, but if you have a disability, why not apply for one and see what happens?

  2. Beth Finke Says:

    Hmmm. If you have a disability, maybe you could consider applying for a D.C. internship…

  3. Jody Says:

    Trying find a job get of at home tx

  4. Kyreese Says:

    I want to be chef/baker when I grow up and get a job because that is what I want to do, it is my talent that I want to be good at. And I’m looking forward to having a bright future.

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