These D.C. internships for students with disabilities even pay for housing

U.S. Capitol buildingIf I were in college right now, or had just finished college, or was attending law school or grad school, I’d stop everything I was doing and immediately apply for a spot in the 2016 AAPD Washington DC Summer Internship Program for Students with Disabilities. AAPD stands for the American Association of People with Disabilities, and their summer internship program provides college students, law students, new graduates and other graduate and professional students with all sorts of disabilities the opportunity to work in public service for 10 weeks on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them in their career goals, and as if that isn’t enough, the internship also provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. From the AAPD web site:

At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in a 1-week orientation session to learn about AAPD as well as 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, happy hours, and more.

Ah, to be young again. Sigh. So while I may not be able to apply, if you qualify, I sure hope you take advantage of this. The application is available online and is due on January 15, 2016 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
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