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You should also consider reading a great new guide about internships:
Internships: The On-Ramp to Employment, A Guide for Students with Disabilities to Getting and Making the Most of an Internship
Internships with Deadlines
The FLETC College Intern program provides a unique opportunity for college students majoring in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a related field of study from across the country, to participate in a Federal Law Enforcement training environment. Each year, three intern sessions lasting 12 weeks, are conducted at the FLETC, exposing selected interns to world-class training, broadening their horizons and helping to develop a foundation for a career in federal law enforcement. Interns, after being selected to participate in the highly selective program, are assigned to a mentor from one of the FLETC’s training divisions or partner organizations. During their stay at FLETC, college interns spend approximately 50% of their time completing worthwhile work to advance the mission of FLETC and the remaining 50%, attending basic and advanced training courses. The FLETC College Intern Program stresses flexibility and creativity by encouraging interns to experience everything FLETC has to offer to further their education and career goals, while making professional contacts. Deadlines: Winter/Spring - September 30, 2011, Summer - February 3, 2012, Fall - May 4, 2012
The Office of Fellowships offers a number of opportunities to increase participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Stipend awards are available for interns through the Minority Student Awards Program to participate in supervised ongoing research, or museum-related activities for periods of ten weeks. Minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. These internships include a $500 weekly stipend. Deadlines: Summer or Fall - February 1, 2012, Spring - October 1, 2012
The Midwest Alliance strives to increase the involvement and level of success of students with disabilities completing postsecondary degrees, and entering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and programs. We provide a wide range of learning, enrichment, and funding resources and benefits for postsecondary students and alumni, who participate in our programs. There are three main ways in which we help students and alumni with disabilities pursue their academic and career goals:
One-on-One Mentoring Placements
Internship Searches and Placement Support
Enrichment Camps, Special Events, and STEM Exploration
Deadlines: Spring - October 15, 2012, Summer - February 15, 2012, Fall - June 15, 2012
PPIA is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students' quantitative, analytic and communication skills. There are JSI programs at UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Princeton University. As a PPIA JSI Fellow you are entitled to the following benefits: Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute; Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses; Minimum of $1,000 stipend; University housing with a meal plan; Books and related course materials; and GRE prep. Deadline: November 1, 2011
How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a greatly coveted inside look into Foreign Service, the positions and the responsibilities that are possible. Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you're going to do with your life. You'll gain valuable work experience that you'll be able to apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or in the private sector. Most of all, you feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation. Deadline: Fall - March 1, 2012, Spring - July 1, 2012, Summer - November 1, 2012
The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid Congressional work placement on Capitol Hill for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process. Promising Latino undergraduates from across the country are selected for this leadership training program. Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. This comprehensive three-prong approach provides extraordinary learning and networking opportunities for students. Deadlines: Spring - November 4, 2011, Summer - February 3, 2012, Fall - April 27, 2012
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is the nation’s premiere summer internship program for talented students of color leading to full-time job offers. Since its inception, SEO’s Career Program has placed over 5,000 Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American students in internships that lead to opportunities in exciting and rewarding careers in the most competitive industries worldwide. Our program is featured in Princeton Review’s 109 Best Internships in America, and is a gateway to the most coveted and highest paying careers. More than 80% of SEO interns receive job offers from partner firms after their internships. SEO grooms its interns to excel in the workplace and become leaders in their communities who will give back and forge a path to success for the next generation. As a direct result of the Career Program and the high performance of its interns, SEO has significantly increased the number of people of color employed on Wall Street and by major corporations nationwide. Deadlines: November 1, 2011 or December 15, 2011, depending on program
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, is now accepting applications for next year’s Disability Rights fellowship. The Fellowship offers a recent law-school graduate or judicial clerk with a disability the opportunity to participate in all phases of disability rights litigation at our firm in Baltimore, Maryland. The Fellowship is available to recent law school graduates (0-3 years out) with a disability. The term of the Fellowship is one year. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the salaries and benefits paid and provided to non-Fellowship BG&L attorneys of equivalent experience. The Fellow should be a member of a state bar or planning to sit for a state bar. Deadline: November 15, 2011
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is working to help students with disabilities develop leadership skills and gain valuable work experience in public service. The Washington Center compliments students' professional experience with solid academic training for credit from highly qualified instructors. In addition, students will be exposed to community, national and international leaders through workshops, seminars, lectures, embassy visits and networking events held throughout the course of each semester. Interns are offered a fully inclusive program, including accessible housing. Deadlines: Spring - November 15, 2011, Summer - March 16, 2012, Fall - June 15, 2012
Since 1992, HNIP has placed nearly 7,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. Participating agencies and corporations hope to increase diversity in their workforce by providing these internships to high-achieving Hispanic students. This creates a pipeline of future employees who have had positive, meaningful work experience. The HACU National Internship Program recruits college students for paid summer and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a myriad of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. Deadlines: Spring - November 18, 2011, Summer - March 30, 2012, Fall - June 15, 2012
Looking for an internship in public radio? Chicago Public Media offers internships in various areas, from on-air production to non-profit management. Be an intern on our flagship news magazine program Eight Forty-Eight, learn the art of fundraising by interning with our development department, or work with internet audio technology as a web team intern. Deadlines: Fall - August 26, 2011, Winter/Spring - November 18, 2011, Summer - March 23, 2012
A program to complement graduate studies in healthcare or association management, the American College of Healthcare Executives Minority Internship was established in 1991 to attract minority students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management and to further their postgraduate education. The three-month internship program will provide an opportunity for the intern to rotate through all major ACHE divisions, including Communications and Marketing, Education, Executive Office, Finance and Administration, Health Administration Press, Management Information Systems, Membership, Regional Services, and Research. The internship program’s content will be developed around the intern’s special interests as well as in response to organizational needs. Deadline: December 1, 2011
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. Interns are introduced to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The student must be able to intern for 10-15. Fall and Spring internships will be part-time, while Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student. A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded. Deadlines: Spring - December 14, 2012, Summer - March 29, 2013, Fall - July 12, 2012
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will compliment your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Deadline: December 31, 2011
Google's Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Diversity Internship Program is designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field. Google invites you to come join us for a unique summer experience, including an 11 week paid internship and professional development workshops. Deadline: January 6, 2012
AAPD's Summer Internship Program offers college students, law students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities the opportunity to work in public service for ten weeks on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, nonprofits and for-profit businesses. This ten week experience gives interns the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in the workforce. Interns receive a living stipend, expenses covered for travel to and from DC, and fully-accessible housing. Deadline: January 6, 2012
The White House Internship Program provides a 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. Deadline: Spring - September 24, 2012, Summer - January 27, 2013, Fall - April 1, 2012
SR-EIP offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors. Students are required to present a written report and/or abstract at the end of their summer research activity and complete a program evaluation. All participants are expected to make oral or poster presentations of their research at the Leadership Alliance’s annual, national symposium. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel and housing. Deadline: February 1, 2012
NASA is looking to increase the number of blind and disabled students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) internships. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be accepted as freshmen at an accredited college or university at the time of the internship. NASA has internships for freshmen through doctoral students in STEM fields and must be 18 or older. Deadline: February 1, 2011
GSRP is an Agency-wide fellowship program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve month award strongly encourages a research experience at the NASA center extending the GSRP Fellowship. The goal of NASA’s GSRP is to cultivate additional research ties to the academic community, to help meet the continuing needs of the Nation’s aeronautics and space workforce requirements by increasing the number of highly trained scientists and engineers in aeronautics and space-related disciplines. Research opportunities described on the GSRP Web site are assessed and updated annually to complement the mission requirements of NASA. Underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) are encouraged to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2012
This program, launched and funded by the international consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, is administered by the National Business & Disability Council and provides internships for college students with disabilities. These internships are located in several geographic locations and with a wide range of companies. Deadline: February 3, 2012
The goal of the this program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue academic careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduate students for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. The major activity of the SROP is an in-depth research experience with students working one-on-one with faculty mentors. SROP students are required to write a paper and an abstract describing their projects and to present the results of their work at a campus symposium. Each student receives a stipend of at least $2,500 for the summer, plus up to $1,100 toward room and board and travel to and from the host institution. Deadline: February 10, 2012
In the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program, college students do independent research projects with faculty mentors for ten weeks in one of six research areas: Bioenergy, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology & Biostatistics, Ecology, Plants and Environmental Systems, Neurobiology, or Virology. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years of college who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and strong interest in a career in biological research. Students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander, who are from low-income homes, who are the first in their family to attend college, or who attend small liberal arts institutions without broad research facilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2012
American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) focuses its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program on research in the rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology fields. Rehabilitation engineering employs a systematic approach to the design, modification, customization and/or fabrication of assistive technology for persons with disabilities. This program provides exemplary mentoring and a resourceful environment that enables undergraduate students to 1) transition from dependent to independent thinkers, 2) develop a sense of excitement about entering an engineering or technical field and 3) be well prepared for their future careers. Deadline: February 15, 2012
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowships
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) offers two fellowships programs: the Public Policy Fellowship Program and the Graduate and Young Professional Fellowship Program. The Public Policy Fellowship is a nine month program offering Latinos the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. The range of placements includes: congressional offices, federal agencies, Washington-based media, corporate federal affairs offices, national advocacy organizations, and government-related institutions. Participants have the option of changing placements mid-way through the program. The Graduate and Young Professional Fellowship is a nine month program offers substantive work placement at a Legislative Subcommittee Office, Federal Agency, National Non-Profit Advocacy Organization, or Corporate Office. Both fellowships include complete round-trip transportation expenses, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Deadline: February 17, 2012
This 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship program is designed to expose diverse college and university students to the many career opportunities within the motorsports industry. In addition to NASCAR, this program involves several NASCAR sponsors and licensees, NASCAR teams and tracks, and other motorsports-related companies. Over 170 interns from across the country have participated in this program, some of whom later accepted full-time positions in the industry. Deadline: February 20, 2012
With this paid summer internship, you can spend your summer working with real people, real businesses, and real money. You can meet entrepreneurs, review loans, and see how microenterprise works in the U.S. It begins with a classroom introduction to US microfinance and a social gathering with its leaders. Then, there are 8 weeks learning about how microfinance can transform business owners and communities by reviewing loan applications, opening savings accounts, and coaching clients. All of your travel expenses are paid and you'll receive a $2,500 stipend. Deadline: February 28, 2012
The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is establishing the Eileen Sweeney Graduate Internship in honor and memory of Eileen. Graduate students aspiring to a career in social policy with a focus on disability are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship. A student will be awarded the internship based on nationwide recruitment and a competitive selection process. The internship provides an honorarium of $3,500. Deadline: March 1, 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. Experience what it's like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community. The Internship takes place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. The program is a paid, 10-week experience under the guidance of the weekly magazine's award-winning staff of professional science writers and editors. Deadline: March 1, 2012
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University is now accepting applications for the Summer Law and Policy Internship in Washington, DC. This internship offers select law students the unique opportunity to work on legal projects dedicated to research, writing, analysis, and policy development in the area of Disability Civil Rights. The internship includes a $5,000 stipend. Deadline: March 7, 2012
Access to Opportunities is the paid internship program of the Smithsonian for people with disabilities. It provides four paid internship opportunities annually to applicants who are in college or graduate school, or who have graduated within the last 6 months are invited to apply. While applicant pools and recruitment efforts will be based in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, interns can be from anywhere in the U.S. and must have United States citizenship. Deadline: March 15th, 2011
Entry Point! offers outstanding paid, 10-week internships and semester co-ops in major companies throughout the United States including NASA, IBM and Merck. Qualifying students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students; be a Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, or Computer Science major. At these summer internships for college students with disabilities, you will benefit from a mentor and receive competitive pay. Deadline: There is no strict deadline, but most applications will be expected by March 15, 2012
This program helps college students make long-term connections that will lead to employment after graduation. It includes participation in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City, access to Lime Connect's partner companies via networking events, mentorship programs and career workshops, continued support and coaching through the recruitment process via a year-long post-symposium leadership development program, networking with other Lime Connect Fellows and Alums from around the country, and a $1,000 "Lime Fellows Award" You must be a college sophomore in order to apply. Deadline: March 18, 2012
The Canwest Internships for Students with Disabilities are a series of five (5) internships awarded each year for the next seven (7) years designed to encourage and aid Canadian talent in establishing or furthering a career in the Canadian broadcast industry. These annual internships, valued at approximately $10,000 each, are offered to Canadian students with permanent disabilities. The recipients will receive a challenging opportunity to work in private television in pursuit of a career in broadcasting. The students will be placed in three- or four-month paid internships at one of our Global or E! television stations, or our Specialty television facility. Deadline: March 19, 2012
Do you want a career-related professional internship that can give you direct and immediate access to the Corporate world? Are you focused on your future, and possess the professional talent and passion necessary to succeed? Can you commit to a rigorous self-development process that will position you as a well prepared leader in the marketplace? If you answered YES to these questions, you may have what it takes to be an INROADS Intern. INROADS Summer Internships are awarded to outstanding ethnically diverse students. Our Interns are graduating high school seniors, college or university freshmen or sophomores with a grade point average of B or better, and a combined SAT score of at least 1000, or an ACT score of 20 or better. They have demonstrated a proven leadership ability, and are interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, actuarial science, engineering, computer and information sciences, sales, marketing, allied health, healthcare management, and retail store management. Deadline: March 31, 2012
This program in Fairfax County, Virginia provides summer internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. There are internships in emergency management, accounting, interpreting, policy research, and therapeutic recreation. Deadline: April 13, 2012
Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. NBC/Universal is looking for writers who are "almost there" but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. They particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The program will consist of two night classes, which will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBC in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments. Deadline: June 29, 2012
The Ford Motor Company and the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) jointly offer the CHLI Leadership Program. In this program, college students representative of the rich diversity found within our nation’s largest minority community take part in an intensive six-week internship program in Washington, DC. This program consists of professional leadership development workshops, exposure to key federal departments and agencies, national advocacy groups, think tanks, as well as important diplomatic and international organizations. Interns are placed in congressional offices and meet regularly with key Hispanic and Portuguese Americans appointed and elected officials from across the United States. Deadline: July 13, 2012
Internships without Deadlines
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has just launched paid and unpaid internship programs to give people with disabilities and family members the opportunity to work with the IDA Secretariat in Geneva in the area of the Human Rights Council. Preference will be given to people from poorer regions and staff or volunteer leaders can also apply.
he Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) is an international human rights organisation based in Budapest, Hungary, working to advance the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and people with psycho-social disabilities. MDAC works towards six priority human rights themes: legal capacity, living in the community, inclusive education, freedom from ill-treatment, political participation, and access to justice, focusin particularly on these issues in Europe and Central Asia.
MDAC offers a minimum of six week unpaid internships throughout the year.
Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a US-based nonprofit organization with the mission to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development. MIUSA sponsors internships for undergraduates and graduates year-round, and internships typically last 3-6 months. Opportunities currently available depend on program needs. Interns must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF), located in Berkeley, California, offers field placement internships and possible summer positions for law students. Academic term internships generally involve a commitment of 8 to 16 hours per week. Summer internships generally involve a 40-hour per week commitment for at least 5 weeks, and preferably 8-10 weeks. Individuals with disabilities, minority, and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
The Kennedy Center for the Arts organizes two different internship programs for students with disabilities. The Experiential Education Initiative (EEI) Internship is an innovative program designed to offer meaningful instruction and cultural arts experiences to individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing hands-on internships and opportunities to explore today’s complex performing arts environment to six motivated individuals each year.
The HSC Foundation Internship Program has been established to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in internships at cultural arts institutions around the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Internships are designed to build skills that will enhance participants’ potential for future competitive employment in a career in the arts.
The Reeve foundation says: "We are looking for amazing interns... Our interns love us here. There is more food around this place than any five college students can eat. So, if you are a college students in the New Jersey/New York area apply online." General Information: Required Hours: 12 - 21 hours per week; Length: a semester (fall, spring, or summer); Unpaid Internship: for class credit and possibility of travel stipend.
This website offers internships to students who are interested in working with various social organizations in Guatemala. For more information, log on to their website.
WrightChoice's mission is "Building a bridge between resource & opportunity for minority students & students with disABILITIES." As such, Wrightchoice has an internship program with openings to which you can apply year round.
nAblement is an apprenticeship program that provides opportunities for disabled youth interested in information technology (IT) in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. The apprenticeship program is run through SPR, Inc., an Internet technology company that provides services to businesses.
The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. The program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. Internships are available in various programs and departments including: Fundraising/Development, Service and Policy Center, World Federation, Communications/Media and Publications Sales.