College Students with Disabilities – Spend Your Summer in DC!

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Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts two Summer Internship Programs for College Students with Disabilities in Washington, DC, providing paid travel to and from DC, paid fully-accessible housing, and living stipends.  AAPD is now accepting applications for the 2010 Summer Internship programs.

These programs are generously funded by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and Microsoft Corporation.   Find out more about the programs from the American Association of People with Disabilities at

The same application form is used for both the MEAF-AAPD Congressional Internship and the Microsoft-AAPD Federal IT Internship programs.  Applications for both 2010 AAPD summer internship programs are now being accepted until 5PM, EST on January 8, 2010.   More information on the AAPD Summer Internship programs is below and in the application form.

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Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on or before January 8, 2010.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any currently-enrolled undergraduate college students who self-identify as individuals with any type of disability are invited to apply. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. PLEASE NOTE: This is a program run specifically for college students with disabilities by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest cross-disability membership organization. Those selected for this program will be involved in various disability-focused activities and associated with AAPD and fellow Interns with all types of disabilities throughout the program.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in any undergraduate educational institution, pursing degrees of any type and must have completed at least four semesters of academic credit (more than 48 credits) with at least one additional academic semester (at least 12 credits) to complete after the conclusion of this internship. UNFORTUNATELY: Graduate students and graduating seniors are NOT eligible for the AAPD Internship Programs.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens with proof of citizenship.
  • Applicants chosen for the AAPD Internship Programs release all information contained in their Application for use on the AAPD website and in public press releases, including releases to the Program Funders and potential employers.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on or before January 8, 2010.

Find out more about the Summer Internship Program, the summer schedule,  timelines, and what happens after you apply at American Association of People with Disabilities

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