Please see below for two exciting opportunities specifically for students with disabilities. Â If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Helm at email@example.com.
Mitsubishi Electric Internship Program
I am pleased to announce that with the vital support of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, USICD is launching our first internship program, and I write to ask for your assistance in disseminating this announcement to potential applicants for this exciting program.
The Youth in Development program (YiD) will bring a small group of talented college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities to Washington, DC this summer for immersion in the international affairs and development field. Â Interns will serve for nine weeks in nongovernmental organizations that work within the field, participate in core training and networking activities provided by USICD, and have a unique opportunity to hone their experience and career trajectory.
Participating interns will be matched to a host organization and receive a stipend, travel expenses, and fully-accessible housing for the summer of 2013.
The program follows from a vision, core to USICD’s mission, to increase disability inclusion in U.S. foreign affairs by supporting future professionals to invest their skills and talents in this field. Â A successful candidate will have shared in their application their preparation for a career in international development and foreign affairs, their vision of their future, and how a Washington, DC internship will aid their career development.
To learn more about YiD and how to apply, please visit USICD’s Youth in Development Initiative page: http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257
Please note: the application deadline for the 2013 summer program is February 18, 2013.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HSCF’s Advocates in Disability Award (ADA).
The HSC Foundationâ€™s ADA Program is seeking the next generation of disability advocates!! If you are a young leader with a disability or know of anyone who is, you/they are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA)!
The purpose of the ADA Program is to award and encourage a young individual with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26, who has dedicated himself/herself to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families in the United States. The program also supports an innovative project developed by that young person with a disability that serves and empowers individuals with disabilities.
The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is a program of The HSC Foundation, funded in part by the Sarah Beth Coyote Foundation. The selected recipient is awarded $3,000 in recognition of his/her past disability advocacy and will receive up to an additional $7,000 in funding support for his/her proposed project.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application submission and recipient selection.
The Advocates in Disability Award Program is part of The HSC Foundationâ€™s National Youth Transitions Initiative (NYTI).
To apply, please see the attached guidelines and application. You may also apply online at: www.hscfoundation.org/2013ADA.php
Applications must be received by March 15, 2013 (by 5:00pm EST).