Two exciting opportunities for students

Please see below for two exciting opportunities specifically for students with disabilities.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Helm at

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.  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.  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:

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 Foundation’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 Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Initiative (NYTI).

To apply, please see the attached guidelines and application. You may also apply online at:

Applications must be received by March 15, 2013 (by 5:00pm EST).

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