2012 AAPD Washington DC Summer Internship Program for Students with Disabilities Every year, the American Association

of People with Disabilities (AAPD) hosts a Summer Internship Program for students with disabilities. 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 stipend, travel to and from DC, and fullyaccessible housing. Past placements include:
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Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Transportation Security Administration (TSA) National Disability Rights Network U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The 2012 AAPD Washington, DC Summer Internship Program for Students with Disabilities is generously sponsored by Walmart and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF).

_____________________________________________________________________ American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: (800) 840-8844 (V/TTY) www.aapd.com Email: internship@aapd.com

C. including releases to the program funders and potential employers. January 6. NO placement guarantees are given and Interns must notify AAPD BEFORE approaching or accepting any internship placement offers. 20006 Phone: (800) 840-8844 (V/TTY) www. graduate student. 2012 will be collected and reviewed by our Internship Review Team. Suite 950. Washington. preliminary telephone interviews. or recent graduate who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. and will room with other AAPD interns (with limited exceptions for disability-related accommodations). NW. PLEASE NOTE: This is a program run specifically for students with disabilities by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). • What Happens Next: • Completed applications received by AAPD before 5:00 PM EST.C. • Interns selected for these programs are expected to assist AAPD in securing their placements in congressional offices or federal agencies. • Interns will be selected for the program and notified by February 2012. • AAPD interns receive living stipends to be disbursed in three (3) installments throughout the internship summer. • AAPD interns must attend an orientation week in Washington.3 TO APPLY: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on or before Friday. Eligibility: Any college student (degree and non-degree seeking). • AAPD interns receive accessible apartment-style housing. your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. • Finalists will be contacted for formal telephone interviews.com . D.com/aapdintership Via Email: internship@aapd. the week after the Memorial Day holiday (with limited exceptions for conflicts with academic schedules). free-of-charge.com Email: internship@aapd. D. January 6. Apply Online: www. • Semi-Finalists will be contacted for short.com. • Applicants chosen for the AAPD Washington DC Summer Internship Program release all information contained in their application for use on the AAPD website and in public press releases. the nation’s largest cross-disability membership organization.aapd. D. _____________________________________________________________________ American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 1629 K Street. Friday. • AAPD will reimburse each intern for his/her round-trip travel to and from Washington.C.aapd. This is a collaborative process where each intern may be asked to contact and/or interview with a possible placement. however. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability. law student. 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. 2012.

4 2011 AAPD Washington DC Summer Internship Program APPLICATION Deadline: Friday. January 6.C.com Email: internship@aapd.S.S. Suite 950. citizen with proof of citizenship.S. 20006 Phone: (800) 840-8844 (V/TTY) www. but am a U. Eastern) SECTION 1: INTERNSHIP PROGRAM First Name: ____________----___ Last Name: ____________----___ Address: ___________________________________________ City: ____________----___ State: ______ Zip: ____________----___ Telephone: ____________----___ Mobile: ____________----______ E-mail: ____________________________________________ School Name: _______________________________________ Please check to attest: □ I am a person with a disability. □ I am not a U. citizen. Washington. 2012 (5:00 PM. Applicants are required to reside in the United States. I am currently an: □ Enrolled Undergraduate Student (degree and non-degree seeking) □ Enrolled Masters Student □ Enrolled PhD Student □ Enrolled Law Student □ Recent Graduate Graduation date: __________ Please tell us how you heard about this Program: __________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 1629 K Street.S. NW. citizen in order to participate in the AAPD Summer Internship Program.) □ I am a U. Citizenship: (You are not required to be a U. D.aapd.com . resident.

or other civic activities • Organizations or clubs of which you have been a member in the past five (5) years (including titles & dates of any offices held) • Awards and/or honors received • Any other job skills applicable to this internship • Any other disability-related activities or civic involvement applicable to this internship SECTION 3: SHORT ANSWERS AND ESSAYS A. phone and/or TTY. (300 words or less) What do you see as the most significant disability-related issue facing students with disabilities. and nature of the work • Community service.A. Identify and describe a key life.5 SECTION 2: QUALIFICATIONS Please attach your resume in Microsoft Word format and ensure that it includes at least the following: Contact Information • Full Name • Permanent contact information including mailing address. and what ideas do you have for actions that could be taken to address that issue? (500 words or less) B. or workplace experience that has helped you to develop your skills and personal character. teaching.com . 20006 Phone: (800) 840-8844 (V/TTY) www.P. and other degrees conferred. Volunteer Activities.aapd.C. phone and/or TTY.. if applicable Work Experience. (300 words or less) Please describe an area of policy or politics you find most engaging and why you find it engaging. and e-mail • Current contact information including mailing address. and e-mail Education • Name of college/university in which you are currently enrolled • G. Awards • Previous work experience (including other internships). educational. dates of attendance.com Email: internship@aapd. C. dates of employment. NW. Suite 950. both cumulative and in major • Number of completed semesters & number of credits needed to graduate • Expected graduation date • Other colleges/universities previously attended. _____________________________________________________________________ American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 1629 K Street. Washington. D.

sexual orientation and age. Washington. and graduate students with disabilities. B. Please provide the contact information for two (2) references who are familiar with your qualifications relevant to this internship and your personal character. Thus. SECTION 5: AAPD is committed to forming a class of Summer Interns who are diverse with respect to disability. geographic location. NW. connect them with AAPD.com website. including the acknowledgment of being a person with a disability. 2012. in public materials.aapd. To ensure AAPD’s outreach is connecting with a diverse group of applicants. race.5 SECTION 4: REFERENCES A. and/or in press releases. January 6. DC and our nation’s government.aapd. engage them in the broader disability community. as well as used on the AAPD. DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) on or before Friday. your willingness to identify publicly as a person with a disability is an integral part of this program. gender.com _____________________________________________________________________ American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 1629 K Street. and expose them to career opportunities in Washington.com Email: internship@aapd. You are not required to complete this section. 20006 Phone: (800) 840-8844 (V/TTY) www. Those selected for an AAPD Summer Internship understand that any information provided in this application.com . One of the unique features of this program is the ability to live and work with a variety of other people with all types of disabilities. you may choose to share with us your: Disability: ____________________ Sexual Orientation: ___________ Gender: __________ Veteran: ___________ Race or Ethnicity: ______________ Age: _________ ** IMPORTANT NOTE: AAPD administers its Summer Internship Program in order to identify and support college students. PLEASE NOTE: Additional references and/or materials will not be considered. Apply Online: www.C.com/aapdintership Via Email: internship@aapd. Please attach in Microsoft Word format a letter of recommendation from one (1) of the above-mentioned references. law students. may be shared with our program funders and potential employers. Suite 950. D.

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