Second Call for Applicants! Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) Internship Program
The summer 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program is aimed at students and recent graduates with disabilities who aspire to careers in international development or international affairs. We are open for applications until January 29, 2014.
The YIDA program will bring a group of talented graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks. This will include a one-week training and orientation program followed by an eight-week internship at an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. USICD will cover the cost of fully-accessible housing during the YIDA progam, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC, and provide a limited stipend. It is anticipated that the program will run from May 26 to July 26, 2014. These dates may be subject to change.
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched the YiD internship program in 2013 with funding support from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. The project follows from a vision, core to USICD’s mission, to increase disability inclusion in U.S. foreign affairs by supporting future generations of Americans with disabilities to invest their skills and talents in this field.
To learn more about the YIDA program, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257. This website answers Frequently Asked Questions for applicants. You can also download a printable handout about the YIDA internship program.
Please disseminate this email, or the printable handout, among students and recent graduates who may be interested. If you are an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area interested in hosting a YIDA intern, please communicate with email@example.com.
Application deadline for the summer 2014 YIDA program is January 29, 2014.
P.S. In addition to coordinating the YIDA program, USICD also leads the campaign for U.S. ratification of the “Disability Treaty”. This is the first international treaty to protect the human rights of people with disabilities. We are interested in hearing from campus and student leaders who want to help mobilize others to take action in support of the Disability Treaty. Please communicate with Andrea Shettle at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. No time to be involved? Then you may simply sign and disseminate a petition at http://bit.ly/Youth4CRPD.