Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs summer 2015 internship program

CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs
internship program

The summer 2015 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program is now open for applications until January 28, 2015. 

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013.  USICD’s internship program focuses on youth with disabilities from across the U.S. who are interested in careers in international development or foreign affairs.

The summer 2015 internship program will bring a group of talented graduate students, recent graduates, and rising 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, area.  USICD will cover the cost of fully-accessible housing during the program, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC, and provide a limited stipend.  It is anticipated that the program will run from May 24 to July 25, 2015. These dates may be subject to change.

To  learn more about the Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257.  You can also download a printable handout on the internship program.

Please disseminate this email among students and recent graduates who may be interested.  If you are an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area interested in hosting an intern from June 1 to July 24, 2015, please communicate with internships@usicd.org.

USICD thanks the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation for their support for this initiative.

Application deadline for USICD’s summer 2015 internship program is January 28, 2015.

In addition to coordinating the internship program, USICD leads the campaign for U.S. ratification of the “Disability Treaty”–the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The CRPD is an international agreement among countries to uphold the human rights of 1 billion people with disabilities globally.  Learn the basics about the CRPD, then use the Action Center at http://disabilitytreaty.org to ask your Senators to ratify the CRPD.

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