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American Association of People with Disabilities
2013 H Street NW
Posted: August 04 2014
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DescriptionIntern at the Nation’s Largest Disability Rights Organization!
Do you have a passion for disability rights? Are you looking for experience in various aspects of nonprofit work? Apply to be a fall intern at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)!
AAPD is the nation's largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.
Interns will gain experience in policy, outreach, programs, communications, and development while building a strong background in disability advocacy. Our Washington D.C. office is conveniently located across from the George Washington University campus near the Orange Line Metro. The position offers a flexible schedule and can be counted toward college credit. We hope you will join our team!
ResponsibilitiesInterns work in all departments of the organization and assignments will vary. Responsibilities may include:
Drafting communications, press releases, and memos
Assisting with policy research and projects
Finding and contacting potential donors
Managing social media
Answering constituent inquiries and directing them to appropriate resources
Helping with event planning and preparation
RequirementsKnowledge of or ability to learn disability rights and issues
Strong communication and writing skills
High attention to detail
Able to balance several projects at once
Comfortable speaking on the telephone
Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to change
Capable of working independently (with little supervision) and as part of a team
To apply, please send a resume to Ms. Sydney Ortman at firstname.lastname@example.org. People with disabilities (visible or non-visible) are strongly encouraged to apply.