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SUMMER Fellowship in Disability Advocacy Non-ProfitBookmark This
11333 Woodglen Drive, #102
Posted: December 30 2014
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 6 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionRespectAbilityUSA.org is Accepting Applications for Fellowships to Help Empower Americans with Disabilities to Achieve the American Dream
Bethesda, MD. RespectAbilityUSA.org is proud to announce our year-round fellowships program in Washington for four outstanding leaders at a time. Fellows, who will work directly with RespectAbility President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, must exhibit leadership skills to follow through on their own projects following their training. Hours are 9-5 and fellows must be able to work at least 25 hours a week, though 40 hours per week is preferred. They must also commit for a minimum of one month, though applicants making a minimum of a two-month commitment will also be preferred.
ResponsibilitiesMust be able to use Microsoft Office, write letters/memos, use social media, be willing to meet with folks on Capitol HIll, advocate for people with disabilities and be ready to make a difference in the world!
RequirementsApplicants must have completed at least their junior year of college and be committed to helping people with disabilities achieve the American dream. Excellent communications and organizational skills are required. Fellows must be creative, results-driven and open minded as we are working to leapfrog ahead of the partisan politics of gridlock and finger-pointing in order to achieve breakthrough results. We will work to make government and institutions work better and cost less, while empowering smart public-private partnerships and solutions to create a better future for Americans with disabilities. There is no tuition cost to do the fellowship, and fellows will be awarded $250 a month transportation reimbursement each month of their fellowship which will include significant training opportunities. The fellowship will take place in Bethesda, MD (office is a short walk from the Metro Station) inside the national headquarters of the Autism Society of America. The fellowship is ideal for people transitioning into the workforce for the first time, or back into the workforce after a break.
Your cover letter must explain why this fellowship in particular is of interest to you and what you bring to the table. You must discuss in your cover letter why you believe that you have the skills, focus and independent drive to make a positive difference in your eight weeks while working with RespectAbilityUSA.org. RespectAbility believes in "Nothing about us without us" and encourages people with all abilities to apply.
Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com