Summer International Affairs Internships Available in Washington

If you are a college student or recent graduate with a disability and are interested in a career in international affairs, there’s a new internship program launching this summer in Washington, D.C.  However, if you want to be considered, you’ll need to hurry — the online deadline is February 18.

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD), with the support of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, is creating the Youth in Development Program (YID). The project will bring a handful of talented college students, graduate students and recent graduates with disabilities to the nation’s capital for a nine-week summer session to introduce them to the international development arena.

First, the participants will receive a weeklong training course before working with a major international development agency for two months, learning about foreign aid and development. Throughout the program, the interns will participate in workshops on career development topics, in addition to attending hearings in congressional foreign relations committees and meetings at the State Department and other agencies.

During the nine-week period, the selected interns will receive a stipend, roundtrip travel expenses, and fully accessible housing in the D.C. area.

If you’re an American citizen, a person with a disability, and either a college student, graduate student or recent graduate (no earlier than spring of 2012), you qualify to apply to the Youth in Development Program. You'll be asked to submit a resume when you complete your online application. For more information, email or call (202) 347-0102.

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