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AAPD 2012 Interns

I could not be more proud to take part in the AAPD Summer Internship Program; my staff and I are all more enriched because of it.”
– Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)

2015 AAPD Summer Internship Program

If you will be living in the Washington, DC area during the 2015 summer and you’re a college student, graduate student, law student, or recent graduate (within one year), AAPD’s Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience to help advance your career goals. Interns will receive a stipend, mentor matching, and additional resources during the summer. Candidates interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and veterans with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply:

Step 1: Complete the 2015 AAPD Summer Internship Program Application: PDF | WORD

Step 2: Gather supporting documents and complete essays

Step 3: Submit all documents via email to by 5pm EST on Friday, February 6th


Any college student (degree and non-degree seeking), graduate student, law student, recent graduate within a year and veteran who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply.  You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a program run specifically for students with disabilities by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest cross-disability membership organization.  Those selected for this program will be involved in various disability-focused activities and associated with AAPD and fellow interns with all types of disabilities throughout the program. 

Applicants chosen for the AAPD Washington DC Summer Internship Program release all information contained in their application for use on the AAPD website and in public press releases, including releases to the program funders and potential employers.

What Happens Next:

Completed applications received by AAPD before 5:00 PM EST, Friday, February 6, 2015, will be collected and reviewed by our internship review team

Finalists will be contacted for formal interviews

Interns will be selected for the program and notified by mid-to-late February

Applications must be received by
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm EST

Internships at AAPD's Washington D.C. Office

AAPD offers internships to qualified students and recent graduates during the Fall, Spring, and Summer. To view and apply for current openings, visit our Jobs at AAPD page.

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