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Academic Support & Access Center

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  • Academic Support & Access Center
    202-885-3360
    Fax: 202-885-1042
    asac@american.edu
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 243

    Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

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Job/Internship Opportunities for students with disabilities

Information about job and internship opportunities for students with disabilities that is received by the ASAC is posted here. Each posting is dated. Information will be removed as it becomes out-of-date. Please note that the ASAC does not endorse any of the companies. Rather, this page is a means to share information. The ASAC strongly encourages students to also work with AU's Career Center for help in job and internships searches.

Application Deadline Extended for Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Internship Program

Posted 2/3/2015

The summer 2015 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program call for applicants has been extended to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). USICD's internship program focuses on youth with disabilities from across the U.S. who are interested in international development and foreign affairs careers. 

The summer 2015 internship program will bring a group of talented graduate students, recent graduates, and rising college 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, metropolitan area. USICD will cover the cost of fully-accessible housing during the nine-week program, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC, and provide a limited stipend. 

The program encourages applications from graduate students and from recent graduates who have a master's or other graduate degree, or a law degree, or a bachelor's degree. The program also accepts applications from rising juniors and seniors in college. Most applicants should be age 30 or younger. In limited circumstances (especially U.S. veterans) candidates may remain eligible until age 35. It is anticipated that interns will need to be in DC from May 24 to July 25, 2015. These dates may be subject to change. 

To learn more about the internship program, eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257

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

Virtual Career Fair for College Students, Graduates, and Young Professionals with Disabilities

Posted 2/3/2015

Click on this link for information about a virtual career fair with top US employers on February 25, 2015 sponsored by the DC Metro Business Leadership Network.

Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy

Posted 1/30/2015

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people is currently accepting applications from autistic college students for their yearly Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) summer leadership academy! Applications are due February 15, 2015.

The ACI training takes place in Washington, D.C. between May30 and June 6, 2015. ACI prepares autistic students to develop advocacy goals that promote inclusion of autistic students and other disabled students on their college campuses; students receive support from ASAN after the training to implement those goals. At the end of ACI week, students will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives and discuss policy concerns and objectives for the autistic and broader disability community. Applicants must be college students on the autism spectrum with at least one year remaining before graduation. Applicants should have an interest in civil rights and activism for people with disabilities.

ASAN covers travel and lodging expenses. ASAN especially encourages students of color, students with intellectual disabilities, AAC users, LGBT students, and students from other underrepresented communities to apply.

Interested students can send completed applications to NRiveraMorales@autisticadvocacy.org with the subject line "2015 ACI Application." 

View the ACI page and download application here