If you’re currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at college, this internship opportunity provides training in disability advocacy and laws, and an opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital to attend a national conference regarding disability issues.
According to a recent announcement from the Independent Living Research Utilization program, the internship includes a $2,160 to $3,600 stipend and will last six to ten weeks during the time frame of June 6 to August 12, 2016.
Travel to the National Council on Independent Living in Washington DC, July 25-28 is required. You can learn more about this annual conference here.
The Independent Living Research Utilization program at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center in Houston, Texas seeks applicants for its 2016 summer undergraduate internship program.
Interns will learn about research, the Affordable Care Act, disability laws and policy, and disability and independent living history and philosophy.
The interns will be supervised by Lex Frieden and Richard Petty at ILRU and will be mentored by other researchers in the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living.
According to the announcement, interns will attend the annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living in Washington, D.C., where they will gain additional exposure to disability issues, policy and the disability movement.
Interns will also assist in conducting town hall meetings regarding centers for independent living, learn from disability leaders, and visit federal agencies and meet federal officials in the disability network.
Applicants should submit:
- a cover letter indicating their interest and availability,
- an up-to-date resume,
- transcript, and
- a letter of recommendation.
See what a cover letter looks like here.
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Submit your application package to Richard Petty at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2016.
Applicants will be evaluated on:
- Academic performance,
- previous research experience,
- writing ability,
- experience with disability,
- experience in healthcare, and
- interest in the field.
Applicants should include the above information in their cover letter and/or their resume.
Applicants should be enrolled as undergraduate or graduate degree-granting students.
Final selections will be made by May 9, 2016.
A majority of ILRU’s staff have disabilities and they provide reasonable accommodations, including:
- meetings with Interpreters and CART live captioning,
- screen readers,
- accessible office furniture,
- chemical-free work spaces,
- emergency evacuation chairs,
- flashing alarms,
- accessible offices, parking, paths of travel, equipment and furniture.
ILRU’s offices, parking, paths of travel, equipment and furniture are physically accessible and convenient for access of staff and visitors with disabilities.