AAPD 2024 Fall Internship Program

The American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to share that the 2024 Fall Internship Program application is now open. AAPD is a national cross-disability civil rights organization that aims to increase the political and economic power of 60+ million people with disabilities. We know that young people with disabilities often face barriers accessing meaningful employment opportunities. Since 2002, AAPD established the Summer Internship Program to provide students and recent graduates with disabilities meaningful employment opportunities, a supportive cohort, and leadership development.

The Fall Internship Program places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in a 14-week, fully remote, and paid internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

For 2024, the AAPD Fall Internship Program will be a 14-week program, with interns remotely from across the country. In addition to their internship, interns also receive individual mentorship, participate in bi-weekly classes in the Disability Advocacy Certificate Program, and have opportunities to connect with the broader disability community through networking and community events.

We are linking a Communications Toolkit that includes email templates, social media messaging, and a graphic that may be helpful to you in spreading the word. If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Johnson, Program Manager at internships@aapd.com.