Internships for People with LD

AAPD Summer Internship Program

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) offers a summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for students and recent graduates with disabilities.

Interns spend 10 weeks working in a variety of settings including: federal agencies, congressional offices, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations. AAPD covers housing and travel expenses and provides a stipend. This program is made available in part by Microsoft, Walmart, The HSC Foundation, and Mitsubishi Electric.

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship and Leadership Development Program

Emerging Leaders is a program for college students with disabilities and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Opportunities are nationwide.

Access to Opportunities: Smithsonian Internship for People with Disabilities

The Smithsonian Museum offers an annual paid internship for students or recent graduates with disabilities in the Washington, D.C. area.

Other Internship Resources

Greater Washington Internship Coalition

Find an internship in Washington, D.C. through the Greater Washington Internship Coalition! See internship announcements for students and young professionals with disabilities.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label and Internships.com have teamed up to connect students with disabilities with businesses.

Pathways for Students and Recent Grads

Pathways for Students and Recent Grads is a federal internship program available to all students* currently enrolled in a high school, college or junior college, or vocational school. Internships are full or part-time and related to each intern’s field of study.


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