Youth in Development DC Internship Program (YiD)
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Background on YiD Internship Program
In 2013, with the vital support of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF), USICD is launching its first internship program focusing on youth with disabilities who are interested in international affairs careers. The project follows from a vision, core to USICD’s mission, to increase disability inclusion in U.S. foreign affairs by supporting future generations of Americans to invest their skills and talents in this field.
The Youth in Development Program (YiD) will bring a handful of talented college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities to Washington, DC for nine weeks in the summer of 2013 to expose them to the international development arena. Participants will go through a one week training course and then work with a major international development agency for eight weeks to learn more about foreign aid and development. Throughout the program, interns will be able to participate in trainings and workshops on career development topics, in addition to attend hearings in Congressional Foreign Relations Committees and attend meetings at the State Department and other agencies. Interns will receive a stipend, travel expenses, and fully-accessible housing.
How to Apply
USICD has already secured the commitment of some major international development organizations to host a YiD Intern. If your organization is interested in also hosting a YiD intern, please contact David Morrissey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 347-0102.