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 launched 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 program will be held again in 2014.
The Youth in Development Program (YiD) brought its first cohort of seven talented graduate and undergraduate students and recent graduates with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks in the summer of 2013 to expose them to the international development field. A similar program will be held again in 2014. 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
The YiD program will be able to host another cohort of interns in the summer of 2014. The tentative dates for this program will be from May 25 to July 25: these dates may be subject to change.
We are now open for applications for the Summer 2014 YiD internship program. Application is a two-step process.
- Please complete the on-line Summer 2014 YiD application form at the link. Then,
- Send your resume or c.v. to email@example.com.
The application deadline is January 29, 2014.
If you have any questions, please review the FAQ for the YiD program to see if your question is addressed there (find link below). If you still have questions, please call 202-347-0102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven international organizations in the DC area hosted YiD interns in the summer of 2013. If your organization is interested in hosting a YiD intern in the summer 2014 program, please contact David Morrissey at email@example.com or (202) 347-0102.