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Call for Applicants: Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Internship Program

The summer 2017 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program is now open for applications until January 10, 2017.

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) launched its internship program in 2013. USICD’s internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities from across the country who intend to pursue careers in international development or foreign affairs.

USICD Logo - US International Council on DisabilitiesThe summer 2017 internship program will bring a group of talented U.S. citizen graduate students, recent graduates, and rising juniors and seniors with disabilities to Washington, DC, for nine weeks. This will include a one-week training and orientation program followed by an eight-week internship at an international organization in the Washington, DC, area. USICD will cover the cost of accessible housing during the program, reimburse travel expenses to and from DC, and provide a limited stipend. It is anticipated that the program will run from May 28 to July 29, 2017. These dates may be subject to change.

Please disseminate this email among U.S. students and recent graduates who may be interested. If you are an international organization in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area interested in hosting an intern from June 5 to July 28, 2017, please communicate with [email protected].

USICD works to promote the rights and full participation of persons with disabilities through global engagement and United States foreign affairs. USICD bridges the U.S. disability community with the global disability rights movement. Learn more about USICD and our work at