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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

USICD's Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs Internship Program open til Jan. 25, 2017.

 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program

The summer 2017 Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program will close for applications on January 25, 2017This new date represents a deadline extension from earlier announcements.
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Hannah Chadwick-Dias 2016
Over the past four years, the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) has placed 24 interns at 17 host organizations in the DC area. Please apply to join the summer 2017 program! 

USICD will cover the cost of accessible housing in DC during the program, reimburse round trip travel expenses between US locations and DC, and provide a frugal stipend. USICD's internship program focuses on U.S. citizen youth with disabilities from across the country who aspire to careers in international development or foreign affairs. 
The summer 2017 program will bring a group of talented 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. Participants in the summer 2017 program will need to be in DC from May 28 to July 29, 2017These dates may be subject to change.  

To learn more about USICD's Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs internship program, its eligibility criteria, and the application process, please visit http://usicd.org/template/page.cfm?id=257.
You are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at the link before applying.

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Interns and staff 2014

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 

The application deadline for USICD's summer 2017 internship program is January 25, 2017.
If you have already applied--thank you! We usually acknowledge applications within a few days. 

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 http://www.usicd.org.   

SOURCE: Press Release

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