AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns

Overview

There are over 3,000 trainees from every state and territory in the AUCD network, all with a commitment to collaborating and positively impacting the lives of people with disabilities. AUCD is seeking three (3) Emerging Leaders interns who are interested in learning more about information sharing, resource development, and stakeholder engagement in a national non-profit organization setting. Interns will work together to passionately represent the network of current and former trainees, including early career professionals, and act as connection points between their respective centers/programs and the broader national network. Over the 2021-22 academic year, AUCD's goal is for each of the interns to learn, connect with each other and experts from across the country, get involved in a range of opportunities, and ultimately grow as advocates, clinicians, researchers, or any other roles they may assume. 

 

The AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns will:

  • Develop their leadership and communication skills to support their future careers
  • Strengthen the community of emerging leaders through a range of projects
  • Engage with diverse stakeholders across partnering national networks 

 

AUCD is committed to providing Emerging Leader interns with tasks that will advance their marketable skills, all while empowering their peers to make an impact on the local, state, and national levels. They will serve as representatives to the broader AUCD network, interacting with AUCD staff at all levels and the Emerging Leaders Representative on the AUCD Board of Directors. 

 

The Emerging Leader interns will receive direction and mentorship from the Program Specialist and Senior Manager, full-time staff members at AUCD central office. AUCD will provide funding for the two Training and Outreach interns to attend and perform duties at the AUCD Conference (typically in the Fall), the Disability Policy Seminar (typically in Spring). AUCD will provide funding for LEND Audiology trainee intern to attend and perform duties at the AUCD Conference and the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Conference (typically in the Spring).  

 

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Time Commitment, and Stipend

  • Work approximately 4-5 hours per week, except for the time immediately around conference/events in which time commitment may increase
    • Please note that all activities (e.g., webinars, calls, check-ins, etc.) will primarily occur during AUCD's business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time (ET). 
  • Each intern will receive a total stipend of $1,750 divided into two equal installments at the end of each academic semester 

 

Application Process

Prior to applying, all interested trainees are encouraged to have a conversation with their Center/Program Director or Training Director about the time and travel commitments associated with the position. For example, it will be helpful for applicants to know if internship hours can be applied to training requirements (e.g., a leadership project) or not. Please read all the required submitted materials carefully.

  • Your resume or CV (No more than 2 pages)
  • A letter of interest (No more than 500 words) describing:
    • (1) why you want to serve in this role
    • (2) how you see it contributing to your professional growth, and
    • (3) how the position matches your current skillset.
  • A statement of support from your Program Director or Training Director 

 

Timeline

  • Interview will occur throughout August
  • All applicants will be notified by August 31
  • Internship will tentatively start on September 13

 

Emerging Leaders Intern Application Deadline: August 25

LEND Audiology Intern Application Deadline Extended:  September 1*

 

AUCD LEND Audiology Intern, Technical Assistance and Engagement (1 Position Available) 

 

Qualifications

  • Rising third- or fourth-year Audiology trainee at a LEND program 
  • Interest in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including in writing, and adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience 
  • Familiarity with web-based tools (including but not limited to: e-mail, websites, zoom, and social media) to communicate and exchange information 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with distance supervision 
 

Responsiblities 

  • Play a significant role in the planning, coordination, and execution of activities related to the 2022 EHDI Conference, including (but not limited to) the annual EHDI workshop for LEND Audiology trainees in the Spring  
  • Contribute to the development of products and materials, including webinars, professional development trainings, and networking events  
  • Engage with other LEND Audiology trainees on various communication platforms (website, direct mail lists, social media, etc.) in accordance with AUCD protocols  
  • Attend relevant meetings with stakeholders, as needed  
  • Complete other duties as requested by AUCD staff in a timely manner 

Apply Here* 

 

AUCD Emerging Leaders Intern, Training and Outreach (2 Positions Available)  

 

Qualifications  

  • New or returning trainee/fellow at a LEND, DBP, UCEDD, or IDDRC program in the upcoming academic year 
  • Exhibit foundational knowledge of the AUCD network and the desire to learn more
  • Interest in national issues related to people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to build culturally responsive relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including in writing, and adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience 
  • Familiarity with web-based tools (including but not limited to: e-mail, websites, zoom, and social media) to communicate and exchange information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with distance supervision 

 

Responsibilities

  • Play a significant role in the planning, coordination, and execution of trainee-focused activities at the AUCD Conference and Disability Policy Seminar
  • Contribute to the development of products and materials for the Emerging Leaders Community including but not limited to webinars, professional development trainings, networking events, and the Emerging Leaders map 
    • Support the recruitment, engagement, and supervision of the AUCD Trainee Liaisons (trainee representatives from each Program and Center) 
    • Engage with the Emerging Leaders Community on various communication platforms (website, direct mail lists, social media, etc.) in accordance with AUCD protocols 
    • Regularly share resources, events, and/or materials through the AUCD Trainees Listserv  
  • Respond in a timely manner to inquiries through the Emerging Leaders e-mail account 
  • Attend relevant meetings with stakeholders, as needed  
  • Complete other duties as requested by AUCD staff in a timely manner 
  • One-hour weekly check-in meetings with AUCD staff and the other Emerging Leaders Interns (frequency may increase leading up to events)  
  • Please note: meetings will be held during Eastern Time (ET) hours 
  • Attend the AUCD Conference (November 15-17) and the Disability Policy Seminar (Spring 2022)