Position Opening: Assistant Virtual Trainee

November 24, 2014

Website Link  http://www.aucd.org/app

With AUCD member programs in every US state and territory as well as internationally, our trainees exist all across the world, and more support is needed!

The Assistant Virtual Trainee will assist the current Virtual Trainee to continue to build a virtual network among these trainees at AUCD member programs. The Assistant Virtual Trainee will also be mentored by the Virtual Trainee to help them learn more about the AUCD Network, national issues, and the trainee network.

This individual works remotely from his/her home Center/Program for 6 months during the academic year to build and enhance a network among trainees at AUCD's UCEDD Centers and LEND Programs. Candidates should be a current Trainee Liaison, and have previously acquired knowledge of their Center or Program, and be interested in learning about the entire network of centers as well as national issues related to persons with disabilities and special health care needs. The person selected works with the Virtual Trainee, and AUCD National Office staff, via electronic means, to help support communications and information exchange among trainees throughout the network.


  • Assisting the Virtual Trainee with activities to strengthen the trainee network
  • Sharing information among trainees at their centers through avenues such as social media, listserves, websites, webinars, email, and newsletters
  • Attending the spring Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, as well as potential other events or opportunities of relevance
  • Assisting the Virtual Trainee with the end of year project
  • Helping to generate new ideas for effective communication and connections across the network
  • Weekly planning and mentoring sessions with the Virtual Trainee
  • Taking meeting notes during Virtual Trainee and Trainee Liaison conference calls

Compensation & Time

  • AUCD will support the Assistant Virtual Trainee to attend the Spring Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., and other relevant events, paying transportation, lodging, and registration costs
  • Individual will gain significant experience learning about the AUCD network, as well as hands-on leadership skills
  • This position is expected to take approximately 2 hours per week, not including event travel


  • Be a current AUCD Trainee Liaison (LEND or UCEDD or DBP)
  • Work remotely from your home Center
  • Have a working knowledge of the AUCD network
  • Desire to increase communication and involvement among trainees in the AUCD network
  • Interest in national issues related to leadership and persons with disabilities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of virtual communication technologies and social networking
  • Ability to work independently with distance supervision with weekly availability during daytime business hours
  • The ideal individual will anticipate being a trainee next year, but it is not required


Apply Here

Applications are due on December 19th, 2014

Interested candidates should submit their applications by visiting the application webpage, creating an account, and submitting the following:

  • Your brief resume or vita (no more than 2 pages)
  • A letter of interest
  • A statement of support from your Director

Email applications will not be considered.


Please contact Shannon Haworth or Crystal Pariseau at AUCD with questions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a current trainee liaison with experience to increase his/her knowledge of the national network learn more about national level activities and initiatives, and be mentored by the virtual trainee. It is also an opportunity to increase and expand your leadership skills within the AUCD network.

Directors and Faculty are urged to encourage current trainees who are trainee liaisons to apply for this opportunity, and to allow the selected trainee to use this internship as his/her leadership activity for the coming year.

AUCD is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons from diverse cultures and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.