AUCD Now Accepting Applications for 2011-2012 Virtual Trainee

Applications Due 07-15

April 18, 2011

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What is the AUCD Virtual Trainee?

With AUCD member programs in every US state and territory as well as internationally, our trainees exist all across the world. The AUCD Virtual Trainee works to build a virtual network among these trainees at AUCD member programs.

The Virtual Trainee works remotely from his/her home Center/Program for one academic year to build and enhance a network among trainees at AUCD's UCEDD Centers and LEND Programs. The ideal candidate will be a second-year trainee in the 2011-2012 year, 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 Virtual Trainee works with AUCD National Office staff, via electronic means, to build communications and information exchange among trainees throughout the network.

Duties of the Virtual Trainee include:

  • Utilizing Facebook, listserves, websites, blogs, webinars, email and newsletters to generate communication among trainees
  • Assisting with trainee portions of AUCD face-to-face meetings; co-organizing formal and informal trainee activities at AUCD conferences
  • Attending the fall AUCD Conference and the spring Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC (expenses covered by AUCD), as well as other events or opportunities of relevance that may come up
  • Working with AUCD leaders at Board, Directors, and Council meetings
  • Generating new ideas for effective communication and connections among the network
  • Working with Trainee Liaisons (trainee representatives from Centers) to enhance the communication and networking of trainees
  • Spending approximately 4-5 hours per week on Virtual Trainee tasks, not including event travel

AUCD National Office staff will work with the virtual trainee providing support and suggestions. AUCD will also support the virtual trainee to attend the Fall AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, D.C. and the Spring Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., paying transportation, lodging and registration costs. The Virtual Trainee will receive a $500 stipend per semester from AUCD, with an option to extend through the summer. This position is expected to take approximately 4 hours per week.

Learn More and Apply

Read the duties and qualifications of the Virtual Trainee and access the online application site here.

Applications are due July 15, 2011.