Fall Internship Program Assistant, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Remote or Hybrid if located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia area*

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2023

Organization Overview

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation. Learn more at www.aapd.com.

AAPD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Applicants with disabilities and past AAPD program participants are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

  • Position Title:  Fall Internship Program Assistant
  • Position Level:  Assistant
  • Job Type: Part-time (10-15 hours per week) from June to December 2023, set hours to be determined by assistant and coordinator
  • Reports To: Internship Program Coordinator
  • Location: Remote or Hybrid if located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia area*
  • Compensation: $25/hour

 * Travel is required for the fall internship program in-person gathering. See below. AAPD will cover travel, lodging, and per diem for the Assistant to attend. Most work for this role can be conducted remotely.

The Fall Internship Program Assistant will work part-time from June through December 2023 to support the launch of AAPD’s new Fall Internship program.  The program assistant’s role will include carrying out logistics and administrative tasks, assisting the development of program materials, and scheduling meetings and events for the fall program.

Roles and Responsibilities

The person in this role will support the Program Coordinator to launch AAPD’s fall internship program.

The primary roles of the assistant will be to:

  • Review applications, schedule interviews, and support the selection process for the fall cohort.
  • Assist in the development of program materials including draft communications, program information forms, and evaluation surveys.
  • Communicate effectively with remote fall interns and other AAPD staff regarding program updates.
  • Coordinate with other AAPD staff on program logistics including, but not limited to travel arrangements, lodging, event spaces, accommodations, and equipment.
  • Reach out  to community members to support matching fall interns with virtual mentors.
  • Support the Disability Advocacy Certificate Program through brainstorming potential speakers, uploading course materials into the learning management platform, and providing feedback on assignments.
  • Support the coordination and logistics for one in-person gathering of the fall cohort and provide on-site logistical support (travel required) from Friday, November 3 – Monday, November 6


  • Previous coordination experience required.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer experience proficiency related to Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), virtual platforms (e.g. Zoom, Monday.com, Google Drive), e-mail, and researching information.
  • Background knowledge in disability rights, disability justice, and disability policy.

Application Process

  • Please submit your application materials on the following job application link, including:
  • Resume
  • Application Questions
    • Why do you want to support the launch of the AAPD Fall Internship Program? (150-200 words)
    • Please pick one or two experiences from your resume and describe a situation where you used your program coordination experience and skills. (150-200 words)
  • Two professional references

If you have any inquiries or need to make an accommodation request, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Fall Internship Program Assistant Inquiry.”

AAPD will accept applications until Friday May 12, at 5pm ET. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.