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May Opportunities

May. 18th, 2006 | 01:20 pm
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Internship Opportunities| Leadership Opportunities | Scholarships

Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
CONNECT Internship
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is hiring four interns for summer 2006. Interns will work with the CONNECT team to complete objectives that support a statewide network for students with disabilities. The interns will work independently in one of four regions (Upper and Northern Lower Peninsula, Southeast Michigan, West Michigan, Thumb Area) throughout the state. All interns will receive a stipend of $3,600 and coverage of approved travel expenses.
For more information please follow this link http://www.copower.org/leader/intership.htm.
Resumes are due May 19th

The Washington Center Internship
Now in its 30th year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is an educational nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.
http://www.twc.edu/default.shtml

The White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program is a unique opportunity to learn more about he daily operations of the White House. In addition to normal office duties interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate e tours and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, DC area.
Applications are due June 16, 2006 for fall 2006 http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html.


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Leadership Opportunities for Students with Disabiilties
Disability Pride Parade
Check out the third annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago. Disability Pride Parade Mission is to change the way people think about and define “disability,” To break down and end the internalized shame among people with disabilities and to promote the belief in society that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take Pride.
The Parade date is July 22.
http://www.disabilityprideparade.com/.

Give your Feedback to the ADA
Give comments on the ADA. Talk about what has worked for you, what barriers you still encounter and how the ADA has made a difference in your life. The form is short and simple. Comment only on topics of interest or concern to you. There is no identification necessary or asked other than the state in which you live to help assure we are reaching all parts of the country.
http://www.adata.org/.

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Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities
Reebok Human Rights Young Activist Program
Do you know a young activist that is working hard? Reward them with recognition by nominating them for the Rebook Young Activist Award. Reebok is calling for nominations of student activists. Students will be able to donate $5,000 to a nonprofit of their choice.
Deadline: Applications are taking on rolling bases http://www.reebok.com/static/global/intiatives/rights/text-only/ya/nomin.html.

Exceptional Nurse
ExceptionaNurse.com awards scholarships to qualified students with disabilities to help with their education in a nursing education program.
Deadline: June 1st
http://www.exceptonalnurse.com/scholarship.html.

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Michigan INternship

May. 18th, 2006 | 01:18 pm
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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) Internship Opportunity
Position: Four Summer Internships, for currently enrolled college students.
Status: Contract Position
Dates: June 19 through September 1, 2006
Pay: Stipend of $3,600 and coverage of approved travel expenses
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition launched the CONNECT (College Organizations Networking Now Each Creating Ties) Program in the summer of 2005. The vision is to establish a network of support for college students with disabilities. This is established by empowering students with disabilities to start and enhance disability organizations in their colleges; making a statewide impact by networking students together; and connecting students to scholarship, leadership, networking and internship opportunities.

Intern’s Role:
The intern will work with the CONNECT team to complete objectives that support a statewide network for students with disabilities. The intern will work independently in one of four regions (Upper and Northern Lower Peninsula, Southeast Michigan, West Michigan, Thumb Area) throughout the state. The intern is expected to support MDRC’s vision to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future. Full citizenship is the expected role that people with disabilities will play, and their hopes and dreams parallel those of citizens without disabilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Develop college network by identifying and contacting schools that are interested in forming disability organizations of students.
Enhance relationships between CONNECT and college disability support offices.
Expand and enhance mail and email contacts of participant and college networks.
Present to college freshman students with disabilities information that encourages becoming active in the disability communities on and off campus.
Work closely with the leadership development team in Lansing.
Submit completed paperwork in a timely matter.
Required Skills:

Self organized, detail-oriented and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written skills
Excellent computer skills in MS word, email and internet research.
Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationship and work collaboratively with MDRC, like-minded organizations, students, faculty, media and public.
Willingness to travel
Please send resume and three references to:
Carolyn Lejuste at clejuste@prosynergy.org
Subject line: SUMMER INTERN
MDRC 780 W. Lake Lansing Ste. 200
East Lansing, MI 48823

Resume and references must be received May 19, 2006

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Scholarship/Leadership

Mar. 14th, 2006 | 01:43 pm
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Hi all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful March, and is getting excited about the March retreat. Applications are still being accepted for anyone that would still like to come. Please remember the retreat is FREE, including food and lodging. I also hope that students apply for the Monster Diversity Leadership Program which is also free to all participants. I look forward to meeting those students coming to the retreat in March.
If anyone has any questions about CONNECT please feel free to contact me at tsquires@match.org Best wishes and good luck on scholarship applications, Theresa Squires College Leadership Coordinator

CONNECT’s March E-Zine

*Leadership Opportunities

Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD 2006) WILD 2006 is a unique international opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, exchange wisdom and strategies, create new visions and build networks of support to improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities internationally.
Young women with disabilities ages 20-30 are encouraged to apply.
Applications are taking on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early, applications final deadline is March 28.
Apply today at http://www.miusa.org/wild/index_html

Monster Diversity Leadership Program
The Monster DLP is a highly selective leadership program designed to help college students of diverse background develop fundamental career skills, gain access to top companies and discover or embrace their passion.
Applications are taking on a rolling basis and fill up quickly so apply online today at http://www.monsterdlp.com/student/start/default.asp

*An Opportunity to CONNECT!

CONNECT Retreat
March 24-26 will be the first statewide networking opportunity for campus leaders of organizations for students with disabilities. The CONNECT retreat will be held at the Leaven Retreat Center www.leaven.org/ in Lyons, Michigan. Students will have the opportunity to network with one another, share ideas, talk about past and present accomplishments, and learn by connecting with other leaders like themselves. The retreat will cover a variety of topics including:
*How to network with other students and agencies in the state of Michigan to make a greater impact on the disability rights movement.
*How to recruit and maintain membership *How to keep the sustainability of your group when members graduate *How to hold campus wide events, including recruitment of speakers *and much, much more All topics were selected and chosen by conversations held with student disability organizations, and will be led by student leaders. This retreat is free to participants, including food, lodging and all events; a small stipend will be provided to cover transportation costs. If you have not received a registration packet and are interested in this event, please contact Theresa Squires at tsquires@match.org or toll free at 800-760- 4600 ext. 26.

*Scholarships

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
The program is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2006. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. During the six years of the Foundation's existence, approximately 25% of the students who have applied have been awarded scholarships.
Deadline for this scholarship is March 17.
Apply at http://www.cfscholarship.org/applications.htm

Immune Deficiency Foundation
IDF Scholarship is open to patients with a Primary Immune Deficiency as classified by the World Health Organization. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school Deadline for this scholarship is March 31.
Apply at http://www.primaryimmune.org/services/scholarship.htm

Christian Record Scholarship
Partial Scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. To be an applicant you must be legally blind and be attending college as a full-time student on the undergraduate level Deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
Apply at http://www.christianrecord.org/services/scholarships.php

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship
Any student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply.
Deadline for this scholarship is April 15.
Apply at http://www.ahfinfo.com/ahfinfo/bc_mem¬_scholarship.html

If this letter was forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the CONNECT list serve or would like to learn more about this opportunity please email tsquires@match.org.

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Feb. 22nd, 2006 | 10:18 am
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*Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary service Make a difference this summer by attending the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS)! This dynamic program is intended for students who are involved in volunteer activities and are excited about exploring professional opportunities in the non-profit sector.
IPVS is ideal for undergraduate student leaders who are engaged in service programs on and off their campuses. All majors and fields of study are welcome. With a single application, students are enrolled at Georgetown University, live in a furnished apartment on campus in the center of DC, and are placed in a competitive internship for eight weeks.
Applications are taking on a rolling basis and scholarships are filling up fast so apply today at http://www.dcinternships.org/ipvs/about/index.asp

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APPLY TODAY!!!!

Feb. 21st, 2006 | 10:03 pm
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Ok here is the deal, this organization is working on accomodations for the first time. I have been helping this organization to become an inclusive, accessible atmosphere. I would love to have as many students with disabilities apply as possible... THIS IS A FREE EVENT and one of the BIGGEST leadership programs in the country.
APPLY!!!

Monster Diversity Leadership Program

The Monster Diversity Leadership Program is the largest national leadership program for students with diverse backgrounds. The DLP is a highly-selective leadership program designed to help college students develop fundamental career skills, network with top companies and discover their passion. Selected participants will spend a summer weekend with 300 other student leaders in 1 of 10 major U.S. cities.

Apply now applications are taking on a rolling basis till May 19, 2006.

www.MonsterDLP.com

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Here we GO

Jan. 30th, 2006 | 04:28 pm
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*Leadership Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

 

Summer Leadership Program in Tokyo

MIUSA will lead a 16-day program to Tokyo, Japan, tentatively scheduled from August 1 - 17, 2006. The program is focused on building leadership and cross-cultural skills in twelve young emerging leaders with disabilities, all between the ages of 18 – 24. People with disabilities who are interested in a cross-cultural and disability rights learning experience are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due March 15, 2006

To learn more follow this link http://www.miusa.org/exchange/japan2006/

 

Monster Diversity Leadership Program

The Monster Diversity Leadership Program is the largest national leadership program for students with diverse backgrounds.  The DLP is a highly-selective leadership program designed to help college students develop fundamental career skills, network with top companies and discover their passion. Selected participants will spend a summer weekend with 300 other student leaders in 1 of 10 major U.S. cities.

Apply now applications are taking on a rolling basis till May 19, 2006.

www.MonsterDLP.com

 

Sixth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability Conference

The conference is seeking undergraduate and graduate research; performance, writing or visual art. Applied and community service projects for a poster session and reception on Monday, April 17, 2006. 

Poster proposals are due March 22, 2006

To learn more follow this link http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2006postercompetition.htm

 

Be Published or Awarded $1000

A chance to be published or awarded $1000 to present your best practices at a national conference!  The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) wants to know what campuses of all sizes across the nation are successfully doing to serve students with non-apparent disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, psychiatric conditions, health-related disabilities, etc.) who are participating in greater numbers in education abroad. 

Deadline is March 14, 2006

To learn more follow this link

http://www.miusa.org/ncde/campuscollaborations/index_html

 

*An Opportunity to CONNECT!

 

CONNECT Retreat

March 24-26 will be the first statewide networking opportunity for campus leaders of organizations for students with disabilities.  The CONNECT retreat will be held at the Leaven Retreat Center www.leaven.org/ in Lyons, Michigan.  Students will have the opportunity to network with one another, share ideas, talk about past and present accomplishments, and learn by connecting with other leaders like themselves.  The retreat will cover a variety of topics including:

*How to network with other students and agencies in the state of Michigan to make a greater impact on the disability rights movement.

*How to recruit and maintain membership

*How to keep the sustainability of your group when members graduate

*How to hold campus wide events, including recruitment of speakers

*and much, much more

All topics were selected and chosen by conversations held with student disability organizations, and will be led by student leaders. 

This retreat is free to participants, including food, lodging and all events; a small stipend will be provided to cover transportation costs.

If you have not received a registration packet and are interested in this event, please contact Theresa Squires at tsquires@match.org or toll free at 800-760- 4600 ext. 26.

 

 

*Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities

 

Study Abroad Scholarship

http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman/apply/application.html

Over 700 scholarships are available to undergraduates participating in study abroad programs.  The program aims to support students who are traditionally underrepresented including community college students, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.  To be eligible, students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of the application. 

Deadline for fall study abroad April 4th

 

Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association

http://www.chasa.org/scholarship.htm

Available to students who have hemiplegia or are infant or childhood stroke survivors.

Applications are due March 1

 

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

http://www.ulmanfund.org/Services/Scholarship/tabid/73/Default.aspx

Several scholarships available to students 15-40 years of age who have had or are living with cancer.

Applications due April 1

 

The Reggie Johnson Memorial Scholarship

http://www.blindcitizens.org/abc_scholarship.htm

Available to students who are legally blind.

Applications are due April 15

 

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?p=College_Scholarship_Awards

Several scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss prior to acquiring spoken language. 

Applications are due April 15 

 

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship

http://www.ahfinfo.com/ahfinfo/bc_mem_scholarship.html

Available to students with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder. 

Applications are due April 15

 

Factor Support Network Pharmacy

www.FactorSupport.com

Available to students with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease (vWD) or be an immediate family member of someone with Hemophilia or vWD. 

Applications are due April 30

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Internship opportunities

Jan. 4th, 2006 | 04:19 pm
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*Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

 

Working into Our Future: Job Hunting and Career Building

Are you interested in learning more about the following topics: resources (websites, organizations, etc.) that are available to help with job/internship hunting, writing of the resume and cover letter, helpful interview advice and much more?  Than join the National Youth Leadership Network on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 7:30 for the teleconference and webcast. 

Register here or contact Lisa McMahon at mcmahonl@pdx.edu or 1-866-480-6565. You can participate through a toll-free telephone number or online. Please use Josie Badger’s name as your referral. 

To learn more about NYLN, the national voice for young leaders with disabilities click here to visit their home page. 

 

2006 Summer I.T. Internship in Washington, DC

“Administered by AAPD and sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in information technology are encouraged to apply.  Accepted candidates will work in various agencies in the executive branch of the federal government. Roundtrip air travel and housing will be provided to interns, and each student will receive a stipend.”

Apply soon applications are due January 13

Click here to learn more about this opportunity

 

Emerging Leaders

“Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.” 

The final due date for applications for the summer of 2006 is January 31, 2006.  Applicants are placed on a rolling base.

Click here to learn more about Emerging Leaders

 

ENTRY POINT!

“Entry Point is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.” Entry Point provides nationwide internship opportunities, including opportunities to intern for NASA.

Apply as soon as possible they will make placements at end of April.

Click here to learn more about ENTRY POINT

 

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Scholarships January- March

Jan. 4th, 2006 | 04:18 pm
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Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities

           

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

Available to Students that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder. 

Application due January 13

 

National MS Society Scholarship Program

Available to students with MS.

Application due February 16

 

FANTeen Scholarship

Available to students with food allergies. 

Application due March 1

 

Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund

Available to students who were diagnosed or recurrence of cancer occurred between the ages of 13 and graduation from high school. 

Applications are accepted from March 1 till May 31, 2006

 

SBAA One-Year Scholarship

Available to students with Spina Bifida

Applications due March 1

 

Multiply Scholarships from the National Federation for the Blind

Available to students who are legally blind.

Applications due March 31

 

 

 

 

 

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Internship opportunity

Jan. 3rd, 2006 | 12:18 am
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2006 SUMMER I.T. INTERNSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC for Undergraduate students with disabilities

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE - JAN. 13, 2006 (5pm, eastern)

2006 SUMMER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Administered by AAPD and sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in information technology are encouraged to apply. Accepted candidates will work in various agencies in the executive branch of the federal government. Roundtrip air travel and housing will be provided to interns, and each student will receive a stipend.

Applications now available from www.AAPD.com

Apply by: Friday, JANUARY 13, 2006 (5:00pm, eastern).

Questions and submissions for I.T. program: WWW.AAPD.COM or AAPDmsintern@aol.com

ABOUT AAPD:

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the largest cross-disability national membership organization in the country with more than 100,000 members. Its mission is the political and economic empowerment of all children and adults with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Phone: 800-840-8844 (v/tty) or 202-457-0046 (v/tty)

Fax: 202-457-0473

Website: www.aapd.com

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A workshop and a club to join

Jan. 2nd, 2006 | 07:43 pm
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This will be the first opportunity that I have available to you.  If you decide to attend please name Josie Badger, as the person who told you about it, since this is the wonderful disability activist that made me aware of this opportunity.  This opportunity will also be an opportunity to learn about NYLN the National Youth Leadership Network.  The NYLN is the National voce for young leaders with disabilities. You can learn more about this organization at http://nyln.org/

Working into Our Future:

Job Hunting and Career Building

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
7:30pm Eastern, 6:30pm Central, 5:30pm Mountain, 4:30pm Pacific, 1:30pm Hawaii

 

 

Come and join this teleconference/webcast to learn more about the following topics:

 

·                    Resources (websites, organizations, etc.) that are available to help with job/internship hunting

·                    Writing of the resume and cover letter

·                    Helpful interview advice

·                    and much, much more

 

To sign up, please go to www.nyln.org or contact Lisa McMahon at mcmahonl@pdx.edu or 1-866-480-6565. You can participate through a toll-free telephone number or on-line.

This teleconference/webcast is conducted by the National Youth Information Center of the:

National Youth Leadership Network

Thanks to Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) for supporting this event!

NYLN is supported by:

US Department of Education, US Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Developmental Disabilities, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Council on Disability

 

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