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May. 18th, 2006 | 01:18 pm
posted by: drytears22 in resources4u

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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