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May. 18th, 2006 | 01:20 pm
posted by: drytears22 in resources4u

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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.

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.

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.

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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

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