Apply for the 2022 AAPD Summer Internship Program


2022 AAPD Summer Internship


The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the application for the 2022 AAPD Summer Internship Program is now open! We aim to build a diverse cohort of students and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested in a 10-week paid summer internship program that focuses on building their careers, developing their leadership and advocacy skills, and engaging with the broader disability community.

What the program entails:

  • Week-long orientation with AAPD staff, partners, and guest speakers
  • Prestigious internship placement in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private companies
  • 1:1 Mentorship based on intern’s personal and career interests
  • Weekly leadership and advocacy classes in the Disability Advocacy Certificate Program
  • Professional development and community events
  • Being a part of a supportive cohort community

Eligible applicants are people who self-identify as having a disability and are a:

  • Current undergraduate, graduate, law students, participants in skills-based or apprenticeship program OR
  • Recent graduate (within the last 5 years)

What we cover:

  • Housing (if in person) OR Technology stipend (if remote)
  • Transportation to and from Washington, DC
  • Internship stipend equivalent to $15 an hour

The 2022 Summer Internship program will provide both in-person internships in Washington, DC as well as fully remote internships from across the country options based on the intern’s preference.


Apply Now


Apply for the 2022 AAPD Summer Internship Program by Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 5 PM ET!

Check out the application and learn more details on our website.