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Microsoft-AAPD Federal Information Technology (I.T.) Internship Program

By December 2, 2008

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The Microsoft-AAPD Federal Information Technology (I.T.) Internship Program offers students with disabilities and an interest in I.T., a very rewarding summer internship experience. The internship is made available through a grant provided by Microsoft and administered by AAPD. A total of 10 students with disabilities are accepted each year and the internship offers an opportunity for students to participate in an eleven (11) week I.T. internship at a federal agency in Washington, DC.

Qualifications:

This internship is open to all students with disabilities currently enrolled in a two or four year college program at the time they begin the internship. All applicants must have completed a minimum of one semester of college at the time they apply and must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age, and possess some type of disability.

Benefits:

A stipend of $2,500 will be paid in 3 equal installments and housing is provided for all interns. Students wishing to do the internship for credit can arrange for this via their college or university. Roundtrip transportation to Washington, DC, will be arranged prior to and at the end of each internship.

The internship offers students a series of seminars and special events and introduces them to a variety of national disability leaders.

Application Process:

To download an application, you can go to How to Apply. For questions, applicants can contact AAPD at (800) 840-8844, or email internship@aapd.com.

Deadline to Apply:

All applications must be received by 5pm, January 9, 2009. Applications can be submitted either electronically or via regular mail.

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