We encourage our members to share with their networks this announcement by the American Association of People with Disabilities:
“2021 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award
Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. Two (2) individuals will each receive $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and $7,500 to further a new or existing project or initiative that increases opportunities for people with disabilities. The recipients of the 2021 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards will be honored among national disability leaders at the 2021 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala which will be held virtually in Spring of 2021.
AAPD will host a Zoom webinar on Thursday, October 15 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm ET for any interested applicants to review the information below and answer any questions you have. ASL and CART will be provided. Register here for the webinar.
2021 AAPD Summer Internship
In 2002, AAPD launched the Summer Internship Program to develop the next generation of leaders with disabilities. We place college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations within the Washington, DC area. During the summer, each intern is matched with a mentor who provides them with career guidance. AAPD provides interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully accessible housing. We recruit a diverse cohort of interns. As a result, we connect our host employers to talented emerging leaders with disabilities.