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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
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Washington, DC 20002
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To list jobs, internships, or fellowships related to disability public policy on the CCD website,
please visit: Job Posting Request Form.

Internship/fellowship: 2024 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award   - AAPD 

AAPD is seeking to recognize two (2) emerging leaders or groups with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. People can apply as an individual or as a group up to four (4) people being recognized for the award. Awardees will receive $7,500 to further a new or existing initiative that increases opportunities for people with disabilities and $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the disability community.

We encourage applicants who self-identify as an emerging leader with a disability to apply, regardless of U.S. citizenship, incarceration status, or age. We especially encourage people who have experienced intersecting forms of discrimination and from historically excluded backgrounds, rural areas, and U.S. territories to apply. An applicant’s status as an emerging leader is not necessarily tied to age, education status, employment, or specific experience or involvement in the disability community.

For more information, visit

[Date: October 10, 2023]

2024 AAPD Summer Internship Program  - AAPD 

The AAPD Summer Internship Program is a professional and career development opportunity for disabled students and recent graduates. In this program, participants access meaningful employment, gain leadership skills, and connect to the broader disability community. We place college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in a 10-week paid summer internship for 32 hours a week with Congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations within the Washington, DC area and nationwide.

For Summer 2024, AAPD will offer a hybrid internship program with some interns joining remotely from across the country while some interns will be based in Washington DC.

During the summer, interns will:
Build their leadership and advocacy skills in our Disability Advocacy Certificate Program
Connect one on one with a mentor who has similar professional goals and interests
Join virtual weekly community events

AAPD provides all interns with a competitive living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and supports for housing and technology.

For more information, visit

[Date: October 10, 2023]

Civil Rights - Supported Decision-Making Staff Attorney - Center for Public Representation 

The Center for Public Representation (CPR) is seeking a new Staff Attorney!

This position is for a staff attorney with up to 3 years of legal experience who is committed to advancing the civil and decision-making rights of people with disabilities and who is dedicated to racial and social justice.

This attorney would join our systemic litigation and policy team to promote civil rights, self-determination, community integration, and improvements in services for people with disabilities throughout the country. This attorney would also be an integral part of CPR’s Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, which focus on ensuring people with disabilities exercise choice in all aspects of their lives. 

For more information, visit

[Date: August 29, 2023]

Aging Policy Director - ADvancing States 

ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community-based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities. ADvancing States is seeking an aging policy director. The director will have the responsibility for providing technical assistance and training to the nation’s state aging directors. The successful candidate will be a college graduate with a minimum of five years of experience in aging; strong leadership skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and possess analytical capability.
This position is full-time and based in Arlington, Virginia. Some travel is required. 

For more information, visit 

[Date: August 10, 2023]

Specialist, State Legislative Affairs - APTA

About APTA

Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?

Then you want to work for APTA!

APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.

For more information, visit

[Date: August 2, 2023]

Manager, State Affairs - APTA

Brief Desciption:  This position is the lead for the Association's State Affairs department.
Unit/Department: Public Affairs/State Affairs
FLSA Status:  Full-time, Exempt
Location:  This position is located on-site at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA
For more information, visit

[Date: June 12, 2023]

Senior Medicare Attorney - Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with at least 5 years of experience, expertise in Medicare, and a strong commitment to advancing equity, to join our Health Team. The ideal candidate would have experience at the state and/or federal level working on integration issues for the large population of low-income older adults who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and be passionate about using our equity framework to advance equity for this population. 

For more information, visit

[Date: May 24, 2023]

Senior Director, Strategic Health Resource Center - The Jewish Federations of North America

The Senior Director for the Strategic Health Resource Center will join a public affairs and advocacy team based in Washington, DC that represents the interests and concerns of 146 local federations and more than 300 independent communities to members of Congress and the administration. JFNA’s Public Affairs Office advocates for federal policies and funding that impact federations and hundreds of affiliated nonprofit hospitals, family and children’s service agencies, nursing homes and aging communities, and vocational agencies caring for tens of thousands of people every day in our communities throughout the country.

For more information, visit Senior Director, Strategic Health Resource Center | The Jewish Federations of North America

[Date: May 23, 2023]


Senior Director of Policy - RespectAbility 

The Senior Director of Policy is a full-time position responsible for guiding the policy team, working with community members, policymakers, partners, and the larger RespectAbility team to achieve the policy and advocacy goals outlined in RespectAbility’s strategic plan and policy agenda. This position reports to the President and CEO and directs all aspects of RespectAbility’s Policy Department.

The Senior Director of Policy will lead efforts to shape public policy, advocating for priorities informed by the disability community. The Senior Director will work with all members of the policy team to support legislation, regulations, and other policymaking that benefit the disability community and advocate against legislation, regulations, and other policymaking that harm the disability community. The Senior Director will create and implement strategies to educate and impact policymakers at the federal and state levels. The Senior Director manages director- and manager- level policy team employees. The Senior Director will also support Policy Fellows through the National Leadership Program.

For more information, visit

[Date: May 15, 2023]

Programs Coordinator - American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

In this role, the AAPD Programs Coordinator will coordinate three AAPD programs: the Alumni Network, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD), and the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. The Coordinator will focus on strengthening the three initiatives by creating spaces and opportunities for program participants to build community connections and participate in AAPD events that will advance their career aspirations. The Coordinator will also develop and sustain relevant external partnerships to engage with their programs. Lastly, in conjunction with the Communications and Programs team, the Coordinator will uplift and amplify the achievements and stories of our program participants. The Programs Coordinator will demonstrate a strong understanding of community building and outreach efforts.

For more information, visit

[Date: May 11, 2023]

Events & Logistics Coordinator - American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 

The Events and Logistics Coordinator will provide coordination and administrative support of programs-related meetings and events. The Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring smooth event preparation, management, and vendor relationships. AAPD events will be in-person, hybrid, and virtual. The Coordinator will demonstrate a strong understanding of different components required to ensure the meetings and events are executed efficiently and accessibly. This person will be detail oriented and can manage multiple competing priorities. Lastly, due to the highly collaborative nature of this position, the Coordinator will be a team-player with strong communication skills. 

For more information, visit

[Date: May 11, 2023]

Fall Internship Program - American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

AAPD has provided summer internship opportunities for students and recent graduates with disabilities for over twenty years. Starting in Fall 2023, we will expand our program and welcome our first fall interns.
The 2023 AAPD Fall Internship Program will be completely virtual. Eight interns will complete remote internships at pre-selected placement sites. Interns will work part-time for 15 to 20 hours a week. The program will be 10 weeks long. It will run from October 2 to December 8, 2023.

For more information, visit

[Date: May 11, 2023]

Manager, Advocacy Engagement - Muscular Dystrophy Association 

The Manager, Advocacy Engagement will report to the Director of Advocacy Engagement. This individual will have previous grassroots organization and campaign experience working on national level public policy and advocacy efforts. The Manager will be able to assist and lead grassroots efforts that support public policy policies that benefit the neuromuscular disease community. In addition, the Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of MDA’s Grassroots technology and advocate database. This individual will work with colleagues across MDA’s departments to ensure that efforts to serve the community align with the organization’s advocacy priorities. 

For more information, visit:

[Date: April 19, 2023]

Manager, Housing Development -  The Kelsey 

The Kelsey will be hiring for several roles over the next couple of months. If you are interested in learning about roles, please check back at or follow The Kelsey on LinkedIn.

We are hiring a full-time team member to join our growing real estate team
For more detailed description go to The Kelsey's Careers page:

[Date: April 12, 2023]

Representative Payee Program Operations Coordinator - NDRN

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is seeking an Operations Coordinator to work with the Representative Payee team. NDRN provides training, technical assistance, and administrative oversight to the Protection and Advocacy Systems in their monitoring of representative payees. The
Operations Coordinator facilitates the vision, focus, and timeliness of training for program managers and reviewers throughout the Network.

For more information, visit:

[Date: April 10, 2023]

Senior Manager of State Communications - Caring Across Generations 

This role will work with the organization’s advocacy, campaigns, culture change, and digital teams to execute key strategic communication plans in the states, including earned media, digital marketing, and storytelling. Experience in nonprofit and policy advocacy communications is highly desired for this role. This position reports to the Senior Director of Communications and works in close coordination with the entire communications team to coordinate and implement a cohesive organizational communications, narrative, and brand strategy. 

For more information, visit:

[Date: March 27, 2023]

Social Media Manager - Caring Across Generations 

The Social Media Manager will lead our social media strategy and day-to-day execution with an eye toward developing unique and engaging content that uplifts the voices and experiences of the Caring Majority – meaning family caregivers, parents, aging adults and disabled people. They will reinvigorate our social media channels with tried and true social media engagement tactics. They will transform our social media platforms to be a place where supporters, partners and experts come to read our timely analysis of external events as well as inspire our audiences to take action. They will create culturally competent content with a sharp analysis of race, class, disability and gender justice that resonates broadly. 

For more information, visit:

[Date: March 14, 2023]