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JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 

To list jobs, internships, or fellowships related to disability public policy on the CCD website,
please visit: Job Posting Request Form.

Internship/fellowship - The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks a recent law school graduate to join the Income Security team as a housing legal fellow to support the Center’s work advocating to increase the economic security of women and families with low incomes. The Housing Legal Fellow will focus on ensuring that women and families have the resources and supports they need to thrive, including accessible and affordable housing. Equity is at the core of NWLC’s work with a particular emphasis on centering the voices and experiences of low-income women, women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled women, and young women. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 5, 2022]


Community Relations Specialist - National Disability Rights Network

NDRN is seeking an experienced Community Relations Specialist to help our members nurture meaningful relationships with key individuals, communities, volunteers, and stakeholders, and grow the reputation of the disability rights network through high quality and reliable information, education, and outreach.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 5, 2022]


Director of Health Care and Social Security Policy - The Arc

The Arc is seeking a Director of Health Care and Social Security Policy to manage a portfolio of issues in these areas and will intervene at the federal legislative, executive, and judicial level to advocate on behalf of our constituency. The Director joins a team of highly experienced policy advocates working to advance the interests of people with IDD in the development and implementation of federal legislation and regulations. As part of the Policy and Advocacy Team, the Director will provide advanced analysis and advice on specific assigned issues, but also general guidance and assistance on other issues affecting The Arc and its mission.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 28, 2022]


Policy & Advocacy Associate - NDSC 

Overall Responsibility

The Policy & Advocacy Associate will be responsible for supporting and representing NDSC within the greater disability community on non-education-related federal and state policy issues such as employment, apprenticeships, Medicaid, financial empowerment, housing and transportation. The position is also responsible for supporting the NDSC Policy Team in all federal, state and local policy initiatives. This position reports to the NDSC Policy & Advocacy Director.


Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 28, 2022]


Audio Description Project Coordinator at the American Council of the Blind - ACB

The American Council of the Blind has a long history of advocating for civil and human rights to promote social and economic opportunity not just for our members, but for all people who are blind and visually impaired. ACB's advocacy efforts span a wide spectrum of issues and campaigns. They include access to technology, education, equal employment, economic security, and virtually every other area encompassing the human experience.
The Audio Description Project at ACB works to promote and advocate for the use of high-quality Audio Description in television, movies, performing arts, museums, educational materials and other venues where the presentation of visual media is critical to the understanding and appreciation of the content. ADP sponsors a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision. The newly created Audio Description Project Coordinator position is key to the success of this project. This position is full-time and can be performed remotely. 


Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 15, 2022]


Manager of State Government Relations - National Down Syndrome Society

Reporting to the Senior Director of Public Policy, the Manager of State Government Relations will execute the advocacy vision and government relations strategy at the state level. Coordinating closely with the Policy & Advocacy team, this role will monitor state-level legislative and regulatory activity in all NDSS’ priority areas: Health Care & Research, Education, Community Integration, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Employment. This role will engage directly and represent NDSS with state legislators and their staff, executive officers, and key stakeholders as well as NDSS grassroots advocates. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 14, 2022]


Postdoctoral Research Associate

The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a highly personalized research training experience to scholars who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities. Fellows will participate in research activities from grant proposals to research articles, and will have the opportunity to further their professional training by attending courses at Washington State University, including the Certificate in Medical Ethics.

After more than two years of COVID-related disruptions in recruitment and placement, we have redesigned the 18-month research faculty appointment to allow remote or hybrid work. We hope that this change will encourage applications from recent PhDs with disabilities, who cannot easily leave their existing support networks to relocate for a temporary academic position.

The fellowship will extend the work of the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (www.chril.org), a multisite Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: October 27, 2022]

Link to full description and how to apply


Income Security Extern, Internship/fellowship - The National Women’s Law Center (the Center)  

The National Women’s Law Center (the Center) seeks a law student extern for the spring 2023 semester for the Income Security team to support the Center’s work advocating to increase the economic security of women and families with low incomes. Law students who are available to commit 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the spring semester are eligible to apply. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, this will be a remote externship. The Center will work with the extern to secure academic credit.

The student selected will be assigned to one attorney mentor but may work with several attorneys during the semester and with the larger Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning team.

The extern will support advocacy around tax policy, housing policy, federal budget and appropriations, and anti-poverty programs critical to women’s economic security. This work includes tracking federal legislation; attending Congressional proceedings, coalition meetings and policy briefings; and supporting the preparation of NWLC products like factsheets, reports, or comments on proposed federal agency regulations. This externship will likely not involve litigation activities. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: October 27, 2022]


Disability Civil Rights Staff Attorney Position – Updated Salary Scale – Open Until Filled  - Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

Berkeley, CA
FTE: Full time
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) in Berkeley, California seeks an attorney with one to eight years of experience to help develop and litigate cutting edge cases that advance the rights of people with disabilities, and to support DREDF’s advocacy work in advancing civil rights and liberties for disabled people.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: September 20, 2022]


Public Policy Subject Matter Expert - SourceAmerica

As a Government Affairs, Public Policy SME, your work functions will include but are not limited to:

Responsible for monitoring legislation, regulation and other policy for opportunities and challenges to related key public policy issues approved by SourceAmerica Board of Directors.
Responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders in the disability community to build relationships
Responsible for drafting weekly public policy update.
Assist with drafting policy alerts, policy issue briefs, statements, and policy documents.
Assist with government affairs activities relating to public policy such as supporting the NCSE Public Policy Committee.
Provide support for other Government Affairs activities such as the Grassroots Advocacy Conference, congressional meetings, and meetings with the Administration. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: September 19, 2022]


Executive Director - The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) 

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization composed of professionals representing diverse disciplines. CLD is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across their lifespan. We do this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with disabilities through scholarly outlets and our annual conference. In addition, we foster: (a) collaboration among professionals, (b) development of leaders in the fields; and (c) policies that support individuals with learning disabilities at local, state, and national levels. We believe all individuals with learning disabilities should be empowered to achieve their full potential.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: August 10, 2022]


Accessibility and Communications Specialist - AAHD

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) www.aahd.us is a cross-disability national non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to ensuring health equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities through policy, research, education, and dissemination.  AAHD activities are largely funded by federal agencies and foundations.  The official journal of AAHD is the Disability and Health Journal (www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com).

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: August 10, 2022]


Communications Director - DREDF

The Communications Director coordinates and executes DREDF’s external and internal communications, working closely with our staff and leadership to advance our advocacy and development objectives.

Responsibilities include media relations, collaborating on social media, as well as working with other staff on our Disability Media Alliance Project (DMAP). DMAP’s purpose is to work with journalists and media professionals to inform and enhance disability representation through education and technical assistance.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: August 10, 2022]


Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & CRM - The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

The American Foundation for the Blind is looking for an experienced candidate to expand the scope of AFB’s digital engagement, advocacy, and fundraising and drive its performance to the next level. This role leads the entire stakeholder engagement cycle (awareness, consideration, conversion, and advocacy) for the AFB mission and brand.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: August 10, 2022]