The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network is looking for an intern in the DC area for the Fall 2011 semester. The intern would assist with administrative and other tasks, such as research, to support ASAN's important work. Requirements include good organizational and time management skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and professional communication skills. This is an unpaid internship, but ASAN is happy to work with interns to arrange course credit. This is a great opportunity for someone eager to work in the disability rights community and gain valuable skills. Being a self-starter and having excellent computer skills is a must, as this position will occur primarily via telecommuting.
We are looking for someone who is able to adapt to and tackle fast-paced work, including frequent short-notice assignments and deadlines. The ability to manage multiple responsibilities is a must. A few key duties include: research on questions relating to policy and human service practice, processing reimbursements, drafting announcements, data entry, maintaining the schedule of the President, developing short publications, summarizing policy and research articles and assisting other staff in administrative responsibilities on an as needed basis. The position is split between clerical/administrative work and substantive research and communications activities, varying on an as needed basis.
If you are interested, please contact Melody Latimer at firstname.lastname@example.org with a résumé and why you are interested in the position. Applicants with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization run by and for Autistic people, fighting for disability rights in the world of autism. Working in fields such as public policy, media representation, research and systems change, ASAN hopes to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of their own lives and the future of our common community.