We’re looking for interns!

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ASAN has openings for internships starting in Spring 2023! 

This Spring 2023 semester, we’re opening up applications for an internship in policy, as well as an internship in programs and communications. Interns will work with ASAN staff to figure out what professional skills they would like to work on, and how we can best support them. Interns will work remotely.

For more information, check out our internship descriptions below!

Time: February to May 2023

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Compensation: Many colleges or universities have programs to pay for their students to do an internship. ASAN will support an intern’s application for funding of this kind. If these programs are not available for the selected candidate’s academic program, or if that candidate is not a student, ASAN will provide $1,500/month in compensation. ASAN also supports students who seek academic credit for their work with us.

Location: Remote

Programs and Communications Intern

The Programs & Communications intern will work closely with the Operations team to help with events, resources, and communications tasks.

  • Help manage and grow ASAN’s social media presence across multiple platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, & others)
  • Work with ASAN staff to relay information about ASAN’s work to the public and promote ASAN resources
  • Draft social media and email campaigns and action alerts
  • Translate documents into Plain Language/Easy Read
  • Assist with digital fundraising, including end of year and membership campaigns
  • Assist with preparing for events, such as programs and webinars
  • Create new resources for grassroots advocates

Skills preferred:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
  • Strong phone, email, and written communication skills (this can include using AAC or other communication supports as necessary)
  • Familiarity with the disability rights, self-advocacy, and neurodiversity movements
  • Ability to take direction, take initiative, and work in a team
  • Willingness to learn about and respect the different access needs of self-advocates and work colleagues

Policy Intern

The intern will be expected to help track policy issues, conduct research, and prepare presentations as well as attending some internal and external meetings.

Qualifications: This position requires basic research and writing skills. Many people learn these skills in college or university education, but people can also learn these skills through experience, such as jobs or volunteer work. Either is acceptable for this internship. If you are an undergraduate student, we are asking that you be in your third year or later when the internship starts. 

Candidates should have a strong interest in public policy, but previous policy experience is not needed. In the Policy Team at ASAN, we work to make sure laws, regulations, and the way public money is spent meet the needs of all autistic people.

Candidates from marginalized backgrounds, including people of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to mbartley@autisticadvocacy.org. Your writing sample can be any piece of writing you have written that is a good example of your skill. It should be at least one page long. For example, your writing sample could be a college paper or an article that you wrote. 

This is a great opportunity for community members to gain skills while learning about disability policy firsthand. ASAN is a uniquely qualified place to help you learn about what you need to do your best work, solve problems, and build on the skills you already have. Apply today!