Jan 25, 2018 2018-01-25
RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, is looking to recruit top talent with and without disabilities for their National Leadership Program. The organization will accept 12 outstanding and diverse young leaders from around the country who want to advance disability issues and who want careers in media, public policy, or advocacy. Graduates of the program have gone on to work at the White House, run for office, work for top advocacy organizations and think tanks, and attend top graduate schools. This summer, fellows will work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in Hollywood; promote educational and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities; organize a national summit in Washington, DC; and more. Fellows will meet elected officials, experts, and celebrities, while doing hands-on work to promote positive, accurate, diverse, and inclusive media portrayals.
Deadlines: Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2018, which allows for flexible dates between January 2 and May 25, 2018, for a minimum of nine weeks. Applications for Summer 2018 also are open. The dates for Summer 2018 are June 4–August 10, 2018, with room for flexibility.