Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF)

2013 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF)
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, March 22, 2013.
The HSC Foundation, in partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), is now accepting applications for a paid fellowship position with the organizations’ disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability, who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions. The fellowship starts June, 2013, and continues for 12 months. Under the supervision of AAPD’s Programs’ Manager, the Youth Transitions Fellow (YTF) will gain exposure to youth programs, serving people with disabilities and will have the opportunity to facilitate collaboration among internship, fellowship, and apprenticeship programs; based in the greater Washington, DC area.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Ability to facilitate collaboration among large groups
Ability to work with people in all levels of an organization, including young people with a variety of disabilities
Strong oral communication skills and strong organizational skills
Creative and innovative personality
Familiarity with technology and social networking tools
Strong interest in youth transition for people with disabilities and organizing.

Anyone who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. PLEASE NOTE: This fellowship is specifically for people with disabilities.

Please Provide the Following:
Please attach your resume in Microsoft Word format.
Please provide the contact information for four (4) references who are familiar with your qualifications, relevant to this fellowship and your personal character.
Please attach, in Microsoft Word format, two (2) letters of recommendation from two (2) of the above-mentioned references. PLEASE NOTE: Additional references and/or materials will not be considered.

What Happens Next:
Completed applications received by AAPD before 5:00 PM EST, Friday, March 22, 2013 will be collected and reviewed by our team.
Semi-Finalists will be contacted for short, preliminary telephone interviews.
Finalists will be contacted for formal telephone interviews.
The fellow will be selected and notified by May 2013.

2013 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF)
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, March 22, 2013.
The fellow must be able to begin the first week of June 2013.

The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center
The HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center is a collaborative learning community to benefit youth with disabilities and returning wounded veterans. The National Youth Transitions Center, developed by The HSC Foundation, will bring together the resources of multiple organizations to provide much needed transitions related services, research, public policy, best practices, pilot projects, and evaluation so that youth with disabilities can achieve their greatest level of independence. The Center will create a forum to enhance the ability of young people and veterans with disabilities to enter and reenter the workforce, participate in and contribute to community life, and become productive members of society.
The American Association of People with Disabilities
The American Association of People with Disabilities is the nation's largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.
Applications must be received by
5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on or before Friday, March 22, 2013
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