The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) and the Fund for Leadership, Equity, Access and Diversity (LEAD Fund) offer substantive programs designed to give undergraduate and graduate students interested in such fields as equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, civil rights, EEO law, nonprofit development, human resources, web communications, event management, public affairs and public service, real-world work experience in the policy, practice and nonprofit management fields. This program provides interns and fellows the chance to increase their knowledge and awareness of the above issues, enhance their understanding of the way nonprofits work, and observe the legislative and administrative processes of our federal government. Interns and fellows are fully integrated into staff activities and involved in membership services, development, web content, training delivery and communications work.
AAAED/LEAD Fund Interns/Fellows work out of our office in downtown Washington, D.C., easily accessible by Metro or several bus lines. Internships are for a length of one school semester or the summer. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules. Graduate students or those with graduate degrees able to research and write papers will be considered to be AAAED/LEAD Fund Fellows.
Applicants should have strong writing skills, a desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people, ability to work collaboratively, the ability to multitask, and a strong commitment to social justice issues. They should be enrolled in a four-year college or university or in graduate/professional school. Knowledge of using social media and Microsoft Office preferred.
Interested individuals should email a cover letter detailing their interest in the AAAED/LEAD Fund Internships/Fellowships and include a resume and short writing sample (no longer than three pages) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about AAAED and the LEAD Fund, visit our website at www.aaaed.org.