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Recruits Needed For National Leadership Program
Updated April 10, 2017 5:43 AM
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(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Officials are looking to recruit top talent with and without disabilities for their National Leadership Program.

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. They have a fully accessible and warm office, and are located on the metro line just outside of Washington, DC. Also, there is a lot of intern housing options in the area.

Officials 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 is a fantastic opportunity for young leaders to get the skills and contacts they need to succeed. This summer, fellows will work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Hollywood, educational and employment opportunities for youth with disabilities, organize a national summit in the US Capitol and more.

Fellows will meet elected officials, experts, celebrities and do hands on work that will really move the needle!

The application deadline for the summer program is on April 17th. Visit

There are several fellowship opportunities:

  • Public Policy/Employment
  • Communications/Diversity in Film & Television
  • Program Development/Fundraising
  • Faith Inclusion

If you have any questions, please email the director of the program, Dr. Shonda McLaughlin at

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