[Nfbnet-members-list] NFB Summer Internship Opportunities

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Apr 9 22:33:04 UTC 2013

National Federation of the Blind
Summer Internship Opportunities
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the 
oldest and largest nationwide organization of 
blind people in the United States. With an 
affiliate in every state, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the Federation is the 
voice of the nation’s blind. In 2004, the NFB 
established the Jernigan Institute as the first 
research and training facility developed and 
directed by blind people. Through its members at 
the local level and programs and services offered 
through the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, 
Maryland, the Federation has established itself 
as a leader in creating innovative education 
programs, technologies, research, and 
partnerships that will forever change 
opportunities for the blind. As we imagine and 
build a future full of opportunities, we are 
interested in fostering leadership and innovation through NFB internships.
NFB internships provide an opportunity for 
individuals to contribute to the work of the 
Federation while gaining valuable work experience 
at the center of innovation in the blindness 
field. NFB internships will be hosted at the NFB 
headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, and may last 
a month or a semester depending on the needs of 
the NFB and the skills and interests of the 
intern. Internship placements are currently 
available for the summer of 2013. NFB internships 
include a stipend and can include sleeping 
accommodations at the NFB Jernigan Institute.
Areas where interns might be placed during the summer of 2013 include:
· Access technology
· Civil rights­especially advocacy around voting 
rights and educational accessibility
· Data management
· Education programs
· Governmental affairs
· Information technology
· Jacobus tenBroek Library
· NFB NEWSLINE® for the Blind
· Outreach and fundraising
· Public relations & social media
Individuals interested in applying for an 
internship with the National Federation of the 
Blind should prepare the following materials and 
submit them no later than April 30, 2013:
1. A cover letter expressing why you are uniquely 
qualified for an NFB internship, what area you 
would prefer to work in, and what types of 
projects you are interested in doing during your 
internship. Please include any innovative new 
projects that you might want to help initiate 
during your internship. The letter should also 
express the dates you would be available to 
perform your internship with the NFB.
2. A resume including current contact information.
3. Two or three references with complete contact information.
Send all of your materials, preferably via email, to:
National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
Attn: Bridgid Burke
Director of Fiscal Services
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Email: bburke at nfb.org
Questions regarding NFB internships can be 
directed to Mark Riccobono at 410-659-9314, 
extension 2368, or mriccobono at nfb.org.

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