Scholarships, Internships, and Employment, oh my!
This page will post a variety of campus and community events and opportunities that may be of interest or relevant to students with disabilities. Check out opportunities such as scholarships, internships, professional development opportunities and research studies.
With the exception of information presented under “SSD Events”, information included on this page are not endorsed, supported, or connected to SSD in any way.
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Fall 2018 Meeting Dates: Every Monday in the Student Activity Center
On non-meeting Thursdays DASC will be hosting study hours from 6pm-8pm in SAC 3.116! All meetings are held in the Student Activities Center (SAC 3.116) at 6pm. For more information join the Student Coalition (DASC) Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/116905971748511/
The American Association on Health and Disability is accepting applications for the Frederick J. Krause Scholarship for undergraduate (sophomore standing and above) and graduate students with disabilities who are majoring in a field related to disability and health.
Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.
This scholarship is for financial assistance designed to simultaneously increase awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and celebrate the achievements of those with cerebral palsy. ABC Law Centers will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has cerebral palsy. The 2019 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship will be presented to a single applicant who submits the required application and its accompanying essay by the deadline, July 31, 2019.
The HIE Help Center is pleased to offer an annual scholarship for a student (or a small team of students) who is committed to helping people with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), or another neonatal injury. Being personally impacted by HIE or another disability is not a requirement, as the scholarship focuses on the applicant’s goals to support those who are affected. Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply as well. A scholarship for the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year to a student or small group of students collaborating on a project.
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
College-to-Career Internship Program
The University Co-op and the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence now offer a one-of-a-kind internship program to University of Texas at Austin students serious about gaining interactive corporate experiences and mentorship opportunities aligned with their academic and professional goals.
- Application is required. You can access the application here. (Due before 14 December.)
- Open to all majors. Requires 24-60 in-residence hours and GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Requires enrolling in one-credit Spring 2019 ALD 118C job shadowing course.
- Internships are competitively paid, including during summers.
- Pay increases annually, as responsibilities increase.
- Responsibilities aligned with your career goals, and you help decide.
- First-generation students encouraged to apply!
Participate in a Research Study
University of Indianapolis, The Social Communication Research Study
University researchers would like your help in investigating cell phone/social media use, social interaction styles, and attitudes towards change! If you are between the ages of 18-25, are enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies, understand the English language, and use a cell phone or social media platforms, you qualify to participate in this brief (approximately 20-30 minutes) study. Your responses are confidential, and your participation is COMPLETELY voluntary. You may close your browser to end your participation at any time without penalty.
To access the survey, please click on this link: https://uindy.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bqL2gOCzKgt05A9
And remember, another way to help this project (or similar projects) is to share the survey with your friends! We appreciate your help in advancing social science!
Principal Investigator Name: Dr. Samantha Gray
Principal Investigator Telephone Number: 317-788-2053
Principal Investigator Email Address: email@example.com
UIndy Study#: 0899
Study Approval Date: May 28, 2018
Study Expiration Date: June 21, 2019
For many young adults going through cancer treatment, the medical team spends their time focusing on their physical health and don’t focus on young adults’ hopes, how to help them stay engaged in what brings them joy in their life, or how to help them balance their treatment to support reaching their life aspirations.
I am partnering with young adults with cancer (stages III or IV, blood cancers, and those who have metastatic or recurrent cancers) to learn what young adults are hoping for, what keeps them going during treatment, and how providers can better support them in feeling a part of their daily lives during treatment. The interview will last about an hour and will take place wherever the participant would like to meet. Many folks choose their home, a coffee shop, or a bookstore (somewhere quiet enough to talk).
Virginia Tech Exploring Civil Engineering Identity & Disability
Our research team, the majority of whom identify as people with various disabilities, is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of 60-90 minute interviews for a nationwide study exploring the professional identity formation of undergraduate civil engineering students who experience disabilities. In particular, we want to further understand how your experiences, skills, activities, values, and inter-personal relationships contribute to your career goals and how they shift over time. The results of this study will be used to enhance the educational policies and experiences of students with disabilities in civil engineering and in other engineering disciplines, more broadly.
Do I qualify to participate? You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
1. are 18 years old or older
2. are enrolled in (or intending to enroll in) a civil engineering program
3. experience some form of a disability such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or developmental disabilities
Individuals who experience disabilities may participate in this study. Your disability does not need to have been officially diagnosed by a healthcare professional; documentation from your doctor and reporting your disability to your institution are NOT required. Disabilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Visual Differences (e.g., Stargardt’s Disease, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and other forms of complete or partial blindness)
- Hearing Differences (e.g., chronic buzzing or ringing in ears, deafness in one or both ears, and other forms of complete or partial hearing loss or difference)
- Learning or Developmental Differences (e.g., autism, asperger’s, obsessive compulsive disorder, dyslexia, or other forms or learning or developmental differences)
- Auto-Immune Disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, lyme disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), type I diabetes, or other auto-immune diseases)
- Limb Differences (e.g., limb amputee or born without a limb)
- Mobility Differences (e.g., needing a walker, wheelchair, cane, or crutches or experiences difficulty walking or lifting/moving objects due to paralysis, stamina limitations, cerebral palsy, or other neuromuscular or orthopedic reasons)
If you are interested in participating in this study, please fill out and submit the following survey: http://bit.ly/2ylSic9 or visit our website at blogs.lt.vt.edu/exploringidentity/. Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential; your responses may be used in research published in professional journal articles, but your identity will not be revealed to anyone outside of the research team.
Disabled & Proud: Leading Change
Ready to create change on your college campus?
Need info, resources, and tools to improve accessibility, inclusion, and campus climate for people with disabilities at your college or university?
Register now for Disabled & Proud: Leading Change — an online conference for college students with disabilities — at https://www.disabledandproud.org!
Conference announcement includes a large image of a young black man with short hair and glasses speaking into a standing microphone. He is wearing a light purple short-sleeved shirt and a Disabled and Proud 2014 conference name tag on a lanyard around his neck. Photo courtesy of the University of Syracuse Department of Education. Text reads: Disabled and Proud. October 11-13, 2018. An online conference for and by college students with disabilities. For information and registration: DisabledandProud.org.
Leading & Learning Student Educator Forum
BeVocal and Sanger Learning Center request your support for the second annual Leading & Learning Student Educator Forum. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 23, in the Perry Castañeda Library.
The Student Educator Forum is a free, one-day conference, with panels and presentations by student educators and peer mentors designed with other student educators and peer mentors as the target audience.
This forum is an opportunity for students to showcase their professional experience, share their legacy, network with other student educators, and help make UT Austin a better place for future generations of students by working to create a culture of care. Last year’s conference had topics such as empathetic leadership, inclusive best practices, time management, and increasing student engagement.
Opening Minds, Opening Doors (OMOD): Speaking Advocates….Talk Disability in the Media!
Saturday, September 29th 1:00pm-3:00pm
AGE Building, Room 101
3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705
Calls for accurate representation of minority groups in the media have become a larger component of social movements in recent years, but the disability community is often left out of the conversation. This month we will discuss the best – and worst – depictions of disabled characters in television and film, and how these depictions inform mixed perceptions of real people with disabilities. Please join us for this important discussion and share your own perspective!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or learn more.
Bus routes: 335, 656
Giving Voice Austin 2018
AIGA Austin is working with VSA Texas to empower young adults with disabilities to give voice to their favorite social cause. Working with a professional graphic designer, youth will learn valuable graphic design skills while creatively expressing something that is significant to them.
The commitment is four lunchtime meetings (lunch provided) to meet with a mentor and create a poster design. Meetings will take place in the VSA Texas Classroom, Room 101 of the AGE Building at 3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705.
Meeting and Greet Open House – October 6th – 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Session 1 – October 13th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Session 2 – October 20th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Session 3 – October 27th – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Session 4 – November 3rd – 12:00pm-1:30pm
Finalize your poster design with your mentor and present to the group.
Posters will be on exhibit for two weeks in December. An Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Participants must be able to attend all 4 meetings. Reasonable absences due to illnesses, family emergency, etc., will be excused. To apply, please send in this completed application form.
Email, fax or send by mail to VSA Texas, 3710 Cedar Street #7, Austin, TX 78705. Fax: 512-454-1944, email@example.com.
2018 Mental Illness Awareness Week
The 2018 MIAW Art Show, an exhibition celebrating Mental Illness Awareness Week, is at Mantle Art Space, 714 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201. The exhibit includes artwork by over 20 artists from the San Antonio area.
The exhibition runs from October 13-26, 2018 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Join VSA Texas in celebrating the nationally recognized Mental Illness Awareness Week and recognize the artistic accomplishments of local artists at this though provoking exhibition that includes painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact Susan Beattie at 210-908-1776.
CMHC Mobile App Thrive
The mobile app Thrive at UT is currently recruiting students for a video project. We are looking for students who have experienced some sort of disappointment or challenge during college and are willing to share their stories to help encourage other students who may be encountering similar experiences. Your stories may be featured in future versions of our app where they can inspire students at UT schools across the state. For more information about our project, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The H-E-B Bridges Program
The H-E-B Bridges Program is about attracting untapped talent and providing a bridge to career opportunities at H-E-B for people with disabilities. H-E-B is committed to welcoming in a wider range of creative and analytical talent while retaining and growing our disability workforce. Students who identify as having autism are encouraged to apply to our H-E-B Corporate Internship Program. Below is a flyer as well as an FAQs document. We had a pilot program this past summer and found it be highly successful, so we look forward to expanding the program in 2019.