DC Peers, a nonprofit dedicated to creating more inclusive and neurodiverse social opportunities in the community, is looking for interns to support our free and low-cost neurodiverse social programs for middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and adults. Our programs bring autistic and neurotypical peers together to discuss and strategize about the complexities of the social world, and about the misunderstandings created by neurological differences.
DC Peers is doing something unique in this area, and it’s a great opportunity for those who are professionally and/or personally interested and invested in deepening our community’s understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of our autistic and neurodivergent peers.
This year will be a growth year for DC Peers. We need help facilitating the groups, and also with the administrative, organizational, fundraising, strategic, and other matters involved in growing a small nonprofit and expanding its reach and its value. We have volunteers who help when they can, but we need 1-2 interns who can commit between 30-50 hours a month (depending on the candidate) in exchange for some training, experience, and a small stipend.
Qualifications of the ideal candidate: intelligence, communicativeness, sense of humor, writing and research skills, resourcefulness, flexibility, ability to work independently, and reliable availability on Sunday afternoons, as well as some Saturday afternoons and weeknights. Most important: a genuine interest in and hopefully familiarity with the autism spectrum in all its beauty and complexity.
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