Institutional Outreach Intern

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The Institutional Outreach Intern will cultivate effective working relationships between the College Autism Network (CAN) and institutional stakeholders at colleges and universities from across the country as well as connections among campus-based ASD programs. The intern will connect with student advocates and college administrators at campus-based ASD programs to gather information on specific initiatives, research, and good practices designed to support college students with autism. The person in this position will work with CAN’s Student Advocacy and Support team to highlight these initiatives by writing blog posts, producing program summaries, and contributing to an online database of programs and services that facilitate postsecondary success for autistic students.

The Institutional Outreach Intern will cultivate effective working relationships between the College Autism Network (CAN) and institutional stakeholders at colleges and universities from across the country as well as connections among campus-based ASD programs. The intern will connect with student advocates and college administrators at campus-based ASD programs to gather information on specific initiatives, research, and good practices designed to support college students with autism. The person in this position will work with CAN’s Student Advocacy and Support team to highlight these initiatives by writing blog posts, producing program summaries, and contributing to an online database of programs and services that facilitate postsecondary success for autistic students.

To Apply...

We welcome applicants from any institution. Most internships can be completed remotely using web-based technology. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to 
info@CollegeAutismNetwork.org

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to work with the College Autism Network?
  • In what ways could you make a distinctive contribution to the College Autism Network?

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify, contact, and communicate with leaders of support service programs at colleges and universities across the country
  • Expand and maintain an up-to-date web-based database of both campus-based and community-based (college-focused) programs
  • Collect and organize training materials developed by institutions providing services for college students with autism
  • Develop needs assessment tool for programs seeking self-evaluation and institutions considering new program development
  • Collaborate with CAN teammates to inform development of training materials
  • Assist in the planning of an institute for ASD program personnel

QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred)

The ideal candidate is efficient, professional, and has an eye for detail.

  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate, majoring in education, business, communications, or related field
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across multiple platforms/mediums
  • Flexibility and organization to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Professionalism and comfort working with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and administrators

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of this internship, students will:

  • Build professional contacts both locally and nationally
  • Develop written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Enhance ability to work effectively with wide-ranging stakeholders
  • Improve organization, planning, and leadership skills
  • Contribute to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial organization focused on social justice
  • Gain an understanding of how a nonprofit organization operates

COMPENSATION, CREDIT, and WORK CONDITIONS

This volunteer position may be eligible for internship, independent study, and/or institution-specific (e.g., Garnet & Gold) academic credit. The position requires approximately 10 hours/week, has flexible hours, and can be completed remotely as needed. Initial appointment is for one semester, though we are especially eager to work with interns who foresee potential year-long involvement.