Job Opening: Development & Special Events Internship

Partners for Youth with Disabilities was founded in 1985 in order to bring critical mentoring programs to an under-served population and to encourage inclusivity in other youth programs. PYD has grown from one program serving nine youth to five award-winning programs directly serving hundreds of youth with disabilities. The organization has developed and sustained innovative programs that promote inclusive practices, self-esteem, creativity, healthy lifestyles, and career development for youth and young adults age 6 to 24 who face daily challenges. Youth with disabilities are empowered to reach their full potential through transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals, and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.

As we are set to begin our exciting 30th Anniversary Year in 2015, there will be numerous development projects and celebrations. The Development/Special Events/Outreach Intern will help coordinate efforts and play an integral role in the following:

  • Development Initiatives such as the Annual Appeal
  • Acknowledgment correspondence
  • Social Media Outreach
  • Gala Event organization

Qualifications include:

  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in special events and working with committee members, donors, staff, and diverse partners in the community
  • Editing documents
  • Attending and helping run events
  • Data entry experience
  • Familiarity with social media outlets such as facebook and twitter
  • Ability to devote a minimum of 15 hours/week

PYD envisions an inclusive global society in which youth with disabilities have the access, support, and confidence to achieve their full potential, and believe that youth with disabilities who are educated, mentored, and empowered have a profoundly positive impact on their communities and the world. Please apply if you are interested in supporting this mission and feel that you would make a positive contribution to our organization. This internship is non-remunerated.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Nicole L. Malo, Development Manager, at

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  1. Igor Reyes Jr.
    Igor Reyes Jr.
    10 years ago

    Hi Steve,
    Igor is graduating this year, and we have no idea what is next for him. I would be very nice and a great incentive for Igor if he could have an intership opportunity this Summer. Please let me know.

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