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May opportunities

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Internship Opportunities| Leadership Opportunities | Scholarships

Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
CONNECT Internship
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is hiring four interns for summer 2006. Interns will work with the CONNECT team to complete objectives that support a statewide network for students with disabilities. The interns will work independently in one of four regions (Upper and Northern Lower Peninsula, Southeast Michigan, West Michigan, Thumb Area) throughout the state. All interns will receive a stipend of $3,600 and coverage of approved travel expenses.
For more information please follow this link http://www.copower.org/leader/intership.htm.
Resumes are due May 19th

The Washington Center Internship
Now in its 30th year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is an educational nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit.
http://www.twc.edu/default.shtml

The White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program is a unique opportunity to learn more about he daily operations of the White House. In addition to normal office duties interns attend weekly lectures, volunteer at special events, participate e tours and contribute to a community service project in the Washington, DC area.
Applications are due June 16, 2006 for fall 2006 http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html.


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Leadership Opportunities for Students with Disabiilties
Disability Pride Parade
Check out the third annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago. Disability Pride Parade Mission is to change the way people think about and define “disability,” To break down and end the internalized shame among people with disabilities and to promote the belief in society that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take Pride.
The Parade date is July 22.
http://www.disabilityprideparade.com/.

Give your Feedback to the ADA
Give comments on the ADA. Talk about what has worked for you, what barriers you still encounter and how the ADA has made a difference in your life. The form is short and simple. Comment only on topics of interest or concern to you. There is no identification necessary or asked other than the state in which you live to help assure we are reaching all parts of the country.
http://www.adata.org/.

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Scholarships Available for Students with Disabilities
Reebok Human Rights Young Activist Program
Do you know a young activist that is working hard? Reward them with recognition by nominating them for the Rebook Young Activist Award. Reebok is calling for nominations of student activists. Students will be able to donate $5,000 to a nonprofit of their choice.
Deadline: Applications are taking on rolling bases http://www.reebok.com/static/global/intiatives/rights/text-only/ya/nomin.html.

Exceptional Nurse
ExceptionaNurse.com awards scholarships to qualified students with disabilities to help with their education in a nursing education program.
Deadline: June 1st
http://www.exceptonalnurse.com/scholarship.html.

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INternship

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) Internship Opportunity
Position: Four Summer Internships, for currently enrolled college students.
Status: Contract Position
Dates: June 19 through September 1, 2006
Pay: Stipend of $3,600 and coverage of approved travel expenses
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition launched the CONNECT (College Organizations Networking Now Each Creating Ties) Program in the summer of 2005. The vision is to establish a network of support for college students with disabilities. This is established by empowering students with disabilities to start and enhance disability organizations in their colleges; making a statewide impact by networking students together; and connecting students to scholarship, leadership, networking and internship opportunities.

Intern’s Role:
The intern will work with the CONNECT team to complete objectives that support a statewide network for students with disabilities. The intern will work independently in one of four regions (Upper and Northern Lower Peninsula, Southeast Michigan, West Michigan, Thumb Area) throughout the state. The intern is expected to support MDRC’s vision to build opportunities for people with disabilities so they may live fully integrated lives within their chosen communities, now and in the future. Full citizenship is the expected role that people with disabilities will play, and their hopes and dreams parallel those of citizens without disabilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Develop college network by identifying and contacting schools that are interested in forming disability organizations of students.
Enhance relationships between CONNECT and college disability support offices.
Expand and enhance mail and email contacts of participant and college networks.
Present to college freshman students with disabilities information that encourages becoming active in the disability communities on and off campus.
Work closely with the leadership development team in Lansing.
Submit completed paperwork in a timely matter.
Required Skills:

Self organized, detail-oriented and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written skills
Excellent computer skills in MS word, email and internet research.
Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationship and work collaboratively with MDRC, like-minded organizations, students, faculty, media and public.
Willingness to travel
Please send resume and three references to:
Carolyn Lejuste at clejuste@prosynergy.org
Subject line: SUMMER INTERN
MDRC 780 W. Lake Lansing Ste. 200
East Lansing, MI 48823

Resume and references must be received May 19, 2006

IT IS LIKE IT KNOWS ME!





THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO ME!!! weird!
i did not make it back to lansing today... i tried. oh so hard. but failed

Apr. 18th, 2006

broken
shattered
lost
lonely
confused

Today's events

Rule number one:
Never let sterotypes be said without clarifying and reflecting why they are sterotypes.

A very short entry from my journal tonight..

on a side note my mind wondered to Pride marches...
Why is it that the disability commmunity allows people to degrade them at events used to express their pride?

Still sick

till i read my journal i did not realize exactly how long i have been sick for.
But here it is February and i am still throwing up. so here is the update.
i have missed lots of work lots of school and now i am going to a digestive dieses specialist, because i have been losing a lot of blood every time i throw up or go to the bathroom. not fun...
so now they are trying to get me in asap but the earlist the hospital can get me in is February 14th Valentines Day.
hopefully they will get me in sooner because being sick and sitting at home is boring not fun.
plus i am always hungry but i cant eat anything because i will just get sick.
fun times
well thats the update

it was gross

today i got done with class and really did not feel well, i started to drive back to work and started to feel very ill i thougth i was burning up. I also could not keep my eyes open for the life of me i decided to pull off the road to rest since i literly kept having my eyes close on me no matter how loud i blasted the music, trying to stay awake. I pulled into golden arches and though i will attempt to drink coffee to stay awake, well soon i was in the public restroom pucking up the nasty coffee i had just forsed myself to drink.
I left soon after and hit the road again, only to have to pull off at a rest stop only a few miles from where my lansing exit was. It sucked so much I got back to my apartment two hours after class ended and only had enough energy to write an email (since my phone was broken) to my boss and the secertary at work than fell asleep. I woke up later feeling well enough to suffer through class, at least i was not puking anymore, now i just got home and feel awful.
NO FUN
Chronicles of Narnia rocked
Go see it
stop reading
see the movie
NOW
ok it was good
thats all

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