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Job Listing: Workforce (Disability and Rehabilitation) Spring Internship

12/01/2015 10:28 AM | Anonymous
American Institutes for Research

Location: Washington, D.C.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of over 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

Up to two part-time positions are available for Interns to work in the Washington, DC or Austin, Texas offices of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to support the Disability and Rehabilitation practice area of the Workforce and Lifelong Learning Program. This internship provides an opportunity to current graduate students to work with researchers, technical assistance providers, and policy experts on projects that involve disability research, training and development activities, knowledge translation strategies, and disability policy. The Disability and Rehabilitation Internship Program is available during the spring, fall, and summer months.

The next paid internship opportunity is available for a 3-month period in February – April 2016 for 15-20 hours per week. Interns will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following AIR projects:

  • Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Austin, TX)
  • Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (Washington, DC)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Improving the Accessibility, Usability and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Washington, DC)
  • Center on Knowledge Translation of Employment Research (Austin, TX)
  • Other projects as needed


  • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing disability and/or rehabilitation research findings
  • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data
  • Participate in the development of protocols, coding manuals, research syntheses and literature reviews
  • Participate in the development of informational materials that may be used in a variety of knowledge translation formats


  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time student in good standing in a master’s or doctoral university program
  • Must have direct experience in disability services, implementing research designs, and/or analyzing research data
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8729/workforce-%28disability-and-rehabilitation%29-spring-internship/job.  Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.


Additional information:


Full-time position

Location(s): Washington, DC or Austin, TX



Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email: ckenny@air.org

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