Internships & Scholarships

As you complete your FAFSA applications, please consider applying for outside scholarships. Our webpage has a list of outside scholarships for a variety or majors, GPAs, and life experiences.

Please remember: A Scholarship is FREE money. You should never pay for a scholarship search or a scholarship application. Don’t limit your search to what is on our website; go out and find that FREE money!

Internships & Award Opportunities for Students with Disabilities:

The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce our 2021 scholarship program. We offer thirty scholarships to blind students from across the United States and Puerto Rico who will be enrolled in full-time post-secondary degree programs during the 2021-2022 school year. These scholarships range in value from $3,000 to $12,000 and will be awarded at our 2021 National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The application period began November 1, 2020, and closes at midnight EST on March 31, 2021. Go to To apply during the five-month open period: read the rules and the submission checklist, complete the official 2021 scholarship application form (online or in print), supply all required documents, and request and complete an interview by an NFB affiliate president. Remember, the only way to win is to apply!



Tracy Soforenko

President, National Federation of the Blind of Virginia

202 285-4595

National Federation of the Blind. Live the Life You Want

The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.


The FAA has partnered with TSC Enterprise to  create the Minority Serving Institutions Intern Program for students from underrepresented groups, who are pursuing studies in the aerospace, engineering, Law and computer science fields. The goal of the program is two-fold:

  • Gain work experience as a full-time and part time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Ensure a competitive and diverse workforce for students interested in a career within FAA while offering students opportunities to earn academic credit for their participation in an internship during their internship.
  • The FAA offers well-qualified, highly motivated students an opportunity to work with seasoned and well- respected Lawyers located at FAA offices

Intern Requirements

A student must meet the following criteria for the FAA Internship:

  • Be enrolled in a Undergraduate or graduate University
  • Provide a most recent transcript that originates from the school (an official copy is not necessary).
  • Must Live in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher(except in the case of applications referred to the contractor by the FAA as a result of FAA recruitment efforts, as well as for computer and technical skills, academic honors, scholarships, personal and educational achievements and awards)
  • Campus Activities: Extracurricular, honorary, and leadership activities, and military experiences.
  • Community Activities: Community activities or services in their hometown or college area.
  • Employment Experience: Both paid and unpaid experience will be evaluated. A student who works to continue with his/her education may not have strong extracurricular activities or community service. This circumstance must be taken into consideration when assessing a student’s overall application.

The weekly pay is a stipend of $647 which is $16.18/hr. If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below. They would like a student to begin by Monday, August 26, 2019.

Please reply to this email with your resume and transcript to the email. The transcript can me an unofficial copy.


Bianca Johnson, Problem Solver, HR Manager

TSC Enterprise, LLC, 5211 Auth Road, Suite 100, Suitland, MD  20744

O – 240.455.7848 x410


RespectAbility is hosting an event on July 22, 2019. Please click here in order to  sign up to attend.    

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm           Location: Rayburn Building, Room 2044, Capitol Hill, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515  (Google Maps)           Cost: Free, including breakfast and lunch!

They also have more upcoming opportunities:

From Washington to Hollywood and Beyond: The Future of Americans with Disabilities

Save the date! RespectAbility’s annual Capitol Hill summit will be held on July 22, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM in the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C. ADA seating, live captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. Please let us know in advance if you need other accommodations. This event is FREE!

Improving Education and Careers for Youth with Disabilities – Lessons from Maryland

Join us on July 10th for a FREE webinar with Jade Gingerich of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Gingerich is one of the key state leaders responsible for the PROMISE Grant program, which has achieved remarkable results in the lives of diverse, low-income children with disabilities receiving SSI and their families.

Applications Open For The National Leadership Program

The National Leadership Program is ideal for people with and without disabilities who want to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications or nonprofit management while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We have three cohorts of Fellows – fall, spring and summer. We are accepting applications for Fall 2019, so send in your application now!

Apply for the 2019 Summer Internship Program – The AAPD Summer Internship Program develops the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offers host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. The application deadline is has passed for 2019. Check back again in November for the next application deadline!

Apply for the 2019 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards
– Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards, AAPD recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. The  2019 application deadline has closed; however, check back in November for the next application deadline!

DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarships  –     

See this link for volunteer, internship, and scholarship opportunities!

Health Related Majors:

Occupational Health Scholarships

Aging Senior Care Scholarships

Scholarships for Women:

Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program  This scholarship is specifically for recent (last 5 years) survivors of intimate partner violence. There is no deadline but the review process can take 2 months.

ZONTA Scholarship DC Area

Jeannette Rankin Scholarship for Women over 35 

Scholarships for African American Students:

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Scholarships for Latinx Students:

Hispanic Scholarship Foundation General Scholarship

Beacas Univision Scholarship

Scholarships for Parents:

Generation Hope Scholarship for Teen Parents 

Patsy Mink Foundation Scholarship for Single Mothers 

Other Scholarships


The National Council on Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts 2 internship positions at their headquarters in Washington, DC. The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities. This program will provide real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization.

The program includes 2 internships, typically lasting 12 weeks, with applicants accepted on a rolling basis. Interns are required to work 10-15 hours each week. Typically, scheduling and hours are negotiated after an intern is selected. Although internships are unpaid, NCIL will cover the cost of all job-related travel to meetings, and assist interns with post-graduation job placement at related organizations. NCIL will also assist students seeking academic credit if the opportunity exists at their school. Successful candidates completing the internship program will gain valuable policy experience in Washington, and will be ideal candidates for open positions at NCIL, CILs, and other advocacy organizations across the country. To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation to Lindsay Baran at Also, visit the NCIL jobs website for more information.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for every semester. To be considered for the summer internship program, your application must be received by April 1.

  • Workforce Recruitment Program: Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.

Generation Google Scholarship (BA, MA, PhD)
Areas of Study: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering
Determination Factors: GPA (2.5+)
Award: Up to $10,000; Mentorship weekend
Deadline: May 31st