Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Internships -- National Federation of the Blind Illinois

Internships -- National Federation of the Blind Illinois In addition to our scholarship program, we of the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois, (NFBI), have broadened our commitment to blind students by offering grants for summer internships. NFBI will sponsor up to two students to perform meaningful work over the summer of 2013 for four to six weeks. Students can find their own placements or can apply to the program and ask for ideas from NFBI. This program is designed to help blind students get past the “you have little or no experience” barrier to future employment. As an intern the student can build up his/her resume in a field of choice. This should assist blind students to gain the experience to make them competitive in today’s marketplace. All internships should be geared toward ultimate employment goals. NFBI will fund up to 40 hours per week for 6 weeks. Of course, students may work longer if they choose to volunteer or obtain additional funding elsewhere. Criteria: All internships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and service to the community. To be eligible for any NFBI internship an applicant must be a legally blind resident of or student in Illinois. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in high school, or in a regular accredited two-year, four-year, or graduate college or university program. To apply: Complete an application. Please submit all documents listed on the application via e-mail in an easily accessible format to: Deborah Kent Stein, Chairman, NFBI Scholarship Committee: If e-mail is not possible, send to: 5817 N. Nina Ave., Chicago, IL 60631 Direct questions to: (773) 203-1394 Deadline: All application materials must be received by March 31, 2013. General Information: An NFBI Committee reviews all applications and selects the internship winners, who will be notified of their selection by May 15. The form may be photocopied. 2013 NFBI Internship Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word Format) Also see: 2013 Scholarships page (

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