Click here to go to home page
 
About CCD
 
Board of Directors & Committees
 
Resources
 
  CCD Task Forces
 
  Member Organizations
 
  Task Force Co-Chairs
 
  Membership Application and Other Materials 
 
  CCD Policies
 
2022 Annual Reports
 
CCD Log-ins
 
Jobs/Internships and Fellowships
 
Contact
 
 
SEARCH
 

Please visit our web site often to stay informed on national issues and events affecting the disability community.

The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about CCD Membsership E-mail: membership@c-c-d.org
 
 
Header
 
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 

To list jobs, internships, or fellowships related to disability public policy on the CCD website,
please visit: Job Posting Request Form.


Policy Associate - Caring Across

The Policy Associate will work with the Director and Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy to research, analyze, and help develop policy to advance Caring Across Generations’ state and national initiatives and policy goals. The Policy Associate will maintain a portfolio of relationships with other state and national organizations and coalitions that aim to further advance our work and elevate our issue areas. The candidate will draw on the latest research and data to support state advocacy. They will collaborate with other team members in researching, writing, editing, and publishing briefs and reports, and in presenting at briefings and conferences to policymakers and lay audiences. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 6, 2023]


Medicaid LTSS Policy Director - ADvancing States 

ADvancing States is seeking a Medicaid LTSS Policy director. The director will have the responsibility of understanding Federal LTSS policy and providing technical assistance and training to the nation’s long-term services and supports directors. The successful candidate will be a master’s level graduate with a minimum of five years of experience in Medicaid LTSS operations or policy; have strong leadership skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and possess analytical capability. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 6, 2023]




Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 

The Civil Rights Division seeks experienced attorneys to work on a variety of significant and complex issues to enforce federal civil rights statutes and executive orders that prohibit unlawful discrimination, including discrimination in voting, education, disability rights, employment, housing, law enforcement conduct, lending, public accommodations and facilities, and unconstitutional conduct. 

Link to full description and how to apply

Attorney Adviser, US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 

The Civil Rights Division seeks experienced attorneys to work on a variety of significant and complex issues to enforce federal civil rights statutes and executive orders that prohibit unlawful discrimination, including discrimination in voting, education, disability rights, employment, housing, law enforcement conduct, lending, public accommodations and facilities, and unconstitutional conduct. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 31, 2023]


Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy – National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) has posted a job opening for an Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy position. The Associate Director will support NAC’s Advocacy Department with the aim to further NAC’s vision of a society that values, supports, and empowers family caregivers—drawing on NAC’s mission to build partnerships in research, advocacy, and innovation to make life better for family caregivers. Interested applicants can email Mike Wittke, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, at mike@caregiving.org.  Please click here to learn more and for instructions on how to apply: Careers | The National Alliance for Caregiving

[Date: January 6, 2023]



Director of Membership and Programs - TASH

The Membership and Programs Director is responsible for overseeing TASH’s membership engagement work including recruiting and retaining individual and organizational members. In addition, the MPD oversees the planning and execution of TASH’s major events (currently the Annual Conference and the Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium), and occasional webinars and other educational offerings for our members and allies. This position plays a key role in positioning TASH as an attractive, value-added membership organization that offers outstanding educational events and other benefits. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 6, 2023]


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. We are an alliance of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and a national office who work in communities across the United States to raise awareness, provide support and education, and advocate to address systemic barriers impacting people with mental health conditions. NAMI's policy work spans a wide range of key issues, from fighting for quality of care and insurance coverage to diverting from criminal justice system involvement and addressing social determinants of health. We currently are looking for candidates for the following 3 positions:

1. Director of Public Policy: The Director of Public Policy will be responsible for developing NAMI's policy positions on issues that impact people with mental health conditions and their families, leading analysis of proposed federal policies relative to those positions and driving NAMI's strategic response to federal regulatory activity. The ideal candidate has a background in health policy and knowledge of federal agency processes. They will play a strategic role in NAMI's government relations strategy and advancing our policy priorities. https://nami.applicantpro.com/jobs/2676531.html

2. Senior Manager of Advocacy: The Senior Manager, Advocacy will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing strategies to mobilize NAMI's grassroots advocates utilizing advocacy software platform(s). The ideal candidate should have experience with digital advocacy software, data analysis and advocate engagement. This role is critical to building ongoing advocate recruitment and engagement via online platforms and ensuring a robust advocate footprint. https://nami.applicantpro.com/jobs/2676535.html
3. Manager of Advocacy Campaigns: The Manager, Advocacy Campaigns will be primarily responsible for implementing and supporting strategic, multi-faceted advocacy campaigns to engage key stakeholders on NAMI's priority issues and advocacy initiatives, like NAMI's Reimagine Crisis Response partnership. The ideal candidate will have experience in utilizing multiple campaign strategies to engage both advocate and policymaker audiences. This position plays a pivotal role in garnering widespread awareness of and engagement around NAMI's priority policy issues. https://nami.applicantpro.com/jobs/2676538.html

[Date: December 13, 2022]


Policy Fellow (part-time, remote) – Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

 The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is hiring a part-time Policy Fellow for 2023. AWN is a small, grassroots-led nonprofit that centers multiply-marginalized autistic people, especially at intersections of disability, race, and gender. We focus on neurodiversity, disability rights, and disability justice in relationship to movements for gender justice, trans liberation, and racial justice. 

 AWN will hire one or two Policy Fellows in 2023. The Policy Fellow(s) will work with AWN’s Policy, Advocacy, & External Affairs Director. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or young professional with existing legal research or policy analysis experience seeking to grow skills, work flexible hours, and contribute to an innovative social justice organization in the disability community. You also might be a good fit if you are a mid-career or semi-retired policy advocacy professional seeking a flexible, part-time opportunity during a transition period in your life. The fellowship may be for six months (in which case we will hire two fellows) or for one year (in which case we will hire one fellow). To read the full fellowship description and learn how to apply, visit this hyperlink (URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w1vv-hec6TF91HJp2UCEaCPd7rBSpHHPflypQKQzQgI/edit).

[Date: December 13, 2022]


Internship/fellowship - The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks a recent law school graduate to join the Income Security team as a housing legal fellow to support the Center’s work advocating to increase the economic security of women and families with low incomes. The Housing Legal Fellow will focus on ensuring that women and families have the resources and supports they need to thrive, including accessible and affordable housing. Equity is at the core of NWLC’s work with a particular emphasis on centering the voices and experiences of low-income women, women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled women, and young women. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 5, 2022]


Community Relations Specialist - National Disability Rights Network

NDRN is seeking an experienced Community Relations Specialist to help our members nurture meaningful relationships with key individuals, communities, volunteers, and stakeholders, and grow the reputation of the disability rights network through high quality and reliable information, education, and outreach.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 5, 2022]


Director of Health Care and Social Security Policy - The Arc

The Arc is seeking a Director of Health Care and Social Security Policy to manage a portfolio of issues in these areas and will intervene at the federal legislative, executive, and judicial level to advocate on behalf of our constituency. The Director joins a team of highly experienced policy advocates working to advance the interests of people with IDD in the development and implementation of federal legislation and regulations. As part of the Policy and Advocacy Team, the Director will provide advanced analysis and advice on specific assigned issues, but also general guidance and assistance on other issues affecting The Arc and its mission.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 28, 2022]


Policy & Advocacy Associate - NDSC 

Overall Responsibility

The Policy & Advocacy Associate will be responsible for supporting and representing NDSC within the greater disability community on non-education-related federal and state policy issues such as employment, apprenticeships, Medicaid, financial empowerment, housing and transportation. The position is also responsible for supporting the NDSC Policy Team in all federal, state and local policy initiatives. This position reports to the NDSC Policy & Advocacy Director.


Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 28, 2022]


Audio Description Project Coordinator at the American Council of the Blind - ACB

The American Council of the Blind has a long history of advocating for civil and human rights to promote social and economic opportunity not just for our members, but for all people who are blind and visually impaired. ACB's advocacy efforts span a wide spectrum of issues and campaigns. They include access to technology, education, equal employment, economic security, and virtually every other area encompassing the human experience.
The Audio Description Project at ACB works to promote and advocate for the use of high-quality Audio Description in television, movies, performing arts, museums, educational materials and other venues where the presentation of visual media is critical to the understanding and appreciation of the content. ADP sponsors a broad range of activities designed to build awareness of audio description among the general public as well as its principal users, people who are blind or have low vision. The newly created Audio Description Project Coordinator position is key to the success of this project. This position is full-time and can be performed remotely. 


Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 15, 2022]


Postdoctoral Research Associate

The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a highly personalized research training experience to scholars who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities. Fellows will participate in research activities from grant proposals to research articles, and will have the opportunity to further their professional training by attending courses at Washington State University, including the Certificate in Medical Ethics.

After more than two years of COVID-related disruptions in recruitment and placement, we have redesigned the 18-month research faculty appointment to allow remote or hybrid work. We hope that this change will encourage applications from recent PhDs with disabilities, who cannot easily leave their existing support networks to relocate for a temporary academic position.

The fellowship will extend the work of the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (www.chril.org), a multisite Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: October 27, 2022]

Link to full description and how to apply


Income Security Extern, Internship/fellowship - The National Women’s Law Center (the Center)  

The National Women’s Law Center (the Center) seeks a law student extern for the spring 2023 semester for the Income Security team to support the Center’s work advocating to increase the economic security of women and families with low incomes. Law students who are available to commit 12 to 15 hours or more per week during the spring semester are eligible to apply. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, this will be a remote externship. The Center will work with the extern to secure academic credit.

The student selected will be assigned to one attorney mentor but may work with several attorneys during the semester and with the larger Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning team.

The extern will support advocacy around tax policy, housing policy, federal budget and appropriations, and anti-poverty programs critical to women’s economic security. This work includes tracking federal legislation; attending Congressional proceedings, coalition meetings and policy briefings; and supporting the preparation of NWLC products like factsheets, reports, or comments on proposed federal agency regulations. This externship will likely not involve litigation activities. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: October 27, 2022]


Disability Civil Rights Staff Attorney Position – Updated Salary Scale – Open Until Filled  - Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

Berkeley, CA
FTE: Full time
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) in Berkeley, California seeks an attorney with one to eight years of experience to help develop and litigate cutting edge cases that advance the rights of people with disabilities, and to support DREDF’s advocacy work in advancing civil rights and liberties for disabled people.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: September 20, 2022]


Public Policy Subject Matter Expert - SourceAmerica

As a Government Affairs, Public Policy SME, your work functions will include but are not limited to:

Responsible for monitoring legislation, regulation and other policy for opportunities and challenges to related key public policy issues approved by SourceAmerica Board of Directors.
Responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders in the disability community to build relationships
Responsible for drafting weekly public policy update.
Assist with drafting policy alerts, policy issue briefs, statements, and policy documents.
Assist with government affairs activities relating to public policy such as supporting the NCSE Public Policy Committee.
Provide support for other Government Affairs activities such as the Grassroots Advocacy Conference, congressional meetings, and meetings with the Administration. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: September 19, 2022]


Executive Director - The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) 

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization composed of professionals representing diverse disciplines. CLD is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across their lifespan. We do this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with disabilities through scholarly outlets and our annual conference. In addition, we foster: (a) collaboration among professionals, (b) development of leaders in the fields; and (c) policies that support individuals with learning disabilities at local, state, and national levels. We believe all individuals with learning disabilities should be empowered to achieve their full potential.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: August 10, 2022]