Advocacy Academy

group of young adults in front of capital bldgAdvocacy Academy is a paid 8-week summer internship program where participants choose a disability advocacy issue to learn about and then create an advocacy campaign around that issue.

Advocacy Academy is an opportunity to get involved in the disability rights movement and learn the skills of advocacy!

Interns will learn:

  • The history of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States
  • The skills of advocacy
  • Personal leadership skills
  • How to work in a group
  • Workplace skills
  • How to plan and implement a disability advocacy project

We are seeking applicants who:

  • Are between 16–29 years of age
  • Are able to commit to the entire 8 week internship
  • Have a disability
  • Are motivated to increase their leadership skills

Advocacy Academy 2017 will take place in our Kalamazoo office. We will fill 6 participant positions and one mentor position.  Click the button below to download the 2017 Advocacy Academy application.

Advocacy Academy Application