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Students With Diabetes Internship Program Accepting Applications

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It’s that time of year again: the Students With Diabetes Internship Program is accepting applications.

Students With Diabetes is an organization founded by former Miss America Nicole Johnson, who has Type 1 diabetes, to “create a community and connection point for young adults with diabetes ages 18–30 on both college campuses and in local communities across the country.” The group is offering internships in a variety of sectors within the diabetes community, including nonprofit management, research, sales, marketing, and advocacy, to provide young adults living with diabetes the skills necessary for a career in the field.

At least 25 internships will be awarded. Requirements for participation include being a full-time college or graduate student between the ages of 18 and 25 who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for at least one year. Interested parties must submit an application (available for download here), a letter of support from a health-care provider, a letter of recommendation from a professor or employer, proof of academic enrollment, and a resume. Applications are due by February 10, 2014, and awards will be announced on March 15, 2014.

To learn more about the internship program, visit the Students With Diabetes Web site.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

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