Are you a college or graduate school student with Type 1 diabetes who’s interested in working with and learning from leaders in the diabetes community? Then you’ll want to check out the Students With Diabetes Internship program.
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, publishing, marketing, and advocacy, to provide young adults living with diabetes the skills necessary for a career in the field.
Up to 30 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 and is a member of Students With Diabetes. 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, and they must also be available for a phone or Skype interview. Applications are due by December 1, 2014, and awards will be announced in January 2015.
For complete information on the internship program, visit the Students With Diabetes website.
This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.