The American Council of the Blind announces its 2005 internship program intended to provide meaningful work experience for a blind post- secondary student. The paid internship will be for a maximum period of 10 weeks and will also include, if necessary, a reasonable housing and transportation allowance. Duties will include activities in the areas of public information and education, membership assistance, communications, legislative monitoring and publications.

Students wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application by April 1, 2005, to: Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, American Council of the Blind, 1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1004, Washington, DC 20005. The letter should include documentation concerning the school being attended or to be attended, as well as information regarding the major field of study, vocational or professional objective, prior educational and employment history, skills (e.g., braille reading and writing, typing, computer, low vision aids), extracurricular and civic activities. It should also include a paragraph stating why the applicant would like to spend the summer in Washington and the benefits which he/she would expect to receive from the internship.

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