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Apprenticeship for Blind and Low-Vision Leaders

Leo, Nick, Ollie, and Steven CantosRespectAbility, in partnership with the Fox Family Foundation, is offering 5 apprenticeships for dedicated leaders with blindness or low vision. This “earn while you learn” program is for people who are planning to work in careers in policy or nonprofit management that will create a better future for people with blindness, low vision and/or other disabilities.

Apprentices will work virtually first with RespectAbility’s team, and then transition to work inside a potential employer. While at RespectAbility, apprentices can choose one of four specific tracks. Learn about each of them at the links below:

This program is fully accessible for people with disabilities and offers full-time in-house job coaching, skills development, networking opportunities and assistive technology.

We are looking for people with a passion to making a difference, and who want to gain skills and contacts that will help them succeed. Preference will go to applicants who live, or plan to move to work in Southern California. Selected Fellows will receive $15/hour for their work. Strong candidates will:

  • Have a passion and history of advocating for the blindness or low vision community.
  • A bachelor’s degree or related experience in political science, government, public policy, nonprofit management, communications or other related field.

EXPECTATIONS

  • A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.
  • Participation in team meetings.
  • Attendance in weekly speaker series.
  • Work with the National Leadership Program Director on advancing your career goals. This will include strengthening your resume, cover letter and building your professional network.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the form below and send your resume and cover letter to Ben Spangenberg at BenS@RespectAbility.org.


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