Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is always looking for passionate individuals who are committed to creating a world where disability is a natural and beautiful aspect of human identity and have a deep commitment to ending oppression. Our work is always intersectional. Check out this page to find new opportunities to advance our work as an employee of our organization.
Mental Health Advocacy and Teen Girls with Disabilities (Intern)
Location: Remote (Michigan-based). Please note that the funder requires documentation and evidence of time spent on the project.
Duration: Spring Semester, 8 to 10 hours a week, or depending on the intern’s needs.
This can also be an internship for social work or another career internship required for graduation. If you need more hours for an internship, we can work with you. MSW supervision is available. If you are considering this, please email us so we can discuss it and ensure it meets your needs before applying.
Compensation: $16.50 per hour for 8 to 10 hours a week. Compensation can be discussed for higher hours.
Are you passionate about positively impacting the lives of teen girls with disabilities, especially those who identify as BIPOC and/or part of the LGBTQ+ communities? Join our team! This internship offers a unique opportunity to work closely with women and girls with disabilities, engaging in projects that address critical issues surrounding mental health among teen girls. Through your contributions, you'll be part of a collaborative effort to dismantle oppression and promote inclusivity within the disability community. Her Power’s definition of women and girl-inclusive programs includes cis-women, trans-women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary folks.
Juvenile Justice and Girls with Disabilities (Intern)
Are you passionate about positively impacting the lives of teen girls with disabilities whose lives have intersected or are at risk of intersecting with the juvenile justice system in Michigan? Join us! You'll be part of a collaborative effort to dismantle oppression and challenge ableism on the pathways to and in juvenile justice. Her Power’s definition of women and girl-inclusive programs includes cis-women, trans-women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary folks.
Your role will be to complete research and participate in the creation of public educational tools on one of three targeted projects of your choice:
- Diversion programs and girls with disabilities (statistics, practices, or data collection oversite)
- Mental health within juvenile justice facilities Focusing on policy, procedures, practices, or data collection to educate for change.
- Educational training materials for those who interact with teen girls with disabilities whose lives intersect with the juvenile justice system Examples of statistics of trauma, sexual violence, types of non-violent crimes, etc.
- Juvenile Justice system considerations and oversite related to girls with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Your role will also involve crafting engaging social media content related to your chosen topic. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and work towards a healthier, more inclusive future for young girls. Apply now to be a part of this essential initiative!