Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students
This marks Gallaudet University's sixth year of offering summer internships. Since 2008, Galllaudet has trained 19 summer interns from Rochester Institute of Technology, Assumption College, University of Arizona, Tarleton State University, Western Michigan University, University of South Florida, University of North Florida, and Hogeschool Leiden.
This year's interns will work on projects (1) using computer science (bioinformatics) to study the molecular genetics of a common deafness gene, Connexin 26, with Dr. Derek Braun; and (2) studying the ecological health of the Anacostia River, a tributary that is part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, with Dr. Caroline Solomon. This internship will begin May, 2014 and end August 1, 2014. Gallaudet is accepting applications beginning on February 1 and will continue until positions are filled. Interns will receive a stipend of $450 per week, and paid-for housing in a campus dormitory. To apply, please visit Gallaudet University's Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities website
Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities at NASA
NASA has a two-percent hiring goal for employment of people with disabilities and internships are a good way to get experience. We encourage you to apply for the Summer 2014 internships as soon as possible because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early. Plus, your likelihood of being selected decreases the longer you wait. You can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/.
DISNEY PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Disney Professional Internships is hiring during the spring. Professional internships with The Walt Disney Company include Disney ABC Television Group, Disney Interactive, Disney Parks and Resorts, ESPN, The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), and the Walt Disney Studios.
These internship opportunities offer participants an opportunity to add practical, real-world experience to their resume from a world- renowned entertainment company. Participants will advance their knowledge beyond the classroom and put learned theories into practice in their field of study, offering the chance to sharpen skill sets as well as seek out new learning opportunities while networking with leaders in the industry.
Internships are offered in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to technology, engineering, finance/accounting, human resources, culinary management, animal programs, marketing, graphic design, broadcast/production/journalism, costuming/entertainment, and operations management.
To learn more about the internship opportunities available at Disney, please visit the Disney Professionals Internships website.
Spring 2014 Classes with a Focus on Disability
Disability and Culture
- HIST 484.01
- Schedule # 32495
- Tuesday/Thursday, 2:10 – 3:25 PM
- HH 667
- Instructor C. Kudlick
This upper-division lecture course will cover major topics in US history – the rise ofinstitutions, slavery,work, the Civil War, the culture of spectacle, eugenics, immigration, the Great Depression, the changing role of government, World Wars I & II, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, and the emergence of identity politics - through a fascinating, little explored lens. Disability has always been an experience shared by more than 20% of Americans, and even more if you consider family members. But in a nation that celebrates youth, fitness, strength, independence, and progress, it has also served as away of defining “normal” and what it means to be American.One of our primary goals will be to understand disability not as the tragedy that befalls an isolated individual,but rather as a key social category on apar with race, gender, sexuality, and class.Through a variety of physical and mental impairments, we’ll explore sites where politics, popular culture, economics,medicine, religion, and technology converge to create a new way of thinking about hierarchy and power.
- Susan Burch & Hannah Joyner, Unspeakable: the Life ofJunius Wilson(UNC)
- Nora Groce,Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: HereditaryDeafness on Martha’s Vineyard(Harvard)
- The Civil War Letters of Colonel Charles F.Johnson, Invalid Corps Paperback
- Charles F. Johnson (University of Mass. Press)
- Harriet McBryde Johnson,Too Late to Die Young:Nearly-True Tales from a Life (Henry Holt)
- The New Disability History: AmericanPerspectives
- Paul K. Longmore (NYU Press)
- Kim E. Nielsen,A Disability History of the United States (Beacon)
Introduction to Oral History: Disablity, Memory, and Experience
- HIST 303.01
- Schedule # 32469
- Thursday, 4:10 – 6:55 PM,
- BUS 111
- Instructor. S. Englander
- Pelka, Fred,What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement.
- Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002
- Ritchie, Donald. Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide. NY: Oxford University Press,
- Shapiro, Joseph P. No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights
Movement. NY: Three Rivers Press, 1994.
- JOUR 321.01
- Schedule # 32788
- Thursday, 4:10 – 6:55 PM
- HUM 308
- Instructor E. Cunningham (this course has a disability rights movement focus)
This course was previously listed as Profiles; due to an error, this course is titled “Feature Writing.” However, it should benoted that the emphasis of this course is to create video profiles of leaders in the disability rights movement for a permanent exhibit celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In collaboration with the Longmore Institute on Disability at SFSU and the History Department, journalism students will work concurrently with students in an oral history course for which students will also collect stories from the disability rights movement. This course will include readings and lectures about the history of the disability rights movement in the U.S. with focus on the Bay Area. Throughout the course students will learn how to create profiles from archival research and present day reporting. Technical instruction will include how to conduct and edit professional quality video interviews. Equipment will be provided.
- Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker, Edited by David Remnick
- Hiroshima by John Hersey
- No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement, by Joseph Shapiro
Individualized Weight Training
- KIN 191.07
- Tuesday/Thursday, 10:10 – 11:00 AM
- GYM 148
- Instructor D. Moon
The department of kinesiology is providing supportive exercise opportunities for SF State students with disabilities. Kin 191.07 is a one-on-one support and individualized weightlifting course for students with disabilities. An exercise program will be customized for each student enrolled. Student interns will be on hand to assist students with their workout programs under the supervision of Dr. Moon. The class includes the study of basic techniques and forms of weight training as well as an individualized training program. Registration is restricted and interested students can contact Dr. Moon for the schedule number and an add code by e-mail at email@example.com.
Peer Counselor Positions Available at Sunset Mental Health Services
Two Peer Counselor Positions Available: Part Time 20 hours per week
Immediate Openings at Sunset Mental Health Services – Wellness & Recovery Program - Open Until Filled
Two Peer Counselor positions are available for immediate hire at Sunset Mental Health Services. Both Peer Counselors will be expected to facilitate groups and teach/ model recovery-oriented tools and skills. Peer Counselors will be trained to use motivational interviewing, active listening and other compassionate skills to provide a safe, welcoming environment for clients. In this way, Peer Counselors will facilitate the journey of wellness and recovery for each individual client. Sunset Mental Health Services is seeking creative & passionate people who want to get in on the ground floor of developing an exciting new Wellness & Recovery program.
Essential Job Functions:
- Engage clients in group settings and one-on-one meetings.
- Work compassionately with each client to understand their individual aspirations, strengths and barriers to recovery.
- Partner with clients to develop individualized WRAP & provide appropriate level of support for each client in the implementation of their plan.
- Identify clients who are not achieving their treatment goals and support them to overcome barriers to recovery. Also provide outreach to isolative and/or under-engaged clients.
- Identify community based agencies to develop partnerships with.
- Lead groups out into the community to facilitate engagement or re-engagement into community life.
- Teach/model healthy self-care behaviors such as stress management and conflict resolution.
- Ability to handle both negative and positive feedback from clients and other staff in an open and professional manner.
- Participate actively as part of clinical Wellness team in the development, implementation and analysis of this consumer driven Wellness & Recovery program.
- Other responsibilities as the Wellness & Recovery program evolves.
Education, Life Experience & Other Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Spoken fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin or Russian required for one position.
- Prefer personal experience as a consumer (or family member) of mental health services in San Francisco for at least 2 years
- Prefer completion of a mental health certificate program or equivalent life experience.
- Prefer familiarity & knowledge of San Francisco community resources/services.
Interested parties please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org of fax to 415-753-8147
Study Abroad Through SF State
The Office of International Programs at SF State welcomes you to participate in Study Abroad. We want you to know that our office is dedicated to making Study Abroad accessible to all students at SF State. We offer study abroad programs in over 20 countries throughout the world, in every academic discipline at SF State! Study abroad for a year or semester while earning resident credit towards your major, minor or general education requirements.
If you have a desire to study abroad or want to learn more, your first step is to come to one of our informational meetings.
We have four informational meetings a week:
Every Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
All study abroad meetings are located in:
Office of International Programs
Village at Centennial Square, Building C
(Next to Patelco Credit Union)
To request disability accommodations for the informational meeting, please contact the Study Abroad office by telephone at (415) 338-1293 or by e-mail at email@example.com with your request at least seven business days.
Look for city signage that indicates access changes to the MUNI railcar line between West Portal and Forest Hill Stations or consult the following visual map of MUNI changes.
The Social Cost of Textbooks Orders
The earlier that instructors submit textbook orders the better chances that students with disabilities can get their accessible formats in a timely manner. Orders may be placed online at the Faculty Order web site, e-mailed to the textbook department, or faxed to extension 405-0474.
For Pay Phone TTY locations, please visit our Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Services page.
Visitors to campus can receive timely updates on campus construction, related temporary barriers and options for alternate access through SFSU's Access and Construction Alerts website.