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Volunteer Internship Program

Volunteer Internship applicants are selected based on the current needs of Autism Speaks’ departments throughout the U.S. If your experience (education and/or work), interest and skills match the needs of a particular department, you may be considered for a volunteer internship. Autism Speaks’ interns may receive a stipend.

Program Objectives

  • Offers first-hand knowledge of the Autism Speaks’ not-for-profit community, its leadership, and departments
  • Provides meaningful career-related work experience
  • Stimulates interest in career in the not-for-profit sector
  • Exposes students to a broad range of not-for-public endeavors

Volunteer Internship Program Eligibility

  • Program length is a 10-12 week semester, working a maximum of 24 hours per week
  • Must be currently enrolled at a college or university (online schools are acceptable if they have accreditation by the Department of Education)
  • B.A, M.A, M.B.A
  • Related major, experience, interests, and skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must be willing to work in an Autism Speaks’ main office location (Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Princeton, NJ) or a field office (located throughout the U.S.)
  • Must be flexible and willing to work within the regular office hours of Autism Speaks (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday); a specific schedule will be determined based on the needs of the department

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Apply?

Apply by e-mailing a copy of your cover letter and resume to Talent Acquisition Manager, Alli Elfenbein (Allison.Elfenbein@autismspeaks.org). Please include current contact information, as well as your availability and what office location you prefer to intern. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

How are interns selected?

The selection of interns will be based on the needs of the individual department requesting the intern, and how well the candidate’s background matches the qualifications of the internship. We will contact only those applicants selected for an interview.

Autism Speaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer