Organization for Autism Research Summer Internship

Applications Accepted Until Monday, March 5

If you are a college student or recent graduate, OAR invites you to join us for a 10-week internship experience filled with meaningful work, learning opportunities, and great colleagues.

As a full-time programs and outreach summer intern, you will immediately become a member of OAR’s staff team, work closely with key staff members on projects of high value to the autism community and OAR, and gain meaningful work experience in a nonprofit organization with a national focus.

The ideal intern is a dynamic individual who is interested in autism and shares OAR’s passion for helping people with autism and their families. OAR is looking for applicants who excel at detail-oriented work, but think strategically and never lose sight of a greater purpose. For summer 2018, summer interns can expect to support OAR’s social media, outreach communications, research programs, and resource development.

Reflecting on her internship last summer, Kyleigh McGrail, now a sophomore studying public relations at Auburn University, said, “I had the privilege of interning with OAR for three months. Having just finished my freshman year at Auburn, I am so grateful that OAR took a chance on me. I had the opportunity to help create a college guide for students with ASD, and every idea I had was supported. The staff is small but incredibly passionate and helps individuals with autism and their families throughout the entire country — one of the things that amazes me the most about this organization.”

Summer interns work full time for a 10-week period between June and August. OAR offers a modest stipend and potential for class credit pending school approval. The OAR office is located within a short walking distance of the Court House Metro station (Orange Line) in Arlington, Va.

The application deadline is Monday, March 5. Find out more about the internships and how to apply on OAR’s website. Questions and applications can be submitted to


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