Paul Marchand Internship


The Arc is pleased to begin accepting applications for the Paul Marchand Internship in Disability Public Policy.  The interns in this program will have the opportunity to learn about how federal public policy and regulation impacts the daily lives of people with disabilities and their ability to be as independent as possible. 

Applications for the summer session will be accepted until March 8, 2013. To help offset the costs of working in Washington, DC, the internship fund will provide a $3,000 stipend to interns interested in pursuing a career in disability public policy. 

The fund was created to honor Paul Marchand’s distinguished leadership in the disability community and to encourage a new generation of leaders. 

Application Process

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and reference list of contacts including employers, professors, and mentors.  The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and address why the applicant wants this internship, the knowledge and skills he/she brings to the organization, and where the applicant wants to intern.  If the applicant desires to intern with another host organization, the application should also include a letter from the host organization stating willingness to engage the intern and contribute one-third of the internship to the fund.

Applications are due

March 8th for the summer term  or  May 15th for th fall                                        

Applications can be mailed to:

  • Public Policy Office, The Arc of the United States
  • 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington DC  20006
  • OR e-mailed to

For More Information

Please contact Annie Acosta,