Supporting Transitions Internships 2021

Supporting Transitions is a project that seeks to increase opportunities at cultural organizations for neurodiverse individuals (adults with autism and other developmental and/or intellectual disabilities). We are seeking partners for our internship program who wish to host an intern and  engage in inclusive hiring practices and career development for neurodiverse individuals. 

MAC provides training to each partner organization on inclusive employment practices and supports each internship site through a job coach that works both with the intern and the site to help each internship be successful.  This is a great opportunity to embark on inclusive hiring practices in a supported program while also filling a need in your organization. Do you have a project that you would like completed? A task that needs attention? A program that needs support? A MAC intern can help. 

Intern candidates will be selected from our partners the CUNY Disability Programs Office and the NYC Dept. of Ed. District of 75 Transitions Program in collaboration with MAC. Interns will also be attending seminars to support their career development skills. There are two options for hosting an intern – a total of 40 hours or a total of 72 hours. These generally occur over the course of 10-12 weeks with 4-6 hours/week. Internships will run between February and July. 

Support for Cultural Organizations: 

  • MAC will pay the intern’s hourly wage of $15/hr
  • MAC will consult on internship structure, goals and training
  • A job coach will work as a liaison between MAC and your organization, observing and suggesting adaptations, if needed
  • MAC will conduct a disability awareness and inclusive employment training for staff (supervisor attendance is required but all and any staff from the organization are encouraged to attend)

If you are interested in partnering with MAC for this program, please fill out this interest form by January 20th. Click here for the interest form

This program is supported both by The FAR Fund and as a contract with the Office of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts called the Rosemary Kennedy Initiative.  

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