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Summer 2022 NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Opportunity

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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2022 NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program.


Established through the National Library for the Blind Endowment, this paid internship offers legally blind individuals the opportunity to work at NLS in areas that support services for the blind, including collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management. Interns will gain valuable experience and explore potential career options while being guided through mentorships and developmental activities. The program has spring, summer, and fall sessions, between ten to twelve weeks each session. All interns work remotely.


Application Process


Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and those who have graduated within the past five years from an accredited two-year or four-year college or university are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must be:


  • US citizens
  • legally blind
  • able to work remotely


A complete application package includes a cover letter expressing interest, a federal-style resume, a recent official or unofficial transcript, and an application form that is completed online.


Applicants interested in the Summer 2022 session should submit a completed application by March 1.


To learn more about the program and the application process, visit