Internship/In-Office Volunteer Program

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia internship/volunteer program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not- for –profit organization.  Our organization offers experiential education in a challenging, hands on-environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals.

Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia, a not-for-profit 501 C (3) organization, was created 30 years ago for individuals with autism, parents, families, professionals, corporate partners and friends whose lives have been touched by autism.

Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a local affiliate of the Autism Society, a national organization with over 100 affiliates across the United States working to impact the lives of people with autism.  Its objectives are to provide educational and practical support for parents, increase public awareness of autism, offer a referral network of professional and promote legislation that directly impacts individuals with autism and their families.

There are three application deadlines and selection periods per year.  Internships require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week for three months, during which time interns complete a specific target project as well as daily assignments.  Interns also participate in committee meetings, special events, and various educational trainings.

The Application Process
Application may be submitted electronically by emailing and attaching your application form, resume, and two letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately with the applicants name in the subject line.  When submitting electronically, only one copy of each document is required.  Include your school’s hour/credit requirements in the e-mail.

If submitted by mail, please send all application materials (including letters of recommendation) to:

Angel Barnhill
Resource Director
Autism Society
5291 Greenwich Road Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Application materials are under review for approximately two to four weeks after the deadline. Candidates for interviews will be notified by email.  Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.