Internships

To provide ongoing, comprehensive and innovative services to people with disabilities, Abilities First is committed to building and supporting future leaders. We provide a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of our organization from direct support services, teaching to marketing and fundraising.

There are many ways to gain valuable hands-on-experience in the form of internships, fieldwork or shadowing opportunities. Whether you are majoring in Education, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources, Speech Pathology, Occupational or Physical Therapy, the Abilities First Human Resources department will assist you in finding the right placement based on your interests and career goals.

Internship Eligibility Requirements

  • Internships are open to college students
  • Internships are unpaid and students must be able to receive course credit from their university.
  • Schedule to be determined to fit candidate‚Äôs availability, and course credit requirements.

Please complete the Intern/Volunteer Application along with a resume and cover letter and email to KristiPlass@abilitiesfirstny.org.

Download our intern/volunteer application

For additional information, call our Human Resource Department at (845) 485-9803 ext. 389.