March Newsletter (2019)

Winter 2019 Program is Well Underway! 

Our Winter 2019 interns are just over halfway through the program, and they are all doing tremendously in their internships and are making steady progress towards building their professional skills. They have all been presented with incredible opportunities including developing and presenting their own research, helping out with annual galas, leading staff meetings, collaborating and training with different departments, and much, much more. 

Our interns have also been developing professionally through our Friday trainings, where we have been engaging in dynamic conversations about stamina and attention in the workplace, email etiquette, networking, self-advocating, feedback, and the importance of maintaining a growth mindset, among other topics.
Interns participating in a
small group discussion.
Interns participating in a career skill scan.

BroadFutures is growing- getting ready for an expanded Summer 2019 Program!! 

Our Summer 2019 Program will mark our 11th cohort of interns!! We have received an incredible response to our call for applications and will be expanding our program again, welcoming more interns and partnering with new and inspired employer partners in the DC metropolitan area. 

Stay tuned in to future newsletters to meet our summer cohorts and to learn more about our new employer partners! 

Employer Spotlight- APSE

APSE, the Association of People Supporting Employment First, is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First, a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce. APSE was founded in 1988 with a mission to advance employment equity for people with disabilities.  

APSE is a new employer partner, presently hosting two of our interns. We are thrilled with our new partnership with APSE! Our interns are being provided  with incredible opportunities to engage in policy advocacy for people with disabilities and to capitalize on their college degrees in information technology and graphic design. 

APSE, having a mission and vision very closely aligned with BroadFutures’, appreciates the value that our interns have brought to their office. When asked about their experience thus far, Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier had this to say: “We are so thrilled to have Sam and Christian join the APSE team. Their enthusiasm and eagerness for working with us has been evident from the moment we met them; and the support that they get from the BroadFutures team is invaluable. We consider ourselves lucky to be a part of such a comprehensive and strengths-based approach to support young people in gaining professional experience.” 

Thank you for the kind words, Jenny! We look forward to an ongoing and successful partnership with you! Find out more about APSE here.

Intern Spotlight- Christian Souvenir

Christian (left) pictured with supervisor.
This month we are shining the spotlight on Christian Souvenir, an intern in our current program. Christian is a recent graduate of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He is currently interning at APSE, our Employer Feature for the month.

While interning at APSE, Christian has had a variety of responsibilities for the team. Most of his work has involved working on the website’s maintenance by testing its accessibility and updating the content. In addition, Christian created graphic handouts on disability policy issues for meetings with Congressional offices and has been scheduling those meetings for the Director of Policy and Advocacy.
Reflecting on his time so far with BroadFutures, Christian shared: “BroadFutures has been helping me improve my verbal communication and social interactions, as well as preparing me for the workforce.” 

We are looking forward to seeing Christian’s continued progress during the remainder of his internship with APSE!! 


October 15, 2019

Our deadline for our Summer 2019 Program has closed. 

Our deadline for Winter 2020 applications is October 15, 2019. If you are interested in applying, please do so HERE.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find out more HERE.



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