Internships

Instructor

Dr. Sarah Rose, PhD

Director, Disability Studies

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Email: srose@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-6843

Office: University Hall 332B

Bio:: Sarah F. Rose is an associate professor of history at UTA, where she founded and directs the Minor in Disability Studies.  She also serves as faculty advisor for UTA Libraries’ Texas Disability History Collection, for which she and Trevor Engel co-curated the Building a Barrier-Free Campus exhibit. She teaches “History of Disability” and “Disability Studies Internship” for the DS Minor and also offers graduate courses on “History of the Body” and “Disability History in Global Perspective.”

Disability Studies Internship

The Disability Studies Internship (DS 4395) is a supervised internship through which students apply the academic skills they have acquired in Disability Studies courses. Interns work at an approved business, academic, or non-profit site that focuses on adapted sports, disability history, assistive technology, disability rights and policy, or universal design and accessibility. Students should complete DS 4395 as one of their final courses for the minor and must have already taken or be taking DS 3307/HIST 3307.

Prerequisites

This course is intended to be completed as one of the final courses for the minor and is required to earn a minor in Disability Studies. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in DS 3307/HIST 3307. Students must complete an application and interview with the internship site before starting the internship.

Requirements

The student intern commits to working for a designated organization for approximately 9 hours a week for 13 weeks during a semester in an unpaid position (11 hours per week during the summer 11-week semester). During that time, the student will be trained and supervised by an employee of the organization, who will keep track of the student's hours, as well as evaluating the student's work. The student will also meet regularly with the Director of the Minor in Disability Studies to report on his/her progress, and will turn in a 7-8 page capstone essay, weekly work log, self-evaluation, and site assessment at the end of the semester.

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Available Internships

ELEVEN ORGANIZATIONS ON AND OFF UTA'S CAMPUS CURRENTLY PARTNER WITH THE DISABILITY STUDIES MINOR ON INTERNSHIPS

ADAPT of Texas

MAJOR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION FOR DISABILITY ADVOCACY BASED IN AUSTIN, OFFERING ONLINE OR AUSTIN-BASED INTERNSHIPS.

ADAPT of Texas

City of Fort Worth ADA Coordinator

HELPS THE CITY OF FORT WORTH IMPLEMENT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

Helping Restore Ability

NON-PROFIT THAT ASSISTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES GATHER THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY. ALSO DOES DISABILITY-FOCUSED PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH AND LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY. BASED IN SOUTH ARLINGTON BUT SERVES ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS.

Helping Restore Ability

Movin' Mavs Adapted Sports

UTA’S INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ADAPTED SPORTS PROGRAM AND UTA’S WINNINGNEST ATHLETIC TEAM. INTERNSHIPS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH BROADER ADAPTED SPORTS COMMUNITY IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA.

Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports

Per4Max Wheelchairs

WORLD’S LARGEST SPORTS WHEELCHAIR COMPANY, FOUNDED BY UTA MOVIN’ MAVS ALUMNI AND BASED IN ARLINGTON.

Per4Max Wheelchairs

Scott Sabolich Prosthetics & Research

MAJOR PROSTHETICS DESIGN AND RESEARCH FIRM SPECIALIZING IN HARD-TO-FIT CONSUMERS AND ATHLETES AND BASED IN NORTH DALLAS.

Scott Sabolich Prosthetics & Research

Texas Disability History Collection

HOSTED BY UTA LIBRARIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISABILITY STUDIES MINOR AND THE PUBLIC HISTORY PROGRAM: MAJOR ARCHIVAL COLLECTION WITH AWARD-WINNING, HIGHLY-ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE WITH DIGITIZED HIGHLIGHTS AND ORAL HISTORIES.

Texas Disability History Collection

UTA Accessibility Projects

WORKING WITH A DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM ON CAMPUS ENHANCES ACCESSIBILITY FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY.

UTA Accessibility Projects