Enable welcomes college and graduate students who are looking for an internship opportunity. We will also work with local high school students. There are lots of possibilities for working together to meet your goals and our goals.
We have particularly accepted students from Rutgers University School of Social Work, the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities under the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Princeton Theological Seminary. We will also accept students from other schools.
We will accept students who need federal work study support.
Interns Ni’ma and Malik
Enable welcomes social work student interns each academic year. In September 2009, two interns began their field placement at Enable as part of their Masters in Social Work program requirements.
Pat Ni’ma received her undergraduate degree in History from Rutgers University in 2007. She had been working with a non-profit organization that provides shelter and counseling for homeless families. Pat has decided to go into a career in policy and management within the social work profession. She hopes to be able to design programs and policies that empower oppressed populations and provide them with the skills needed to lead productive and independent lives. Pat wanted her internship at Enable to give her greater insight into the needs of persons with disabilities and to provide her with experiences that could help her build a foundation to design effective policies and programs.
Pat Nima and Shamila Malik
Shamila Malik earned her B.A. degree in 1994 with a major in Economics and a minor in Environmental studies. After graduating she worked in the non-profit sector at a research and policy institute in Pakistan. She was an active volunteer at an organization that serves persons with visual impairments in Pakistan. She was specializing in Non Profit and Public Management. Shamila said that she found that the practical experience she gaining at Enable was even more valuable than time spent in the classroom.