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Five Paid Fellowships Available for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

RespectAbility, through its National Leadership Program and together with the Fox Family Foundation, is offering five paid virtual fellowships for “dedicated leaders with blindness or low vision” who live in or are considering relocating to Southern California. The application deadline is December 1, 2022 for this “’earn while you learn’” program, designed for people who plan to work in careers in public policy, nonprofit management, civic engagement, or other pursuits aimed at creating “a better future for people with blindness, low vision and/or other disabilities.” Fellows will work with RespectAbility staff for nearly six months and complete a three-month externship. Among the requirements for applicants are a bachelor’s degree or experience in a related field, “a passion for making a difference,” and a desire to gain skills and contacts to achieve success. The Spring program begins on January 23, 2023. To learn more and apply, visit the RespectAbility webpage describing the Apprenticeship for Blind and Low-Vision Leaders.