Skip to Main Content
About YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

The YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities was established in 1957 to provide services, education and training to individuals who are developmentally disabled and/or have learning disabilities. Services offered include direct care (providing temporary relief for home caregivers), health care, family therapy and professional development, among many others. As a not-for-profit, the network assists over 300 community-based programs in and around the New York City area, as well as some programs in Puerto Rico.

Interns can choose to work on the administrative side of operations, doing research, gathering professional information, planning special events, assisting with human resources, fundraising and development, and managing the office. Alternatively, interns can elect to work as educators and supporters of the network’s clients, people with developmental disabilities. Since students from all academic backgrounds are invited to apply, the organization works to give interns the support they need to become trained in whatever skills needed to achieve their goals.


Open to all current college students, college graduates and grad students of any major.

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

YAI/NIPD Network, Internship Program
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities
460 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001-2382
Phone: (866) 492-4562


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY
Trenton, NJ