disAbility Resource Center – Policy Intern

The disAbility Resource Center assists people with disabilities to live as independently as possible by providing them, those who support them, and the community with information, education, and resources.  The policy advocate works to ensure that up-to-date information is constant, and works with clients to ensure the understanding of new legislation that impacts them.


  • Working with primary advocate monitoring legislation, especially important during the General Assembly season, that affects people with disabilities
  • Writing updates and position papers on specific legislative efforts
  • Preparing information and testimony to provide to legislators
  • Possibly traveling to Richmond to present information and testimonies


  • 12 hours of Psychology beyond PSYC 100 – General Psychology

Required courses:

  • PSYC 362 – Research Methods for Psychology
  • PSYC 331 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 332 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult

Recommended courses:

  • PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
  • SOCG 332 – Introduction to Social Welfare


  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Debe Fults



disAbility Resource Center
409 Progress Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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