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Crocker Internship

Dr. Allen Crocker's contribution to disability science and advocacy cannot be overstated. An advocate, activist and friend to people with disabilities and their families, Dr. Crocker instilled optimism in countless families and helped open society's eyes to the beauty of people with disabilities.

Crocker PortraitIn this spirit and in memory of Dr. Crocker, who passed away in October 2011, the MDSC offers the Dr. Crocker Self Advocate Internship Program to adults with Down syndrome ages 22 and up. Each Crocker Intern will have the opportunity to work in our Burlington office on a project of their choosing for a period of six months.

Interns will gain valuable work experience, gain resources for community involvement, and develop leadership skills. And in doing so, they will advance the shared mission of the MDSC and Dr. Crocker, promoting the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Examples of Crocker Intern Project Areas:
• Legislative Advocacy
• Office Work (answering phones, filing, making copies, etc.)
• Community Outreach
• Public Speaking
• Event Assistance
• Social Networking/Blogging

Or, you are more than welcome to come up with your own idea!

Ashley DeNoble

2019 Crocker Intern


Peter Johnson

2018 Crocker Intern

Peter Johnson

Leia Brown

Fall 2017 Intern

leia brown

Sebastian Sperling

Spring 2017 Intern

sebastian sperling

Mike Avakian

Summer 2016 Crocker Intern


Felicia Patti

Fall 2015 Crocker Intern

Felicia Headshot

Ned Reichenbach

Spring 2015 Intern

ned reichenbach

John Anton

2013 Crocker Intern

Anton and McMorris Rogers