BISM Seeks Summer Employees

From the mailbag:

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) is accepting applications for our Work to Independence and Independence 101 summer staff positions!  We are looking for confident and independent blind individuals who exhibit leadership qualities and enthusiasm.  If you fit this description, please consider becoming a staff at one of our summer programs!

Work to Independence
Staff dates: June 14 – August 10, 2014
The purpose of this program is for blind and low vision high school students to develop the life skills and confidence necessary to smoothly transition from high school to college, vocational training, or employment.

Independence 101
Staff dates: July 14 – August 8, 2014
This three-week comprehensive life skills program is designed for blind and low vision middle school students to focus on building confidence.

For more information on these summer programs, please visit our website at

All interested applicants must have great blindness skills, especially in the fields of cane travel, braille, technology, and independent living.  Staff should also be comfortable with instructing or working with students in two or more of these areas.  Lastly, staff must be able to reside with students on a college campus for the entire duration of the program (excluding days/nights off).

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume to Melissa Lomax at or Sarah Baebler at  Please contact us with any questions you may have!

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