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Join the Organization for Autism Research team!

The team at OAR is made up of a small, dynamic team of passionate individuals, working towards making a meaningful impact on the lives of autistic individuals and their supporters.  Opportunities to join the OAR staff are limited and all open positions will be posted on Idealist. Anyone interested in joining our team is welcome to inquire anytime by submitting a cover letter describing your interest and a resume.

While openings on the staff are infrequent, we offer opportunities for interns and volunteers year-round.

Working at OAR

We are a team of passionate staff members based in Arlington, VA. As a new addition to OAR, you’ll get to work alongside colleagues that each leverage their passion, skills, and expertise to help promote OAR’s impact and reach.

Open Positions

Any open positions will be posted below.

General Information

OAR values our employees by offering a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual salary increases based on performance
  • Hybrid office-telework schedule
  • Employer-paid health, dental, and vision plans
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) with matching after 6 months
  • Paid parking or equal metro fare offset
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 13 Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave policy
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional Ways to get Involved

About Our Internship Program

We established our internship program as a vehicle to support ongoing programs and offer college and graduate students the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a small, non-profit environment. The ideal intern is a dynamic individual who is interested in autism and shares our passion for helping autistic people and their families. We look for someone who excels at detail-oriented work, but thinks strategically and never loses sight of the greater purpose of a project. Interns work closely with key staff members on projects of high value to the autism community and OAR, and in the process, gain meaningful work experience in a non-profit organization with a national focus.

Prospective applicants should understand that OAR is not a clinical setting. We provide support through educational outreach and our interns will engage members of the autism community as part of their work. Interns will not be delivering interventions, conducting original research, or regularly interfacing with families face-to-face.

Due to the pandemic, we have temporarily discontinued the internship program. Please check back for updates.

Volunteer with OAR

As a small non-profit, we rely on the dedication of talented volunteers near and far to support autism families everywhere.

We offer a diverse range of service opportunities for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Contribute to our advocacy, education, or fundraising efforts. Engage with your local community or connect with the autism community online. Learn about the different ways you can get involved by clicking the button below!

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