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Foster Youth Internship Program®

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Are you interested in the Foster Youth Internship Program®? Apply today to become one of twelve college students or recent graduates who intern for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C. and make an impact on federal child welfare policy. 

Do you know an extraordinary young person who qualifies for the Foster Youth Internship Program®? Encourage them to apply!

The dates for the 2018 Foster Youth Internship Program are May 29 - July 27, 2018.

All application materials must be received by Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00pm Eastern Standard Time. CCAI must receive the completed application (including the application form, resume, transcript, essay, short answer questions, two letters of recommendation and two recommendation forms) by this date. All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision whether you will move forward to the interview phase by February 2, 2018. All applicants will know of their acceptance into the Foster Youth Internship Program® by February 16, 2018.

Apply through our online application form HERE and be sure to submit the requisite PERSONAL recommendation forms and PROFESSIONAL recommendation forms.

2018 CCAI Foster Youth Internship Application Instructions

Professional Recommendation Form 

Personal Recommendation Form 

Please carefully review the application form before calling or emailing with questions. Contact CCAI’s Policy and Programs Associate, Taylor Draddy, taylor@ccainstitute.org or at (202) 544-8500.

If you have missed this year’s deadline, sign up for our CCAI Mailing List to follow announcements about the Foster Youth Internship Program® and be the first to know when CCAI begins to accept applications next year!