Spread the Word! Apply by January 15 to CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship Program®
We need you to help us spread the word about the 2018 CCAI Foster Youth Internship Program®! This unique Washington, D.C. summer internship opportunity is open to current and former foster youth from across the nation. We’re grateful for your willingness to partner with CCAI to create yet another successful Foster Youth Internship Program® class in 2018.
CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program® is a highly esteemed congressional internship for young adults who spent time in the foster care system. The FYI Program began in 2003 as an effort to raise awareness to federal policymakers about the needs and unique perspectives of those who spent time in foster care. As part of the program, CCAI organizes retreats, advocacy trainings and various networking opportunities with experts in the child welfare field. Throughout the summer, the FYI Program interns spend time researching policy issues affecting foster children across the country. These experiences allow the interns to create a policy report that is presented at a congressional briefing and released to child welfare advocates across the country.
The CCAI FYI Program is a competitive, highly esteemed congressional internship for young adults who spent (1) at least 24 consecutive months and/or (2) at least a total of 36 months in the U.S. foster care system. All applicants must have completed at least four semesters of schooling at an accredited institution of higher learning, such as a college, university, or vocational school. Participants will be placed in the Washington, D.C. offices of Members of Congress. The dates for the FYI Program are May 29-July 27, 2018, and the candidate must be available for the entirety of the program to qualify. Interns receive a weekly stipend and housing during their assignment in Washington, D.C.
The application deadline for this life-changing internship is Monday, January 15, 2018.
For more information about the program and to access the application form, please visit our website.