Jobs and Internships
CCAI does not have any job openings at this time.
A key component to the success of any non-profit organization is its people. As such, it’s no surprise that interns are essential to the success of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), a leader in adoption and foster care policy on Capitol Hill and across the nation.
Come intern with CCAI, a leading non-profit organization that makes a national impact on adoption, foster care, and child welfare policy and advocacy on Capitol Hill and across the country. CCAI interns have the opportunity to work on projects that positively affect children in need of families all over the world. Whether through researching legislation and policy, engaging Members of Congress and their staff, organizing fundraising efforts, planning advocacy events, or leading social media campaigns, our interns leave CCAI knowing they were able to make a difference in furthering CCAI’s mission of children belonging in families.
Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are now OPEN. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by July 10, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
ALL FALL 2020 INTERNSHIPS WILL BE REMOTE
Applications for Spring 2021 will open in October 2020.
Fall 2020 Semester: early to mid-August through mid-December.
To apply, submit the CCAI Internship Application Form and upload a (1) résumé, (2) cover letter, and (3) academic writing sample of two-to-three pages. Please direct any questions to Erika Brigantti at email@example.com.
Fall 2020 Internship Programs begin with an orientation in mid-August; however, alternative arrangements can be made – please bring to the attention of Erika Brigantti upon application submission. Further, CCAI can assist in arranging academic credit for your internship. CCAI also hosts fellows and graduate students and coordinates with schools for externship credits. For fall and spring internships, a minimum of 15 hours per week is required. For all summer internships, a full-time commitment is required.
We currently offer internships during the following three semesters:
• Spring: January – May
• Summer: May – August
• Fall: August – December
Internship Positions Available
Internship Department Positions: Please note that while the organization has four departments, CCAI is highly collaborative and team-oriented, therefore interns will have frequent opportunities to work with all departments throughout the internship.
Policy: Programs interns help facilitate the advocacy and programmatic details of our five core programs: Angels in Adoption®, the Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program®, National Adoption Day, 20/20 Vision, and Congressional Research Program in addition to various other projects. Responsibilities include communicating with congressional offices, assisting with program design and preparation, research, event coordination, and social media. Fall 2020 interns will be highly engaged in the execution of the 22nd Annual Angels in Adoption Program®.
Programs: Programs interns help facilitate the advocacy and programmatic details of our five core programs: Angels in Adoption®, the Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program®, National Adoption Day, 20/20 Vision, and Congressional Research Program in addition to various other projects. Responsibilities include communicating with congressional offices, assisting with program design and preparation, research, event coordination, and social media. Fall 2020 interns will be highly engaged in the execution of the 22nd Annual Angels in Adoption Program®.
Communications: Communications Interns help facilitate communications and outreach for our core programs, Angels in Adoption®, the Foster Youth Internship Program®, National Adoption Day, and other various projects. Responsibilities include assisting with graphic design and preparation, communicating with congressional offices, event coordination, live social media updates, crafting posts for all internet platforms, managing a social media calendar, and research. For this position, instead of a writing sample, please submit a sample social media post for CCAI for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. An M.A. degree in marketing or communications is preferred but not required.
Development: Development interns work on donor development and outreach, grant writing, fundraising, social media, and research in supporting the Director of Development with special campaigns and events. Fall 2020 interns will help craft and facilitate fundraising strategies for the organization at-large with special emphasis on the 22nd Annual Angels in Adoption® Program and 2021 Foster Youth Internship Program®.
Administrative: Administrative interns help develop and maintain the excellent work environment and infrastructure at CCAI for current employees and interns, facilitate the recruitment and acquisition of the next class of interns, and work with the Executive Director and Director of Operations on various projects, including those related to working with our Board of Directors, Advisory Council, financial audits and reporting, and more.
Required Documents (submitted through application form)
- Cover Letter
- Academic Writing Sample (two-to-three pages)
- Mock Social Media Posts (Communications ONLY)