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We are hiring for the following positions: 

Director of Development


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 an organization that makes a national impact and learn about our national programs, policy and Capitol Hill. Our interns have the opportunity to work with CCAI staff in all departments on projects that directly affect the impact of our organization. Whether through planning events, fundraising, administration, communicating through social media, engaging Capitol Hill staff or researching legislation and policy, our interns leave CCAI knowing they were able to make a difference in promoting CCAI’s mission of children in families.

We currently offer internships during the following semesters:

  • Spring: January – May                       
  • Summer: May/June – August            
  • Fall: August/September – December              

The Spring 2019 internship begins on January 14, 2016. CCAI can assist in arranging academic credit for your internship. CCAI also hosts fellows and graduate students and coordinates with schools for externship credits. We require at least a 15-20 hour commitment per week.

Internship Positions Available

Policy: Policy interns research and stay informed of the current adoption and foster care legislation, reports and studies; correspond with and support congressional staff; and assist CCAI’s Director of Policy in planning, outreach and logistics for policy events and legislative briefings on Capitol Hill. Recommended Majors: Law, Public Policy, Political Science

Programs: Programs Interns help facilitate the programmatic details of our core programs, Angels in Adoption®, the Foster Youth Internship Program®, National Adoption Day, and other various projects. Responsibilities include assisting with program design and preparation, coordinating travel arrangements, communicating with congressional offices, event coordination, social media, and research. Recommended Majors: Communications, Business Administration, Public Policy, Political Science

Development: Development interns work on donor development and outreach, fundraising, and research as well as support the Director of Development with special events. They may also assist in social media communication. Recommended Majors: Communications, Business Administration, English

Administrative: Administrative Interns help facilitate the recruitment and acquisition of the next class of interns, help develop and maintain the excellent work environment and infrastructure at CCAI for current employees, and work with the Director of Operations and Executive Director on various administrative projects, including projects related to working with our Board of Directors, financial audits and reporting, and more. Recommended Majors: Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, Human Resources, Communications

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (if applying for Policy)

Please send all application materials to carly@ccainstitute.org.