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CCAI does not currently have any open staff positions. 



Thank you for your interest in volunteering as an intern on the CCAI team!

CCAI is 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 and families. 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 safe and nurturing families.

Applications for the remote spring 2022 semester are now OPEN through December 15, 2021

To apply for spring 2022 (January through May), 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 Kate McLean at kate@ccainstitute.org.

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 all spring and fall internships, a minimum 15-hour commitment per week is required. For summer internships, a minimum 32-hour commitment per week is required. Please note this internship is a volunteer position. 

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 three departments, CCAI is highly collaborative and team-oriented; therefore, interns will have frequent opportunities to work with all departments throughout the internship.  

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. Policy interns will have the opportunity to help the CCAI policy team engage with the 117th Congress and advocate for CCAI’s mission of children in families on Capitol Hill. NOTE: This position may work remotely and does not need to be based in D.C.

Programs: Programs interns help facilitate the advocacy and programmatic details of our four core programs: Angels in Adoption®, the Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program®, National Adoption Day, and 20/20 Vision in addition to various other projects. Responsibilities include communicating with congressional offices, assisting with program design and preparation, research, event coordination, and social media. NOTE: This position may work remotely and does not need to be based in D.C.

Development & Communications: Development and Communications interns work on donor development and outreach, grant writing, fundraising, social media, research, and supporting the staff with special campaigns and events. Development interns will help craft and facilitate fundraising strategies for the organization at-large with special emphasis on the Foster Youth Internship Program® and the Angels in Adoption® Program. Interns also help facilitate the communications details of 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. NOTE: This position may work remotely and does not need to be based in D.C.

Required Documents (submitted through application form)

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic Writing Sample (two-to-three pages)