CCAI has internships for summer, fall and spring semesters. Internship start- and end-dates can be scheduled to fit your academic needs. In addition, CCAI can assist you in arranging academic credit for your internship. We ask that interns work between 20-40 hours each week during the course of their internship. CCAI offers multiple interns a position during each semester, so we encourage all to apply!
While interns during each semester have opportunities to learn and engage in the various facets of working for a non-profit organization on Capitol Hill, such as development and grant-writing, donor outreach and fulfillment, administration, and policy and research, certain CCAI programs operate during specific times of the year allowing for unique internship experiences for each semester. Year-round, CCAI works closely with Congressional offices and Members of Congress through regular communication related to adoption and foster care. There are various opportunities to research issues on the forefront of adoption, learn of current changes in policy, and engage in casework with Congressional offices and constituents. Each month, CCAI has events related to adoption and foster care policy issues, as well as receptions for Members of Congress to keep offices current on adoption legislation. Interns are often involved in planning and executing these events.
Fall interns at CCAI work closely with the Programs department to assist in executing the Angels in AdoptionTM Program. The primary responsibility includes Angel Outreach and assisting with program logistics. Angel Outreach involves working with the honorees to arrange for their participation in the program. In addition, interns are involved in planning the logistics for the gala and receptions. Interns have the unique opportunity to work directly with adoption and foster care advocates from all over the country to learn of their incredible experiences working to provide each child with a safe and loving home. In addition, interns are involved in National Adoption Day by assisting in engaging public officials, national organizations, and celebrities from all over the U.S. to participate in National Adoption Day events. Interns have the unique opportunity to gain experience in working with adoption advocates from all over the country as well as raising public interest in foster care adoption through the National Adoption Day program though event planning and coordination.
A typical work day may include any of the following activities: data entry, assembling packets of materials, researching current adoption issues through the media, placing telephone calls to Congressional staff, members of the adoption community or vendors, assisting in planning receptions and legislative briefings and social events, drafting correspondence, processing donations, and creating nametags, invitations, stationery and/or newsletters.
|Emily Collins | Program Assistant|