Application Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following items by email to and put the title of the desired internship position (ex: MEDIA AND PR INTERNSHIP) in the subject line of your email.

1. Cover Letter
The cover letter should address:

  • why you want to intern at CDF
  • skills, knowledge (including relevant course work) and work experience
  • experience (including research) relevant to an internship at CDF
  • experience in, or passion for, children's issues and advocacy
  • your immediate post-internship plans as well as longer term academic/career goals
  • what you hope to gain from your CDF internship experience

2. Resume

3. Writing Sample (no longer than 2,500 words)
Sample should demonstrate writing and reasoning skills.  It may be a paper completed for a class assignment.