Application Guidelines

To apply for one of our Austin- or Houston-based internships, please send an email with the items listed below to the appropriate internship coordinator.

In the subject line of your message, please indicate the specific internship (ex: POLICY INTERNSHIP or OUTREACH INTERNSHIP) for which you are applying.

1. Cover Letter
The cover letter should address:

  • why you wish 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 nonprofit advocacy
  • your immediate post-internship plans as well as longer term academic/career goals
  • what you hope to gain from your 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.