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Law Student/Public Interest/Clinton, Tennessee **

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Company name

Children's Defense Fund

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Clinton, TN

Date Last Verified

Oct 27,2012

Posted on

Mar 10,2012

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Winter/Spring Internship Program Interns will gain knowledge, skills, and experience for a lifetime commitment as a child advocate and public policy leader. Will also get an insider's view of non-profit advocacy. Will work in Child Welfare and Mental Health division. Interns will identify and survey promising policies, practices and programs in states and communities, prepare research briefs and fact sheets, analyze legislative and fiscal policies and monitor hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill and advocacy group meetings on various concerns. Help children benefit from the newly enacted Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, the most significant reforms for abused and neglected children in foster care in more than a decade. Identify promising approaches to promote services and treatment for parents and children challenged by substance abuse, mental health problems and domestic violence. Identify and promote effective policies and practices to strengthen the workforce charged with assisting children who are abused and neglected and their families. Promote policy reforms to improve outcomes for children and youths by increasing investments in prevention, specialized treatment, and post-permanency services. Law students will be considered. Strong consideration will be given to students who have experience with the needs of vulnerable children and families and/or strategies to address these needs. Candidates with a strong interest in child advocacy are encouraged to apply. Duration: January - April. Deadline: November 15.

Additional info

Send Internship Application, cover letter, resume, references, two letters of recommendation, and writing sample (up to 2,500 words).

Company info

Internship Coordinator
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: 202-662-3697