Freedom Schools Internship- Children's Defense FundBookmark This
The Children's Defense Fund
25 E St. NW
DescriptionThe Children's Defense Fund is an organization deeply committed to our Leave No Child Behind mission and to ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage into adulthood with caring families and communities. For 40 years, CDF has combined advocacy, public education, policy development, leadership training and other efforts to protect children and encourage preventive investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, suffer family breakdown, or get into trouble.
CDF Freedom Schools programs are partnerships between CDF's Black Community Crusade for Children® (BCCC)® program and local community-based organizations, churches, public schools and colleges/universities to provide literacy-rich summer programs in communities where those opportunities are limited or nonexistent.
How to Apply for the CDF Internship Program
Application Components Each applicant must submit the following:
CDF Internship Application
Two (2) Recommendation Letters
Please visit our website: http://www.childrensdefense.org/about-us/join-our-team/internship-program/ to apply.
The Children's Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ResponsibilitiesInterns assist with:
Preparation and delivery of training and technical assistance for local program staff
Outreach to current and prospective CDF Freedom Schools program sites.
Assignments will include:
Developing training materials
Responding to site inquiries
Researching best practices in educational and cultural enrichment after-school and summer programs
RequirementsRequired Experience and Qualifications:
Verbal and written communications skills
Flexibility and work ethic
Ability to work alone or in groups to accomplish task
Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with daily deadlines
Strong organizational and execution skills
Commitment to social advocacy and CDF's mission to be a voice for all children in America
Ability to organize facts and present issues in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing