CCAI Foster Youth Internship Programme 2018 in USA

CAI’s Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program is a highly esteemed congressional internship for young adults who spent time in the foster care system. The FYI Program began in 2003 as an effort to raise awareness to federal policymakers about the needs and unique perspectives of those who spent time in foster care. As part of the program, CCAI organizes retreats, advocacy training and various networking opportunities with experts in the child welfare field. Throughout the summer, the FYI Program interns spend time researching about policy issues affecting foster children across the country. These experiences allow the interns to create a policy report that is presented at a congressional briefing and released to child welfare advocates across the country.


  • The FYI Program is uniquely designed to develop and strengthen these advocacy skills as well as provide opportunities to pursue careers in federal policy and other prestigious fields after graduation.
  • Interns are given an inside look at the federal legislative process and an opportunity to play an active role in developing federal policy.


  • Applicants are expected to have strong writing, grammar and research skills.
  • Applicants are required to have strong interest in improving federal child welfare policy.
  • Applicants are required to have spent at least 24 consecutive months and/or at least a total of 36 months in foster care during any point in their lives and be willing to share their experiences to raise awareness and effect change

DEADLINE: January 15 2018

To apply and for more information visit here

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