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Non-Profit Administration Internships

Development Division Internships

The 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.

The intern will be involved with financial record keeping and basic accounting tasks as well as special projects related to financial processes and records.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing account reconciliations.
  • Review of travel expense and other vouchers.
  • Organizing records and files.
  • Tracking and maintaining contract management system.
  • Special accounting and finance projects under supervision.
  • May include some general office support, clerical, and/or data-entry duties.
  • Development prospect research
  • Outreach assistance and account development

Preferred Experience/ Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Some business and accounting classes helpful.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively.
  • Declared major of Accounting, Finance, or related discipline or experience.
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children in America.
  • Must display incentive to take the lead on various outreach efforts to expose a large number of people to the work of CDF. A sense of creativity encouraged.
  • A required commitment of approximately 30 hours per week.

How to Apply for the CDF Internship Program

Application Components

Each applicant must submit the following

  • CDF Internship Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Recommendation Letters
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample

Please send application materials, either by mail, email, fax, or online form.

Children's Defense Fund
Attn: Internship Coordinator
25 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: 202-662-3570
Email: cdf_interns@childrensdefense.org

The Children’s Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.