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Non-Profit Administration Internships

Human Resources 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.

Human resource interns will be involved with employee outreach and records maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Initial application screening.
  • Benefits package review and maintenance.
  • Organizing and updating electronic records, forms, and files.
  • Organizing and developing employee relations events.
  • May include general office support, clerical, and/or data-entry duties.

Preferred Experience/ Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Discretion.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of computers and basic office software packages.
  • Ability to work effectively alone or collectively.
  • Creativity and flexibility.
  • A commitment of approximately 15 hours per week is required.

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.