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Though applicants may choose any essay topic, samples should demonstrate writing and reasoning skills.
The writing sample should not exceed 1,000 words.
The cover letter should address the following topics:
Your resume should be no longer than one page and should include at least your education, work experience, extracurricular activities, and service experiences.
One reference letter should be written by a professor at your most current college or university. Applicants may choose their second recommender. The chosen person should illustrate your qualifications, character, and commitment to servant leadership.
"To Whom It May Concern" or "Children's Defense Fund's Internship Reviewing Committee"
No. Current, recent and graduate students; along with professionals are eligible to apply.
No. CDF Internship positions are unpaid. Applicants may contact educational and non-profit organizations to apply for funding assistance.
No. Applicants must arrange for their own housing. Some helpful housing sites are listed below:
|Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH)||Capitol Hill Stay||The Washington Center||Trinity College|
|Catholic University||George Washington University||American University||Howard University|