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The Foster Youth Internship is a prestigious internship that brings 12 former foster youth from across the country to Washington D.C. for two months, to intern for a member of Congress and write a policy report on issues that need to be addressed in the child welfare system.

Interns also attend training, professional development, networking events, and more to better understand the child welfare system, the legislative processes, and become better advocates. The internship covers the cost of housing, transportation, and provides a weekly stipend. The internship may be used for academic credit pending your academic institution's internship credit policy.

To determine your eligibility for the program, please check out the CCAI website that lists all of the eligibility for the program. Applications open each fall for the following upcoming summer. Applications are typically due in January of each year. (This program is currently virtual).

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