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Bonner Partner > Child Welfare League of America

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Child Welfare League of America


Address:

2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250 

Arlington, VA 22202

 

Websitewww.cwla.org

 

Organization Description: CWLA is a national membership organization made up of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit voluntary child welfare agencies. CWLA, as part of its mission, sets internationally recognized standards for child welfare practice, proposes national public policy initiatives, publishes innovative child welfare materials, and provides consultation, training and technical assistance to public and private child welfare agencies. Program and policy initiatives focus on such child, youth, and family issues as adolescent pregnancy and parenting, adoption, AIDS, behavioral health, child abuse and neglect, child poverty, cultural responsiveness, child day care, developmental disabilities, family foster care, family preservation, homelessness, juvenile justice, kinship care, and residential group care. We also emphasize the importance of research. CWLA is a premier national child welfare organization that can provide interns with a challenging educational experience.

 

 

Issue Area(s):

  • Advocacy
  • Youth services 

 

Type(s) of Bonner Partnership Connections:

  • Alternative Break Site
  • Internship opportunity
  • Educational opportunity
  • Job opportunity
  • Resource Provider

 


Internship Position


Internship Description: Intern duties vary depending on the department and project. Most projects relate to the program and policy areas described above and require a significant amount of research and writing. Interns often help staff monitor legislation, design and conduct surveys, develop funding proposals, and write issue briefs and other publications. To maximize their professional and educational development, interns are always encouraged to interact and work collaboratively with staff across CWLA's divisions.

 

Internship Start/End Dates: 10-12 weeks in length.

Application Process: If you are interested in applying for a fall or spring internship, please submit the following materials:

 

    * Resumé;

    * Cover letter, indicating your availability and specific areas of interest and experience, if any, in child welfare (be as detailed as you can);

    * telephone numbers and addresses of two people to contact as references, and/or letters of reference; and

    * writing sample, 3 pages maximum, focusing on an aspect of child welfare, or an autobiography. 

 

All materials should be submitted simultaneously and sent to:

 

CWLA Internship Program

Child Welfare League of America

2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250

Arlington, VA 22202

Fax: 703/412-2401

Phome: 703/412-2400

E-mail: internships@cwla.org 

 

Once complete application packets are received, the Intern Coordinator will match intern candidates with staff based on the applicant's interests and experiences and the staff's project needs. CWLA staff will then interview the selected applicants, usually by telephone, and make final selections. Selected interns will receive a telephone call and an offer letter. 

 

Application Deadline:

Stipend Provided? No

Housing Provided? No

Hosted Bonners before?

 

 


 

Service Opportunity


 

Service Opportunity Description:

 

 

 

Service Opportunity Start/End Dates:

 

 


 

Resource Opportunity


Resources Available: 


 

Policy and Advocacy Connection

Does this organization/program offer opportunities for students to engage in policy research, advocacy, lobbying, public education, etc.?


Type of Opportunity & Description: Advocacy

CWLA sets internationally recognized standards for child welfare practice, proposes national public policy initiatives, publishes innovative child welfare materials, and provides consultation, training and technical assistance to public and private child welfare agencies. Program and policy initiatives focus on such child, youth, and family issues as adolescent pregnancy and parenting, adoption, AIDS, behavioral health, child abuse and neglect, child poverty, cultural responsiveness, child day care, developmental disabilities, family foster care, family preservation, homelessness, juvenile justice, kinship care, and residential group care. We also emphasize the importance of research.


Current Contact

Updated 11/2010


Name/Position: Dana Ford, CWLA Internship Program

Email: dford@cwla.org

Phone: 703-412-2400

 

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