Internships at CDF-Texas

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Internships at CDF-Texas2021-11-30T12:25:25-06:00


Through the years, CDF-Texas has been honored to welcome dozens of gifted college and graduate-level students as interns to advance our mission to ensure children across Texas a Healthy Start, a Safe Start, a Fair Start, a Head Start and a Moral Start to life.

We are proud to house an intentional, structured internship program where students get firsthand experience with professional advocacy, affecting policy change, working with young people, and more, while being connected with one of the most powerful networks in the nonprofit world. Interns are vital to CDF-Texas’s work, and we are pleased to play a role in supporting the next generation of change-makers.

Our Internships

For spring 2022, we are thrilled to offer the following internships:


Internship Details

  • Timeframe: Spring term, Mid-January through Mid-May
  • Compensation: $15/hour for up to 20 hours/week
  • Deadlines: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of December 22 at 11:59pm.
  • Location: All internships will be virtual through spring 2022.

Application Components

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Finalists will be asked to interview and submit a professional writing sample.

From the Interns

“… While going into medicine continues to be my main goal, I hope to use my passion for medicine to effectively advocate for changes to health policy at the state level, something that I never thought I would be able to do without the skills I learned at CDF-Texas.”

Vinit Shah, Spring 2019 Intern

Read His Story

“… Policy is messy and visceral. Even so, my CDF family’s resilience and determination were contagious—they reminded me that I could improve my community through public service, meaningful relationships, and a whole lot of grit.”

Aliyah Conley, Spring 2018 Intern

Read Her Story
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