Special Academic Opportunities

Child Welfare League of America Internship

CWLA is a national membership organization made up of over 900 public and private/non-profit 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 for their member agencies.


Internships are available during the summer through the Everett Public Service Internship Program.  On the average, internships last between 3-4 months.  However, some are shorter or longer depending upon the assigned projects or school requirements.  Intern duties vary, depending upon department and project.


Internships are predominantly offered to college students, including undergraduate, graduate and law students, and recent college graduates.

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Application Procedure

To apply, submit the following information to:



CWLA Internship Program
Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001-2085


  • Resume
  • Cover letter, indication summer availability under the Everett Program and specific welfare areas of interest and experience (be as detailed as possible, this distinguishes applicants form one another.)
  • A combination of 3 phone numbers and addresses of people to contact as references and/or letters of reference.
  • Summer applicants are asked to write a paper no more than 3 pages entitled, “Child Welfare- What will it look like?” (Family Preservation and Kinship Care were two of the issues that helped to shape child welfare in the ‘90s. Discuss the areas you believe will shape child welfare and the overall impact it will have.)
  • A writing sample of 3-7 pages.


  • (Fall) May 30, 2009
  • (Spring) November 1, 2009
  • (Summer) April 1, 2009


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