The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is accepting applications for the Foster Youth Internship Program until November 20,2022.

CCAI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC that is dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of safe and nurturing families and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right to a family. The Foster Youth Internship Program® is a competitive congressional internship for students in college, university, or vocational school and recent graduates. In this internship program, participants will be placed in the Washington, D.C. legislative offices of Members of the U.S. Congress and write a federal child welfare policy report throughout the course of the summer.

The 2023 Program will be hosted in DC next summer from May 30th – July 28th and applications are open now through November 20th 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to read the 2023 Foster Youth Internship Program® Application Information + Instructions and apply online at