Internship Program

CAFO’s internship program provides real work experience that makes a difference for orphans and foster youth…and for your future. You’ll serve alongside and learn from professionals, many who are experts and veterans in the field, joining a movement with impact all over the world.

Internships are an investment – into your personal and professional development, but also into God’s Kingdom. Through your work as an intern, CAFO and our partnering organizations are making a worthy and invaluable investment in you as well, building up the next generation of champions for vulnerable children.

We at CAFO are managing the list of internships from our reputable and Christ-centered organizations and seeking to expand the opportunities available and provide exposure to more and more CAFO organizations over time. Stay tuned for new opportunities and new ways to collaborate and work together as our Student Internship Initiative grows.

Peruse our featured available internships below and get connected today!

Availability & Length

The Christian Alliance for Orphans Internship Program is designed for students currently enrolled in College/University.

Internships are available in Fall, Spring, and Summer

Duration and dates are flexible

Most internships are part-time (10-25 hours per week)

 

Open Internship & Student Opportunities

Internships

Gospel in Action | Cru

Internship Role: Gospel in Action Internship

Description: Join us in reaching the college students on your campus for Christ along with partnering with local and international organizations to connect the passions and gifts of college students to the needs of the fatherless locally and internationally.

Possibility of Working Remotely: No

Compensation: Paid (Raised support)

Preferred Skills: Heart for evangelism, justice and orphancare.

Hours Per Week: 40

Start Date: 8/01/17

Application Due: 4/1/17

How to Apply: Contact Natalie Back (email: natalie.back@cru.org)

Social Media & Research | Christ's Hope Int'l

Internship Role: Social Media, Research & Project Manager

Description: A variety of possible opportunities in the US office located in beautiful Traverse City, MI. Multi media, social media, campaign programs, administrative support, research, and event planning are areas of opportunities-possibly combined with an east Africa research and project implementation opportunity.

Possibility of Working Remotely: No

Compensation: Unpaid. (Small stipend)

Preferred Skills: Creative, innovative, adventurous, faithful, compassionate, with organizational skills, computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Passion for God, Passion for AIDS affected orphaned and vulnerable children.

Hours Per Week: 20-40

Start Date: 9/01/17

Application Due: 4/15/17

How to Apply: Send resume, dates available, and why you want to serve with us to davidk@christshopeusa.org

Graphic Design | Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

Internship Role: Graphic Design

Description: As a graphic artist, you know the power behind dynamic visual design. Here’s your opportunity to use your creative talent toward a vision larger than any one of us can accomplish alone. Christian Alliance for Orphans is looking for a graphic design intern to start this fall.

You will work closely with the graphic design director and executives of key initiatives to create materials for both on-and-offline promotions.

We value our interns for their strong design sensibility and promote their professional development during the term. Learn to meet daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Create graphics and design layouts for flyers, email newsletters, web and mobile sites, blogs, and social media campaigns.

Incorporate UI/UX best practices in website design and layout, and adapt designs for mobile formats.

A graphic design internship at Christian Alliance for Orphans primes you for future in-house work at an organization that is determined to only do work with purpose.

Possibility of Working Remotely: Yes

Compensation: Paid. (Minimum wage of the state of residence)

Preferred Skills: Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of user interface design for web. Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign. Has access to or owns Photoshop and InDesign, Illustrator would be a bonus. Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goals.Experience with WordPress platform is a plus.

Hours Per Week: 10-15

Start Date: open

Application Due: open

How to Apply: Send Resume to Brandie Smith at smith@cafo.org.

Research & Best Practice | Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

Internship Role: Research & Best Practice

Description: This internship is for the OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Initiative. This Initiative unifies top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the world and developing evidence-based solutions. We provide practitioners with exposure to incisive research and new data, innovations and best practices in the field. We also empower researchers with a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline OVC care practices.

About the OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Internship:

If you’re an individual who appreciates the power of combining research with best practices, here is your opportunity to use your analytical and organizational skills toward a vision larger than any one of us can accomplish alone.

You will work closely with the OVC Applied Research and Best Practice Initiative National Director to research evidence-based solutions to the care of children, such as Trauma-informed care practices.

You will learn how to reach an audience for practical research through technology outlets such as webinars, social media and online marketing campaigns.

We value our interns for their strong design sensibility and promote their professional development during the term. Learn to meet daily, weekly, and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Possibility of Working Remotely: Yes

Compensation: Unpaid

Preferred Skills: Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling.  Candidates should possess a strong interested in orphan care, foster care, and/or children social services, and be committed to improving the lives of children. Be detail oriented and well organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills.  Excellent at research.  Be proficient with Microsoft Office. Self-motivated, determined and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively.

Hours Per Week: 10-30

Start Date: 5/10/17 or 6/1/17

Application Due: 5/5/17

How to Apply: Send Resume to Brandie Smith at smith@cafo.org.

Mission Trips

East Africa | Christ's Hope Int'l

Location: East Africa

Description: Possible two to three week opportunity in one and/or two countries (Uganda and/or Kenya). Perform research and data collection on children in our program for reporting, determining efficacy, trends, and impact. Preferred in conjunction with internship.

Length & Date: Flexible

Trip Cost: $2,000-3,000

 

How to Apply: Send resume, dates available, and why you want to serve with us to davidk@christshopeusa.org