The Christian Alliance for Orphans

Student Initiative

connecting the next generation of orphan care advocates and world changers

The CAFO Student Initiative inspires and equips students for a lifetime of effective service. We harness the immense resources of the entire CAFO network - helping students build the knowledge, wisdom, and practical experiences critical to serving vulnerable children wisely and well for the long haul.

Internships

CAFO’s internship program provides real work experience that makes a difference for vulnerable children and families...and for your future. You can serve alongside and learn from professionals and veterans in the field, joining a movement with impact around the globe.

Students

Explore available internships, mission trips and volunteer opportunities.

Organizations

Engage students in your work of caring for orphans and vulnerable children.

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"Interns are the highlight of my year! Not only are we able to produce more designs than ever before but I experience much growth as a leader. Exposing students to the work of CAFO and its members is an honor."

ASHLEY OTANI, CAFO CREATIVE DIRECTOR

"It has been a joy and a fantastic learning experience having interns. There is tremendous potential for good in engaging college-age interns. A few benefits include: watching God capture hearts and direct them to serve the fatherless, freed me to do work that only I can do, able to address projects there are important but not urgent, backup during travel, access to fresh energy and enthusiasm, and "outside" perspective on projects."

NICOLE WILKE, CAFO RESEARCH FELLOW

"Working as a CAFO intern was a very rewarding experience. The team was working on a unique project: authoring and illustrating a children’s book. I had the privilege of jumping right in with an incredible group of people and an inspired goal. It was hard but gratifying work and I learned so much about the illustration and layout process of creating a book. My existing passion for orphans and children in foster care grew as I continued to learn from the people I came into contact with. I will never forget the experience and will always treasure the education I gained from it."

KAYLINN STROCK, CAFO FOSTER CARE INTERN

“Interning with CAFO has been an invaluable experience. Not only do you get to sharpen your skills, gain indispensable guidance, and connect with amazing people, but you get the privilege of producing meaningful work that directly aids in the efforts of helping the orphan and vulnerable child.”

JOSHUA KEMMER, CAFO DESIGN INTERN

"As a college student, I realized how easy it was to be entirely selfish as I spent all my time studying for my future, pursuing friendships and experiences for my pleasure...my internship became my constant daily reminder of the reality that there were children in foster care who needed individuals to step up. Professionally, the internship gave me opportunities to gain practical skills and challenged me to think creatively. These experiences, laid the groundwork for a well-rounded student and graduate!"

SARAH ROOKER, CAFO INTERN

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