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NCFA offers an excellent internship opportunity for students to join us as we promote a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action. Our staff is passionately committed to the belief that every child deserves a nurturing, permanent family, and we ask nothing less from our interns. Students with an interest in adoption, non-profits or charitable organizations, social work, fundraising, communications, or policy are preferred.

Make a Difference

As an intern with National Council For Adoption, you will be directly involved in our work to strengthen and support adoption. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills working across our education, research, advocacy, and constituent services programs. You may also choose to concentrate your work in a specific area of interest or professional focus, including but not limited to: 

  • Public Policy and Advocacy  
  • Event/Conference Planning 
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Research and Publications
  • Communications


Application Deadlines

  • Summer internship applications are due April 31st
  • Fall internship applications are due July 31st
  • Spring internship applications are due November 15th

Late applications may be considered if all positions are not filled.

Program Contact

Amy Wolfe

(703) 299-6633

NCFA Internship Application

This unpaid internship is located in Alexandria, VA, within walking distance of the King Street Metro station and several public bus lines. Please be sure to complete all the fields of the application below.

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