Internship Opening: Child Welfare Intern

Deadline to apply: July 24, 2020

About NC Child

NC Child builds a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure that all children—whatever their race, ethnicity, or place of birth—have the opportunity to thrive. NC Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC. NC Child is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.

Position Description

North Carolina’s child welfare system is one of only several county-administered, state supervised systems. 100 county Departments of Social Services deliver child welfare services and, while all follow state and federal guidance and policy, there are unique aspects to each of them. These include staffing and salary structure, organizational policies, programs, and practice models.  

North Carolina is currently beginning to implement three major reform efforts: Families First Prevention Services Act, state-mandated child welfare reform (Rylan’s Law), and the transformation of the state’s Medicaid system into managed care. Throughout the emerging reforms, families and advocates have identified the need for a central home to address concerns and complaints.    

NC Child is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern to research child welfare approaches across the United States, using the following guiding questions:  

  • How do other states, particularly those with county- or regionally administered systems, address complaints and streamline child welfare information, resources, and oversight?  
  • Is there evidence that any of those approaches influence child welfare outcomes (safety, permanence, well-being)?   
  • How are they funded, where are they housed, and what statutes govern them?   

This internship is short-term and should culminate in a brief outlining of findings. 

Position Type: Part-Time Internship
Compensation: $12/hr up to 75 hours 
Reports to: Health Program Specialist


How to Apply

After reviewing the position description please complete the application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. 

  1. You will need to upload your Resume, and Short Writing Sample. 
  2. The Resume and Short Writing Sample should be uploaded as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Deadline to Apply: July 24, 2020.