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Jobs at Children's Defense Fund

Employees of the Children's Defense Fund are dedicated to its mission to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The work is meaningful and the people are great and your contributions will continue to help us to achieve our mission. CDF offers a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits to employees and their families to ensure personal and financial health and well-being, as well as to provide some protection from significant financial harm due to prolonged injury, illness or death. In addition to the health and wellness benefits we also offer employees a discount on personal computer purchases through the Dell Employee Purchase Program. We strive to provide all employees a variety of benefits that are meaningful to them.

We're hiring a site coordinator and youth worker for our CDF Freedom Schools American Indian-Focused Program in Minneapolis! Both positions will be open until filled. Click links below for more information.

CDF Freedom Schools Program Site Coordinator - Andersen Community School and Sanford Middle School

CDF Freedom Schools Program Site Coordinator - South High School

Learn more about positions currently available at our national office.

Internships at Children's Defense Fund

About 70 undergraduate, graduate and recent graduates intern in CDF's national and state offices each year. While a few of the internships give preference to certain majors everyone with a strong interest in child advocacy is encouraged to apply. CDF interns gain knowledge, skills, and experience to become child advocates and public policy leaders.

No internships currently available at the Minnesota office.

Learn more about internships currently available at our national office.