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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.

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Senior Organizer

CDF-MN seeks a highly skilled and dedicated individual for the full-time position of Senior Organizer. We are looking for a community-focused relationship builder to expand a network of community members to advance solutions that help children. Click here for more information and application instructions.


AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA will support the expansion of CDF-MN’s Youth Programs in the Twin Cities. These programs support academic success, build leadership skills, and promote community engagement. The AmeriCorps VISTA will work directly with CDF-MN Youth Development Director to promote the expansion of the CDF Freedom Schools® program with school districts and community based programs; support data collection needed for the evaluation process of the CDF Freedom Schools program and preparation of reports; coordinate communication and community engagement opportunities with CDF-MN’s Beat the Odds® scholarship recipients and alumni; and, support training, grassroots organizing and community engagement activities with CDF-MN’s Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT). Click here for more information and to apply.

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.