Children's Defense Fund Internship Profile
The Children’s Defense Fund was founded by current president Marian Wright Edelman in 1973. Today, the main office of the nonprofit organization staffs about 100 workers whose aim is to speak for the underrepresented children of America. CDF has become one of the nation’s most vocal advocates for children and families, and strives to ensure that all American children who need it gain access to immunizations, health care, child care, Head Start programs, education, adoption, mental health attention, protection in the juvenile justice systems and welfare programs, as well as a chance to escape poverty.
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