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Communications and Outreach Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Family & Youth Initiative

  • 16 people are interested

Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI) is a small non-profit organization that helps teens in foster care create lasting relationships with caring adults. We recruit and prepare mentors, host families, and adoptive families and help those adults and teens meet and get to know each other through participation in events and social activities. We help teens at risk of aging out of foster care find adoptive families and develop lasting relationships with other caring adults who will support them as they transition into adulthood.

Job Summary

 The Communications and Outreach Intern will manage online communication platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The intern will also be responsible for using marketing materials to recruit mentors, host parents, and adoptive parents.

Responsibilities and Duties

 Part-time: 12-16 hours/week

 Use social media and online efforts to recruit new mentors, and host and adoptive parents.

 Monitor, log, and analyze online communication data and suggest improvements

 Create themed campaigns (e.g., for National Adoption Month, Foster Care Month)

 Create graphics to use online

 Research potential outreach events and activities

 Interview mentors and volunteers for website material and quotes

Qualifications and Skills

 At least one year of undergraduate experience; communications, journalism, public relations, or marketing preferred

 Exceptional knowledge and skill related to use of current social media tools and writing for social media, including Facebook and Twitter

 Social media, marketing, and/or community outreach experience

 Excellent written and oral communication skills

Please email Dominique Freeman ( your resume and any questions.

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About Family & Youth Initiative


515 M ST SE, Suite 217, WASHINGTON, DC 20003, US

Mission Statement

Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI) creates enriching lifetime relationships for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. We make a difference in the lives of older children by forging pathways to adoption while building bridges between youth and a community of adults willing to open their hearts and homes.


Family & Youth Initiative (DCFYI) helps older children (12 to 21) in foster care find adoptive families and make lifelong connections with caring

DCFYI focuses solely on helping teens at riskof aging out of fostercare find adoptive families and develop lasting relationships with other caring adults. We are unique in that we offer opportunities for adults who are not yet approved to adopt or mentor to meet and get to know teens so that relationships can grow naturally, which is a much more effective way for adults and teens to get to know each other and get comfortable before any formal mentor or adoption match is made.

We are one of very few organizations that create low barrier ways for adults to get to know and help teens in foster care. We encourage creative responses to the needs of individual teens and abilities and availability of interested adults.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


515 M Street, SESuite 217Washington, DC 20003



  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Community Outreach




  • 12-16 hours a week

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