Foster Youth Internship Program®
CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program® offers the creative and talented FYI Program interns the opportunity to use their newfound understanding of Capitol Hill and federal policy to research and write a policy report throughout the summer. The interns focus on subjects they are personally passionate about due to their experiences and understanding after living in foster care and make personal recommendations for improving the U.S. foster care system. This report is published annually and presented at both congressional and White House briefings.
The reports have become a highly sought after, expert resource for federal policymakers, and many of the recommendations have even been signed into law. The FYI Program interns are often invited to speak across the nation on the subjects they have researched and presented, given their expertise on these subjects.
Watch the 2021 FYI Congressional Briefing:
Foster Youth Internship Program® Congressional Reports
2012: "Hear Me Now"