CHILD USA is looking for motivated, high-energy summer interns! As an organization dedicated to protecting kids, preventing abuse, and working for the civil rights of children, CHILD USA conducts research, compiles evidence, promotes ideas, and proposes the most effective policies to prevent childhood abuse and neglect.

CHILD USA is not your typical nonprofit – we are a ‘Think-And-Do-Tank,’ we’re on a mission to make the world a place where children are safe and happy. This is a collaborative group that both challenges and supports one another. We are a hands-on organization with opportunities to grow and thrive.

Join us! We are a small but mighty team of lawyers, social scientists, academics, and champions. We create the data used across the country and throughout the world in courtrooms and in capitols. With fact-based, peer-reviewed resources we educate and activate like-minded communities to rally and advance the civil rights of children.

2024 Summer Communications Intern

Overview: The Communications Intern will help CHILD USA reach more people through our website, social media, email, major media, and special events. This role offers the intern a total immersion into an innovative nonprofit organization. The successful candidate will work closely with key staff members and marketing consultants to learn about digital communications in the nonprofit sector.


  • Summer 2024 residence in the greater Philadelphia area
  • Hybrid – Must be able to work 20 – 30 hours/week with Wednesday and Thursday in the CHILD USA offices at the University of Pennsylvania for the duration of the internship
  • Desire to learn about the endemic problem of child sex abuse throughout youth-serving organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone or with others
  • Detail-oriented and creative
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Familiarity with digital communications platforms

Apply by email to Mauri Rapp,

Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two (2) academic or professional references, subject line “Communications Intern, Summer 2024.”