Children's Defense Fund

www.childrensdefense.org
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Summer Internship

Current Intern - Development Intern in Houston, TX
Current Intern - Development Intern in Houston, TX

I have been working at Children's Defense Fund as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Great opportunity to contribute to good causes in various capacities- there is never a sense of doing "busy work" at CDF. I also had the chance to work across departments and help other staff members aside from my supervisor so there was a lot of exposure to the different job functions.

Cons

It can be a little harried and disorganized, but that's just the nature of nonprofit.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    One of the most unfortunate experiences of my entire career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Children's Defense Fund

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The Freedom School is an excellent resource in giving children great learning opportunities and self-esteem.

    Cons

    Despite the good name, the Children's Defense Fund is a poorly run organization that does not offer the professional experience one would expect. There's irony in advocating for children while having the children of employees live in borderline poverty. Cutthroat and dishonest. Catty and functions on the system of personal favoritism. Senior leadership bullies, yells, insults and overall attempts to intimidate subordinates. Tries to dictate employee interaction with peers, STRONGLY (and inappropriately) suggesting friendships and other personal relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees with honesty and respect. Lead with integrity.


  2. Wonderful summer internship experience!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Children's Defense Fund

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Mission driven; experienced advocates; great learning enviornment

    Cons

    Worked in a smaller office -- less national exposure.


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