Foster Youth Intern Program
The Louisiana Institute of Children in Families’ Foster Youth Intern Program is an effort to make a difference in the life of a child who spent time in the foster care system while simultaneously making a tremendous impact on the future of child welfare in Louisiana. Through an internship with a legislative member, legislative committee or state agency, LICF engages policymakers at the highest levels of state government on the unique challenges and issues surrounding life in foster care.
Going beyond a meaningful personal and professional enrichment experience for the intern, state policymakers who participate in our discussions are shown firsthand the experiences of youth in foster care. The desired result is a new awareness and call to action to deploy their new knowledge to inspire legislative change and to grow advocates for improving the foster care system in Louisiana.