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Applications are now open for the 2021 All-Star Internship Program. Apply Now! 

In order to apply, youth must meet the following requirements. If you are unsure if you qualify, please email us at or call at 503-717-1552. 

  • Have firsthand experience in the child welfare system - This includes (but is not limited to): foster care, adoption, congregate care, and relative/kinship care.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 24 - All-Stars must be 18-24 on the first date of the internship.
  • Be responsible and require minimal supervision - All-Stars will primarily be unsupervised outside of working hours.
  • Be able and willing to travel (no traveling at this time) - All-Stars will need valid identification and authorization to travel by car and plane. 

  • Have the ability to obtain - high-speed internet (we will work with folks to ensure you have adequate bandwidth)
  • Be able and willing to be photographed.

  • Be able to obtain required permissions from foster care agency if still in foster care.
  • Be willing to undergo a background check - All offers of employment are made upon the successful completion of a background check. All-Stars may not begin until background checks are completed. Violations do not necessarily disqualify an applicant. 

For more information about internship dates, eligibility, and program information, click here

Don't forget, we made some changes to the All-Star Application this year. You can now either submit a written or video response to the essay prompts. Written responses can be submitted in the online application and video responses can be submitted directly to

We will also be requiring a resume to be submitted with the application! Check out our blog post with tips and tricks on writing a resume here.

Applications will be available until February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST. 

Jan 9, 2020 By Brittney Carey


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Swimmer4christ84 said:

I am in love with this team! I'm not in the 18-24 age range (36) but could bring so much experience to this team! As I once served on something similar in TN called the TYAC-Tennesee Youth Advisory Council. Used to lead P.A.T.H classes for prospective foster parents. Heck, I grew up in 73 foster placements. Personally worked on the Brain A lawsuit. I live in Florida now and would love to become a part of this team. Make it 12 people instead of 11! Haha, Please reach out at and I can tell you my story, I promise it's worth hearing!