INTERPOL Washington Interns Participate in CFC Program
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. Its mission is to promote and support philanthropy through an employee-focused program that provides all federal employees with opportunities to support eligible non-profit organizations. Today, an estimated 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations worldwide participate in CFC events. Throughout the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th), pledges made by Federal civilian, postal, and military donors support these organizations and aim to improve the quality of life for all. The 2016 campaign theme, Show Some Love, encourages awareness of causes and charities that Federal employees support.
The INTERPOL Washington interns recognized the important work done by the CFC and participated in their Show Some Love campaign. They each contributed three causes or charities that they support. Some of these causes included animal rights, domestic violence awareness, veterans’ rights, medical research, refugee support, and environmental conservation. All of the causes were then compiled onto two poster boards, which are now hung around the INTERPOL Washington office to promote charitable participation and demonstrate the interns’ support for the CFC. “It’s a great opportunity to get involved,” said Public and Congressional Affairs intern Kimberly Campbell. “This campaign encouraged me to identify and support charities that are important to me.”
The INTERPOL Washington six-month internship program offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in law enforcement to gain experience and connections. The application deadline for the July-December 2017 internship is February 15, 2017. For more information on INTERPOL Washington’s internships, please see https://www.justice.gov/interpol-washington/internships.