Essays must be double-spaced, use 12 point Times New Roman font, use proper spelling and grammar, and pages must be numbered. Your essay must include all three of the following: (1) how your life experiences have shaped your interest in and skills for this internship program (2) how this experience fits with your goals and future aspirations, and (3) legislative changes you would want to make to the child welfare system at the federal level based on what you have seen and your experiences. For example, how would you improve foster care for current and future foster youth? Supporting research is required, and applicants must cite sources in the MLA or APA format. Do not submit more than 4 pages; only the first 4 pages will be considered. ALL essay guidelines must be followed.