What are DC Public Schools (DCPS) Career Ready Internships?
The DCPS Career Ready Internship program is a unique collaboration between DCPS and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) to provide select students with high level, 6 week summer internship placements at host employers that align with our students’ career aspirations.
When do the Career Ready Internships take place?
Internships will be held during the summer for a 6 week time frame, typically between June and August.
Who is qualified to apply for an Career Ready Internship?
DCPS students age 15 – 21 who are currently receiving, or have completed, employability skills training at their school. All Career Ready Internship applicants must receive a recommendation from their employability skills instructor.
How are interns selected to participate in a Career Ready Internship?
To be selected, students must:
Applicants that are able to demonstrate poise, initiative and tenacity throughout the application process will be considered for an internship placement.
What types of internships are available?
During the 2019 Program year, DCPS Career Ready Internships will include the following career fields:
What skills will interns learn through the employability skills training?
Poise: First Impressions, Professional Dress, Positive Attitude, Professional Communication, Public Speaking
Initiative: Organization, Time Management, Banking, Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing
Tenacity: Branding, Networking, Social Networking “Netiquette”, Interviewing Skills