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Career Bridge Program Overview

By the year 2020, 76% of all jobs in the District of Columbia will require some post-secondary education beyond high school. While many students seek out college pathways, a number of students choose post-secondary pathways such as apprenticeships, the military, workforce development programs, or direct employment.

Become a Career Bridge Host Employer and support DCPS seniors!

Career Bridge Program

The DCPS Career Bridge Program provides the opportunity for DCPS seniors seeking apprenticeship, career education, military, employment, and 2-year pathways to participate in professional skill building and internship opportunities, so students, ultimately, secure a post-secondary plan. Become a Career Bridge Host Employer.

Career Bridge – Fall 2019 Internship Period

  • Students enroll in Internship for Credit at the Opportunity Academies
  • Students participate in employability skills training from August – October 2019
  • Students interview for internships in October
  • Students intern October 21st – December 13th, 2019, up to 10 hours per week
  • Students complete a portfolio (resume, application, interview, Linked In profile) by January 2020
  • Participating schools: DCPS Opportunity Academies: Ballou STAY High School, Luke C. Moore High School, Roosevelt STAY High School

Career Bridge – Spring 2020 Internship Period

  • Students participate in Tenacity Career Prep sessions from October 2019 – February 2020 or enroll in the Internship Class at the Opportunity Academies
  • Students interview for internships on February 13th, 2020 and intern from March 9th – May 1st 2019
  • Students intern up to 10 hours per week, working up to 80 hours over the course of the 8 weeks
  • Students complete a portfolio (resume, application, interview, Linked In profile) by May 2020
  • Participating Schools: Anacostia High School, Ballou High School, Ballou STAY High School, Cardozo Education Campus, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Coolidge High School, Dunbar High School, Eastern High School, H.D. Woodson High School, Luke C. Moore High School, Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt STAY High School
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