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!
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 2020 Internship Period
- Students enroll in Internship for Credit at the Opportunity Academies
- Students participate in employability skills training from August – October 2020
- Students interview for internships in October
- Students intern remotely from November – December up to 10 hours per week
- Students complete a portfolio (resume, application, interview, Linked In profile) by January 2021
- Participating schools: DCPS Opportunity Academies: Ballou STAY High School, Luke C. Moore High School, Roosevelt STAY High School
Career Bridge – Spring 2021 Internship Period
- Students participate in Tenacity Career Prep sessions from October 2020 – February 2021 or enroll in the Internship Class at the Opportunity Academies
- Students interview for internships in February 2021 and intern remotely from March – May 2021
- 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 2021
- 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