Career Ready Internship Program

"The only way to compete in the real world is to have real world experiences." – Darrell B, NASA Intern

Learn more about how you can participate in the DCPS Career Ready Internship Initiative!

Career Ready Internship Program

The mission of the DCPS Career Ready Internship initiative is to provide meaningful and intentional work experiences to emerging young professionals and prepare them for a life of self-sufficiency. After receiving intensive employability skills training, Career Ready interns will be exposed to a variety of career fields and receive guidance from leading industry professionals.

DCPS’s College and Career Programs Division is partnering with the Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) Summer Youth Employment program (SYEP). The partnership will provide paid summer internships for DCPS students between the ages of 15- 21 years of age. This partnership ensures that selected interns will receive specialized employability skills training through their NAF academy or CTE program. All internship applicants will participate in a competitive interview process.

This mission will be achieved by providing DCPS High School students with substantive work-based learning opportunities, which enable students to gain new skills, develop a mindset of excellence and embark upon a pathway toward future success. Register at this link to become a Career Ready Internship Host Employer. To watch highlights of Career Ready Internship summer 2020 internships, click this link. Review the links below to see the DCPS/OSSE Remote Internship Framework and examples of summer 2020 student internship experiences:


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