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District Leadership Program Internship – Year-Round FY23

This program will be a hybrid. Based on the agency that will host an intern, it can be 100% in person, 100% virtual, or a hybrid of in person and virtual. The hours remain the same.
Timeline:    Application opens August 9, 2022 & closes September 2, 2022

Dates:   October 11, 2022 to May 26, 2023

Hours: 3 days or 24 hours per week between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm

Required Essay:    Well written essay to address three specific questions below, double space, 1000 to 1200 words using the Microsoft Office Word counter. You must answer the following questions:

  • What has been your experience academically over the past two years? How have you navigated through the pandemic in regard to your educational development & personal growth?
  • If you were to be accepted in the program, how will you measure your success?

Special Instructions:

  • You must submit all documents attached to your application. If any document is missing, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be evaluated.
    • Professional resume
    • Letter from school official (dean, head of department, advisor, etc) – to verify that you are enrolled and a student in good standing. It must include your current grade point average
    • Letter from a professor (current) – to support your application as a viable candidate for this leadership program
    • Well written 1000 to 1200 words essay ( one word document). Include your name, questions, and answers.)
  • Submit four references with full name, email address, and telephone number
  • All ‘eligible’ applicants will experience the following screening:
    • Telephone interview
    • Essay will be evaluated for content, structure, logic, grammar, etc
    • The highest ranked applicants will go through a final evaluation during the week of September 26th. This final evaluation process will be phone interviews by leaders of agencies throughout the District of Columbia Government who will host selected applicants.

Vaccination Requirement:

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

Online Application:

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