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2013 District Leadership Program Internship


The District of Columbia Government’s Department of Human Resources (DCHR) is once again proud to announce its District Leadership Program (DLP). The DLP is a leadership program that is designed to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge, tools, skills, and experiences that can be readily applied to their future challenges and pursuits, whether personal or professional. Our program takes a holistic approach to developing Interns by providing a wide range of stimulating and developmental activities including, but not limited to:

Substantive assignments in an unlimited array of functional areas related to government operations (i.e., Human Capital Management, Finance & Budgeting, Information Technology, Legal, Contracting & Procurement, Small & Local Business and Economic Development, Legislative Affairs, Health & Human Services, Education, and Performance Management).

A customized Individual Development Planning (IDP) Learning Lab & Tool Suite

Classroom lectures and coursework on topics centered around core business services as well as other specialty topics

Online access to web-based training and development courses

A series of ‘Profiles in Leadership’ brown bag luncheons

360⁰ performance feedback for each intern

Guest lecturers focus on topics such as Customer Service, Priorities for the District of Columbia, and Leadership Development

The program is year round (October 28st through May 30th)

Eligibility requirements include:

Undergraduate (Junior or Senior year) and graduate students currently enrolled, who are in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at an accredited U.S. college or university. This must be supported by a transcript.

Recommendation letter from an administrator and a reference letter from an advisor or professor must both be attached to the application. Absent of any of these three aforementioned documents, the application will be deemed incomplete.

Students must be eligible to work in the United States

Applicants will be evaluated by their essay questions, answer to a reflective question, professional resume, and interview.

Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the District of Columbia.

The deadline to apply is October 4, 2013. Applications are now being accepted and evaluated and must be submitted by visiting For more information about the program and its offerings, please visit the website or contact DCHR (202) 442-9700, option 2.

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