District of Columbia District Leadership Program (DLP) - Paid Internship Opportunity

Website: District of Columbia Human Resources


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 an internship program 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. 

The Summer program will operate from June to August. It is a full time 40 hours per week internship experience. Check their website for most up to date information.

Internship Activities

Our program takes a holistic approach to developing Interns by providing a wide range of stimulating and developmental activities including:

  • Substantive assignments in an unlimited array of functional areas related to government operations (i.e., Human Capital Management, Finance and Budgeting, Information Technology, Legal, Contracting and Procurement, Small and Local Business and Economic Development, Legislative Affairs, Health and Human Services, Education, and Performance Management)
  • A customized Individual Development Planning Learning Lab and Tool Suite
  • Classroom lectures and coursework on topics centered around core business services as well as other specialty topics
  • Web-based training and development courses
  • A series of Profiles in Leadership brown bag luncheons
  • 360 performance feedback for each intern
  • Guest lecturers focusing on topics such as Customer Service, Priorities for the District of Columbia, and Leadership Development
  • Undergraduate (Junior or Senior year) and graduate students currently enrolled, who are in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 at a U.S. college or university. This must be supported by a transcript and an official letter from school administration.
  • Students must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Applicants will be evaluated by the following documents which must be attached to the application;
    • three essay questions
    • a panel interview
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are;
    • Residents of the District of Columbia, and
    • Graduates of a District of Columbia High School.
Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Undocumented

Application information is at http://dchr.dc.gov/page/district-leadership-program-dlp-paid-internship-opportunity

Applicants will be evaluated by the following;

  • Three essay questions (all written materials must be attached to the application),
  • Human Resources panel interview, and
  • Interview with host agencies
Contact Information

For more information on the DLP, please contact DCHR at dchr.dlp@dc.gov