Advanced Internship Program (AIP)

OSSE’s Advanced Internship Program (AIP) is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to participate in paid and credit-bearing internships aligned with their CTE program of study during the school year. Through AIP, students can gain valuable real-world work experience, receive professional mentorship, and are supported to develop transferable workplace skills.


Opportunity Type



School-year, November-May

Grade Levels

11th, 12th

Paid or Unpaid

Paid at $17/hour


8-12 hours per week

CTE Status

2+ CTE courses completed in program of study


In-person, virtual, or hybrid

Resume Required


Interview Required


Transportation Available

Upon request

Registration Period

April 1 - May 31, 2024

Registration Link

DCPS Point of Contact

Maraena Allen-Lewis,

AIP Eligibility

To be eligible for AIP, students must:

  • Be a DC resident
  • Be a DC high school senior or junior (priority given to seniors)
  • Have completed at least the first and second-level courses in their CTE program of study

Student Benefits

AIP participants will…

  • Earn $17 per hour
  • Receive 4th-level CTE course credit
  • Gain real-world work experience
  • Develop transferable workplace skills
  • Experience professional mentorship
  • Build their resume

Program Requirements

To participate in AIP, students must:

  • Register by the deadline
  • Submit an updated resume
  • Participate in interview process with potential employers
  • Complete required onboarding steps
  • Attend student orientation and pre-internship programming

Host Employers

AIP is made possible with the support of host employers who work with student interns. If your organization is interested in hosting interns for the 2024-25 school year, please complete the registration form below before Friday, August 9th!

Past AIP Host Employers:

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Children's National Hospital
Destination DC
Founding Farmers