Career Bridge

The DCPS Career Bridge Program will provide opportunities for students to jump-start their career in an industry of their interest while receiving one-on-one career coaching, career exploration, professional skill building, and a paid internship opportunity. Students can participate in paid internships during the school year in high-demand, high-wage fields and may have the opportunity to continue into the summer.


Opportunity Type



School-year, January - May*
*If continuing through the summer, will end in August

Grade Level


Paid or Unpaid

Paid at $17/hour (+ opportunity to earn additional stipends)


8 hours per week

CTE Status

N/A (not required)


Hybrid (Jan-March), In-Person (March-May)

Resume Required


Interview Required


Transportation Available


Registration Period

October - November 17, 2023

Registration Link

Currently closed (check back in Fall 2024!)

DCPS Point of Contact

Lindsay Bryant,

Career Bridge Eligibility

To be eligible for Career Bridge, students must:

  • Be a graduating DCPS high school senior
  • Be willing & able to participate after school from January-May (August if student continues through summer)
  • Ideally be eligible for early release (not required)
  • Complete and submit all required documents

Student Benefits

Career Bridge participants will…

  • Gain entry-level experience in high-wage high demand career industries
  • Have the opportunity to explore career interests and develop transferrable workplace skills
  • Earn $17/hour working 8 hours a week, with additional opportunities to earn up to $4,000!
  • Receive one-on-one coaching
  • Build their resume

Program Requirements

To participate in Career Bridge, students must:

  • Complete the student interest form
  • Follow the required application steps & document submission
  • Participate in Professional Development Training Camp
  • Consistently work 8 hours per week throughout internship period

Host Employers

Interested in hosting a Career Bridge intern? The DCPS Career Bridge program is made possible with the support of host employers throughout the DC region. To register as a host employer for the upcoming Career Bridge cycle, please complete this form by Friday, December 1st: Career Bridge Partner Commitment.

Past Career Bridge Host Employers:
RCM of Washington
Destination DC