Career Ready Internships (CRI)

OSSE's Career Ready Internships (CRI) is an opportunity for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students to participate
in paid summer internships aligned to their CTE career cluster. Through CRI, students can gain valuable real-world work
experience, receive professional mentorship, and are supported to develop transferable workplace skills.


Opportunity Type



6-week summer program, June 24 - August 2, 2024

Grade levels

11th, 12th

Paid or Unpaid

Paid at $17/hour


Up to 25 hours per week

CTE Status

Enrolled in a DCPS CTE program


In-person, virtual, or hybrid

Resume Required


Interview Required


Transportation Available


Registration Period

October 12, 2023 - January 12, 2024

Registration Link

Currently closed (check back in Fall 2024!)

DCPS Point of Contact

Melissa Madden,

CRI Eligibility

To be eligible for CRI, students must:

  • Be a DC resident
  • Be a DC high school junior or senior
  • Be enrolled in a DCPS CTE program

Student Benefits

CRI participants will…

  • Earn $17 per hour
  • Gain real-world work experience in the career field of their CTE program
  • Develop transferable workplace skills
  • Experience professional mentorship
  • Build their resume

Program Requirements

To participate in CRI, students must:

  • Register by the January 12, 2024 deadline
  • Complete professional skills training (such as Tenacity)
  • Submit an updated resume
  • Participate in interview process with potential employers
  • Full onboarding requirements & submit paperwork
  • Attend student orientation

Host Employers

CRI host employer registration is currently closed. Please check back in Fall 2024 to register as a host employer for the Summer 2025 CRI internship cycle!

Past CRI Host Employers:

Accenture (on-Ramps)
Children's National Hospital
DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
Destination DC
Department of Transportation (On-Ramps)