One City High School Internship Program

CitiWide High School Internship Program

CitiWide Computer Training Center In Partnership With Department of Employment Services (DOES) is working to provide the One City High School Internship Program.

2013 – 14 One City High School Internship Program

NOTE: The 2014 recruiting period has closed – but information about the program is below.
Stay tuned for the 2015 enrollment information coming soon.

CitiWide’s High School Internship Program is part of the One City High School Internship Program (OCHSIP) administered by the D.C. Department of Employment Services, which is designed to provide District of Columbia high school students with structured internship opportunities and mentoring relationships.

CitiWide’s OCHSIP program strives to provide students with the opportunity to do the following: 

  • Gain meaningful work experience through a paid internship;
  • CitiWide provides hands-on work experience to youth, while DOES pays them for their participation;
  • Learn and develop skills, attitudes, and the commitment necessary to succeed in today’s workforce;
  • CitiWide provides workforce training, life skills, computer training, and job experience, while DOES pays youth well above minimum wage to participate;
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment;
  • CitiWide provides professionals (e.g. IT professionals, management experts, work skills mentors) to youth, while DOES pays youth to receive these experiences;
  • Gain exposure to professionals working in a variety of career fields;
  • CitiWide provides needed exposure to administration, management, technology, education and workforce training, while DOES pays youth to participate.

How wonderful is this, You ask?  This is a wonderful partnership for our youth and you can help today by making a donation: DONATE HERE.  Thank you.

Application / Program Dates

Youth can get more information, find important documents, and apply online here. The 2014 OCHSIP application will be available from Monday, December 16, 2013 and will close on Friday, January 17, 2014.The Spring OCHSIP is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014 (this date is tentative). Youth participants will automatically transition into the Summer Youth Employment Program.  For more information and to apply – Call (202) 667-3719.

Internship Description

The One City High School Internship Program (OCHSIP) will address the Work Readiness needs of youth in D.C. high schools. The program provides essential skills youth need to work in the 21st Century Workforce. Various topics will be addressed during Workforce Training, which youth participate in through one-to-one mentorship with a caring adult professional.

This program will last throughout the school year: Mentors will provide assistance with work ethics, effective communications, life skills, dress for success, developing problem solving skills, violence prevention, and resume preparation. The IT and Computer literacy program will address IC3 program fundamentals including: hardware and software training leading to industry recognized certification – (Microsoft Office Training: Windows, Word, Outlook, Internet) and hardware and software information sessions.  Youth who complete the IC3 program would be enrolled in a national certification examination for an industry recognized license.

Get information, important documents, and forms at: http://does.dc.gov/service/one-city-high-school-internship-program-youth-information.
Begin the Application process: https://app.does.dc.gov/ochsip/youthreg.aspx

Requirements: 

  • Must be a D.C. resident;
  • Must be enrolled in a D.C. public, private, or charter school;
  • Must be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade;
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • Must have a half-day schedule and/or an abbreviated schedule;
  • Must complete the Online Application during the recruitment period by January 17, 2013 (For Online Registration: https://app.does.dc.gov/ochsip/youthreg.aspx);
  • Must submit a school verification form with transcript and two letters of recommendation (one academic, one character from a community representative), prior to the end of the recruitment period;
  • Must participate in an interview session conducted by DOES;

Candidates are evaluated on their academic record, application package and interview.