Become an Intern

About the High School Internship Program

The Urban Alliance High School Internship Program is a 10-month paid, professional internship program currently active in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern Virginia. You must apply to be in the program. Once accepted, you will:

  • Work part-time (paid) during the school year, Monday-Thursday.
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  • Attend life-skills and job readiness workshops on Friday during the school year. Topics include conflict resolution, interview skills, professional writing, and work etiquette.
  • Receive college/career planning assistance.
  • Work full-time (paid) during the summer, Monday-Thursday.
  • Attend professional development workshops on Friday during the summer.

To see which high schools Urban Alliance partners with in your region, scroll down.

Requirements

To apply you must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be eligible for an authorized off campus/early release schedule
  • Complete an application and submit it with references to Urban Alliance

Application

Applications for the 2016-17 High School Internship Program are available now for all regions! 

  • Apply online.
  • Download the Counselor Recommendation form and UA Consent forms here. These forms are required. Applications are not complete until these signed documents are received by Urban Alliance.
  • Please note the following application due dates:
    • Baltimore: September 14, 2016
    • Chicago: September 5, 2016
    • Washington, DC: September 22, 2016
    • Northern Virginia: September 16, 2016

 

Washington, DC

Urban Alliance’s High School Internship Program is a city-wide youth employment program. In addition to the year-round High School Internship Program, Washington, DC hosts a number of summer internship programs.

  • World Bank Summer Internship Program
    • The World Bank Summer Internship Program is open now for rising seniors. You must apply to be in the program.
    • The application period for the 2016 World Bank Summer Internship Program is now closed.  
  • Economic Club of Washington, DC Scholars Internship Program
    • The Economic Club Scholars Internship Program is offered exclusively for recipients of the David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, DC Scholarships. You must apply to be int the program. Eligible scholars are rising juniors or seniors in college.
    •  The application period for the Economic Club Scholars Internship Program is now closed.

 

Baltimore

Urban Alliance’s Baltimore High School Internship Program is currently accepting students from:

  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
  • Carver Vocational Technical High School
  • Coppin Academy
  • Digital Harbor
  • Forest Park
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Green Street Academy
  • Independence School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
  • Northwestern, Patterson
  • REACH Partnership
  • Reginald F. Lewis
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy

 

Chicago

Urban Alliance’s Chicago High School Internship Program is currently accepting students from:

  • Al Raby School for Community and Environment
  • Benito Juarez Community Academy
  • Carl Schurz
  • Catalyst Maria Charter
  • Christian Fenger Academy
  • CICS Longwood
  • Crane Medical Prep
  • Crane Tech Prep
  • Farragut Career Academy
  • Gurdon S. Hubbard
  • John Hancock College Preparatory
  • John Marshall Metropolitan
  • Julian, Kenwood Academy
  • Little Black Pearl
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan
  • Muchin College Prep
  • Nicholas Senn
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Career Academy
  • Richards Career Academy
  • Simeon Career Academy
  • Steinmetz College Prep
  • Team Englewood
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Wells Community Academy
  • Wendell Phillips Academy High School

 

Northern Virginia

Urban Alliance’s Northern Virginia High School Internship Program is currently accepting students from:

  • Arlington Career Center
  • TC Williams
  • Wakefield
  • Washington-Lee High School