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A partnership between education and business is key to closing the skills gap and improving how we prepare and train individuals for work.  The DC Career Academy Network (DC CAN) is looking for paid internship opportunities for selected high school students. DC CAN is an affiliate of NAF, which has been developing successful students since 1982.

Our academies take the form of small learning communities within larger schools and are organized around one of five career themes – Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism, or Information Technology. DC CAN students have specialized experience in their career pathways which uniquely qualifies them for top-tier internship opportunities.

DC CAN interns are required to complete an employability skills curriculum that focuses on poise, initiative, and tenacity. Paid internships during the summer months may be supplemented by funds from the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program.


Could you use a qualified, enthusiastic high school student to assist with special projects and administrative tasks?

Would you like to invest in your company's future by creating a pipeline of future employees?

Would you like to help one or more deserving District students be better prepared for college and the workforce?

Your company can:

     - Become socially responsible

     - Join a network of satisfied companies that hire DC CAN interns

     - Help transform students' lives


The DC Career Academy Network (DC CAN) supports the establishment and continued development of NAF career academies at public and public charter high schools located in Washington, DC.

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