During the 2017-2018 school year, Capital City launched an internship program to give students an opportunity to learn professional skills, network with experts and gain insights on potential career paths.
The inaugural cohort of nine 11th and 12th graders worked with nine partners across Washington, DC: Reuters Television, Lori Parker (Ward 1 Candidate), McKnight Pediatrics, GALA Hispanic Theater, District Vet, Joseph’s House, Cooper Thomas, City Blossoms, and London & Mead. Through a rigorous matching process, Capital City’s Internship Coordinator aligned student interest with local organizations. This hands-on, real-world work experience provided our students critical skills needed for their post-secondary education and future employment, including:
Resume writing and interviewing
Teamwork and networking
Accountability and time management
Advancing Our Shared Missions
As part of our commitment to prepare our graduates for success in college and careers, the Internship Program provides our students with professional connections, stronger resumes, and valuable work experience. In return, our partners receive enthusiastic, hard-working students eager to learn and grow. This partnership helps each organization advance their mission.
"Frank was absolutely wonderful! I kept praising his work ethic and his ability to learn quickly. The sound engineer trained him to run the show and he did a wonderful job!"
— Mauricio Pita, Director of Education and The Paso Nuevo Youth Program, GALA Hispanic Theatre
Meet our Interns
Interested in broadcast journalism, 12th grader Obdulio was excited to intern with Reuters Television. He supported the entire news team by creating stories for clients, editing raw footage, writing shot lists, and developing transitions between clips. Through this experience, he learned new technology skills, how to communicate with a variety of professionals, and navigate a newsroom. He says, "I have a passion and love of sports and being able to watch, edit, and send a news story about sports was amazing. Thank you to everyone at Reuters for this amazing experience."
12th grader Magali found her calling at District Vet. After three months observing the practice, she reflected, "I want to do this for a living." Magali credits her Anatomy class at Capital City for helping to prepare her for the experience. Her internship gave her hands-on experience assisting with patient exams and diagnostics. In addition to observing appointments and surgeries, she gained insight into how a veterinarian’s office is run, best practices for working with animals and how to communicate with clients.
Partner with Capital City
We are looking for partners for the Internship Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Want to have an impact in the life of a Capital City student? Need a hand at your organization? Interested in learning more? Contact Leila Corcoran, Capital City’s Internship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.