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Fall 2017 LEAD Internship

Mayor's L.E.A.D. D.C. Internship Program

The Executive Office of the Mayor is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 session for the Mayor's Leadership Engagement Achievement, and Development ("L.E.A.D") program offering undergraduates, graduates, and recent graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments. Through agency assignments and weekly development workshops, interns will be able to enhance their skills and learn new skills suitable to working for a government entity. Opportunities are vast and have opened doors to careers in public policy, communications, finance, law, intergovernmental affairs, and government operations.


  • Ability to commit between 20-35 hours per week
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Willingness to work in a fast paced environment
  • Interest in public service


  • The program will begin September 11 and end December 8. Please only apply if you will be in the D.C. area for those months.
  • We will begin phone screening in March for the Summer program
  • Candidates will be able to provide input into which office they would like to intern (See questions)
  • Not all offices within the Executive Office of the Mayor will require an intern for the summer
  • Interns are able to receive course credit for undergraduate or graduate school if needed.


*This is an unpaid internship.*

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