The District of Columbia Housing Authority is accepting applications from youth for its annual Do Your B.E.S.T. paid summer internship program.

The seven-week Do Your B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence through Service and Training) program, which provides meaningful summer jobs to youth, ages 14 through 18, living in DCHA communities or who are a part of DCHA’s voucher programs, is in its 22nd season.

The Do Your B.E.S.T. employees work throughout DCHA’s portfolio and also at a number of external sites. Each year, DCHA works to secure more and more positions in companies, non-profits, and outside of DCHA’s portfolio for our youth.

The goal of DYB is to challenge the students to grow professionally and personally from a structured employment program that includes community service and youth leadership principles. The program helps to expose young people to real world experiences early and prepare them for the next phase of their life. These real world experiences build character, self-esteem, and responsibility.

In addition to internships, DYB youth participate in workforce development workshops, community service, and go on a college tour.

Since 1997, through partnerships with more than 260 host sites in private and public sector agencies and organizations, the Do Your BEST program has employed over 1,300 youth.

For a DYB internship application, click here. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

To learn more about being a host employer or for more information about applying, email orsprograms@dchousing.org or (202) 535-1517.  




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