DC Talent Leaders Employer Registration Youth Registration

DC Talent Leaders

Washington, DC is not only the capital of the United States - it’s also a talent capital, filled with young people who have the potential to become industry and community leaders and impact our local and global economy.

DC’s Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides enriching summer work experiences to local young people through subsidized placements in the private, nonprofit, school, and government sectors. Building on its 35 year history, in 2017, SYEP received more than 22,000 applications from young people. And in today’s global economy, we hope to serve even more.

With support from Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Employment Services, DC Talent Leaders calls upon DC businesses to increase the number and quality of summer work experiences available for young people in our city.

For Employers

DC Talent Leaders serves as meaningful and inclusive platform to cultivate the future workforce of our city. We invite local employers to partner with DOES and the Mayor’s Office to host local interns for summer work experiences, or to offer free benefits to your existing summer interns.

Members of DC Talent Leaders will:

  • Gain access to a diverse pipeline of ready-to-work young adults in the District.
  • Attend exclusive events and network with potential business and channel partners.
  • Create management opportunities for your employees.
  • Receive public recognition by Mayor Bowser for your company’s efforts to create a diverse and talented workforce.
  • Receive funding to provide your youth employees with free access to transportation, the opportunity to compete for scholarships, special banking products, micro-learning opportunities and other benefits.

Please direct any questions to dctalentleaders@dc.gov. Thanks for your interest!

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For Summer Interns

Summer work experiences, including internships, provide important opportunities to explore career interests, develop new skills, and gain experience in a professional working environment. DC Talent Leaders wants to support your future success. If you’re a DC resident between ages 18-24 with a confirmed summer internship, sign up today for the following free benefits.

Members of DC Talent Leaders will:

  • Metro subsidies.
  • Access to membership and special banking products
  • Ability to compete in the Mayor’s Opportunity Student Scholarship Program
  • Micro-learning opportunities and special events
  • Workforce readiness and financial literacy course
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Please direct any questions to dctalentleaders@dc.gov. Thanks for your interest!

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