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District Leadership Program (DLP)

dlp.dchr@dc.gov

1015 Half Street, SE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20003

(202) 442-9700, option 2

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District Leadership Program Application for Year-Round FY 2023

Important things to consider in the process of applying to the District Leadership Program (DLP):

  • You MUST complete the application in one session.  You cannot save an incomplete application.
  • Review the entire application and gather all resources you will need to successfully complete the application. These are the resources and they MUST be attached to the application:
  • Required Essay
    Well-written essay to address three specific questions below, double space, 1000 to 1200 words using the Microsoft Office Word counter. You must answer the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in the District Leadership Program?
    • What has been your experience academically over the past two years? How have you navigated through the pandemic in regard to your educational development & personal growth?
    • If you were to be accepted in the program, how will you measure your success?

Special Instructions:

  • You must submit all documents attached to your application. If any document is missing, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be evaluated.
    • Professional resume
    • Letter from school official (dean, head of department, advisor, etc) – to verify that you are enrolled and a student in good standing. It must include your current grade point average
    • Letter from a professor (current) – to support your application as a viable candidate for this leadership program
    • Well written 1000 to 1200 words essay ( one word document). Include your name, questions, and answers.)
  • Submit four references with full name, email address, and telephone number
  • All ‘eligible’ applicants will experience the following screening:
    • Telephone interview
    • Essay will be evaluated for content, structure, logic, grammar, etc
    • The highest ranked applicants will go through a final evaluation during the week of May 16th. This final evaluation process will be phone interviews by leaders of agencies throughout the District of Columbia Government who will host selected applicants.
Vaccination Requirement:
The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

1. GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION

Full Name

Home Street and Apartment {Permanent Resident)

School Street and Apartment (Residence While in School)

Are you authorized to work in the United States?

Are you claiming preference as a DC Resident?

Are you a graduate of a District of Columbia Public School high school?

2. EDUCATION

What is your Academic Status?

Expected Graduation Date

3. SKILLS

4. MANDATORY DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE ATTACHED

Resume (Please note: only txt, pdf, doc, and docx extensions are allowed)

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Official Educational Status Letter (Please note: only txt, pdf, doc, and docx extensions are allowed)

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Essays:- All three essays should be saved in one document. (Please note: only txt, pdf, doc, and docx extensions are allowed)

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