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District Leadership Program (DLP)

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 2022

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:
    • Unofficial transcript.
    • Graduate student – 1 letter to confirm enrollment
    • Undergraduate Student -- 2 letters from school officials such as a department chair, advisor, etc. Both letters should provide the following information.

If you cannot secure a letter, an email from two school officials with the required information will be sufficient. Please send the emails to

  • Why should we accept you as an applicant in this leadership program?
  • What is your status as a student?
  • What is your major and current GPA?
  • Professional resume
  • A well written essay of 1000 words. Use the Microsoft office word counter. You must enter your name and school on the word document. All three essays should be saved in one document. 
    In the essay, you are expected to answer the following questions:
    • Why do you want to participate in this internship program?
    • What are the challenges do you anticipate with managing your academic, extracurricular activities, and personal obligations and commitment?
    • What are you looking for in both a supervisor and a mentor?
  • The application will be deemed incomplete if any field is empty and or not fully answered. The application will also be deemed incomplete and not acceptable if any of the four attachments is missing.
  • Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.


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 veteran of the United States military?

Are you currently or have you in the past five years participated in the Child and Family Services Agency foster care program?

Are you claiming foster care preference?

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


What is your Academic Status?

Expected Graduation Date



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

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

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

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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