CEO Mentor Application is Open!
Competitive Employment Opportunities (CEO) seeks professionals who want to share their passion for their work with a DCPS high school student. CEO is a manageable commitment for mentors that makes a meaningful impact for students. Apply today!

Become an Intern

"My experience in the CEO program was very interesting. I liked getting to know and understand people that you wouldn’t normally come across on a regular basis. My biggest take away from the program was knowing that everyone has big expectations for you and isn’t hesitant to connect and help you with certain issues and obstacles your facing."

-Khalil McMichael, CEO Intern 2023

Become an Intern

Are you interested in working as paid intern in your career field of choice? Are you interested in improving your work skills while learning about how to succeed in the workforce?

If so, the CEO Program may be right for you. The CEO Program provides high school age students with disabilities the opportunity to work with professional mentors in a broad range of competitive occupations. CEO mentors expose students to the world of work and help guide students through the career exploration process.

The CEO Program consists of weekly professional development classes, guided correspondence with mentors and career focused projects for students. Upon completion of the program, mentors assist mentees in securing paid summer internships in the student’s field of interest.

In order to qualify for the CEO program you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a junior or senior in high school with an IEP or 504
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have 80% school attendance

Still have questions? Read our frequently asked questions for interested students to learn more.

Ready to apply? Please fill out the online application and we’ll be in touch!