Internships and Apprenticeships

A listing of available internships and apprenticeships

Opportunities are posted for the convenience of students.

Disclaimer: Postings do not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by W.T. Woodson, FCPS, nor any administrator or employee of either W.T. Woodson or FCPS. Parents need to check and be satisfied with any program chosen for their children. This web page contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network. Neither W.T. Woodson High School nor FCPS controls the content or relevancy of those pages.

Youth Internships and Apprenticeships

BANK OF AMERICA STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM – Bank of America offers Juniors and Seniors eight-week, paid summer internships at a local nonprofit organization.  Learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you can learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. 8 – 13 July at which you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.  Applicants must be able to work legally in the U.S. for 35 hours/week through the end of September 2018.  Applicants will need to provide a recommendation.  Visit https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/student-leader-eligibility-criteria.html#fbid=b46MD7ISy7n for more information and to apply.  Do not delay.  The deadline is not clearly provided and could be very soon.  Posted 01/12/18.

THE BORGEN PROJECT

The Borgen Project is a nonprofit working to end global poverty and hunger.  Several unpaid telecommuting internships are listed on their website.  College credit may be available for some internships.  Work-from-home internships in human resources, political affairs, and journalism, are currently available.  For more information and to apply, visit http://borgenproject.org/TELECOMMUTE-INTERNSHIPS/.  Posted 12/01/17

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH (NIH) SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (SIP)

NIH summer programs provide opportunities for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to work side-by-side with leading scientists. NIH consists of a clinical research center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick and other locations across the country.  Internships are a minimum of eight weeks beginning in May or June.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old by 15 June 2018.  There is a stipend for trainees which is adjusted yearly and depends on the level of education completed.  Candidates must apply on-line and must submit:  1) a resume, 2) a list of coursework and grades (not a transcript at this time), 3) a cover letter that describes the applicants’ research interests and career goals; and 4) the names and contact information for two references.  For more information, visit www.training.nih.gov/programs/sipBe aware that applications are accepted on a rolling basis and that early application dramatically increases the chances of being selected .  The final deadline to submit all materials is 1 March.

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITIES

Both internship and volunteer opportunities are available for a variety of political campaigns.  You can discover them in the Enrichment Database found in Family Connection.  Log into Blackboard; Click the Family Connection link; Click the “college” tab; scroll down to, find, and click “enrichment programs” on the right under “college research.”  This is a searchable database.  Try searching for “political” or “campaign” to discover what is available.

U.S. ARMY HIGH SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (HSAP)

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) offers summer internship opportunities for high school Juniors:  Participants gain research experience working as part of a team alongside university researchers.  Participants are allowed to work up to 300 hours total and earn an educational stipend equivalent to $10/hour.  At the end of the program, participants prepare abstracts documenting the research they performed.  This is a day program and participants must have daily transportation to and from home.  Get all the details at www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/hsap/The application generally closes 28 February though some labs may require other deadlines.

U.S. ARMY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (SEAP)

June-August 2018 (Dates vary by location) – The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) matches practicing Department of Defense (DoD) scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship that provides students with first-hand research experience and exposure to DoD laboratories. SEAP students work with their mentors, Army scientists and engineers, to gain hands-on experience in a professional research setting. SEAP provides students with the opportunity to learn how STEM research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. At the end of the SEAP apprenticeship, students prepare and present final reports based on their research experience. All SEAP students who successfully complete their apprenticeship are awarded an educational stipend ($2,000 for first-year students).  SEAP is offered at various Army Laboratory locations throughout the country including the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD and the Geospatial Research Laboratory in Alexandria, VA.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and each program has an age requirement.  For more details and the application, visit www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/seap/.  The application window closes 28 February

U.S. ARMY RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (REAP)

Summer 2018 (Dates vary by location) – REAP is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at area colleges and universities. REAP apprentices work under the direct supervision of a mentor on a hands-on research project. REAP apprentices are exposed to the real world of research, gain valuable mentorship, and learn about education and career opportunities in STEM. REAP apprenticeships are 5 - 8 weeks in length (minimum of 200 hours) and apprentices receive a stipend.  Apprenticeships are available at Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, Morgan State, University of Maryland-Baltimore, and other locations across the U.S.  The application window closes 28 February.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.usaeop.com/programs/apprenticeships/reap/.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) opportunities only provide about 5 days to apply.  Although few, there are some opportunities available for high school students.  Parents and students can sign up for email updates to receive listings of internship opportunities with the state department.  You must be at least 13 years of age to register for the updates.  These emails will provide students with up to date information on the latest internships and their corresponding deadlines.  To sign up for government updates as soon as they are posted, visit https://service.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSTATEBPA/subscriber/new

SMITHSONIAN INTERNSHIPS

The Smithsonian offers a variety of internships for individuals who are at last 16 years of age. Information aboutf fellowships and internships can be found at https://www.smithsonianofi.com/. Plan ahead. Submitting a great application will take time.

U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Competitive internship program provides selected high school students with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. For more information visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/. Check periodically. Deadlines may appear in the fall.

True Apprenticeships

Learn about a true apprenticeship.

APPRENTICESHIP JOB POSTINGS – The Division of Registered Apprenticeship is now offering a job posting feature.  Posted this week are apprenticeship opportunities in cosmetology, electrical work, plumbing, machinist, optician, and early childhood learning.  Bookmark this page to see all opportunities as they are posted.  One may be for you!  Visit www.dolivirginia.gov/apprenticship/sponsorjobspage.html.

JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE (JATC)

The Washington, DC JATC offers accredited three, four, and five year electrical and telecommunications apprenticeship programs at its facility in Lanham, MD.  Apprentices attend class in hands-on labs and learn from instructors who have real-world experience.  Applicants must be 18 years of age upon entering the program in September 2018, must submit an official copy of their high school transcript or GED, must have a passing grade in Algebra 1 or GED equivalent, and are required to take an aptitude test.  Applications are accepted year-round and the application deadline for the upcoming apprentice class is 31 March 2018.  .  For more information and to apply, visit www.getchargedup.org. For questions, call 301.429.2575.

AMERICAN LINE BUILDERS APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE (ALBAT Program)

ALBAT accepts applications for apprenticeship programs including outside lineman, substation technician, cable splicer technician, traffic signal technician, underground residential distribution technician, and transmission technician on a continuous bassis to maintain a standby list of qualified applications.  There are IBEW Local Unions that are presently not accepting applications due to limited opportunities.  Find the application online at www.albat.org for Local Unions that are currently accepting applications that have jurisdiction for the ALBAT Program.  For Virginia/Maryland/Washington DC the following programs are currently open:  Lineman, Traffic Signal, Cable Splicer, and Transmission.  Office is located at 3506 Steward Road, Forestville, MD 20747, 301-316-7730.

BUILD GREAT SHIPS

The Apprentice School offers opportunities for persons interested in learning aspects of the ship-building trade.  This apprentice program provides each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.  The school is in Newport News.  Information on the program can be found at http://www.as.edu.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY & THE APPRENTICE SCHOOL

Pursue an engineering degree from ODU while doing an apprenticeship at the Newport News Shipbuilding Yard.  Get all the details by visiting www.odu.edu/news/2014/1/engineering_apprenti.

STEAMFITTERS' APPRENTICESHIP FOR THE HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION PROCESS, PIPING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM FIELDS

For more information regarding the apprenticeship program offered by the Washington, DC Joint Steamfitting Apprenticeship Committee, please call 301.341.1555 or visit www.Steamfitters-602.org.