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District of Columbia Department of Human Resources Internships

District of Columbia Department of Human Resources Internships

The DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) provides human resource management services that strengthen individual and organizational performance and enable the District government to attract, develop and retain a well-qualified, diverse workforce.

Department of Employment Services

Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction, teaching workers the practical and theoretical aspects of highly skilled occupations. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor groups, and employer associations.

The Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training (OAIT), part of the Department of Employment Services (DOES), registers apprentices and apprenticeship programs. OAIT safeguards the well-being of apprentices, guarantees the quality of programs, ensures equal access to apprentices, and provides integrated employment and training information to sponsors, employers, and trainers. OAIT also staffs the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council.

Applicants for apprenticeships must be at least 16 years old and meet the sponsor’s qualifications. Generally, applicants must demonstrate to sponsors that they have the ability, aptitude, and education to master the rudiments of the occupation and complete related instruction.

Prospective employers work with OAIT representatives to develop on-the-job training plans, related classroom instruction, and operating procedures.

For more information about the Apprenticeship Program please contact:

DC Department of Employment Services Office of Apprenticeship Information and Training 609 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 698-5099

You may also visit, write, or call employers or unions in the trade you want to enter. For Department of Labor information about apprenticeships, go here:

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