Internship Program


Here at DC Water, we consider it part of our public service mission to support and encourage the educational goals of the next generation. Our Internship Program is designed to expose undergraduate and graduate students to a wide range of career opportunities in the public sector and provide them with valuable professional skills that can be transferred to any occupation or industry.

We offer both summer and year-round internships.

Summer Internship Program:

College students majoring in the following fields are eligible to participate in a 10-week summer program:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts

The summer program includes paid work at DC Water and the opportunity to explore jobs that are in keeping with the participant's area of study. Participants will work 40 hours per week from June to August only. In addition to being exposed to jobs related to the student's course of study, interns receive professional development training on relevant topics. The summer program also includes field trips designed to help students better understand the work that is done at DC Water, and the impact that work has on Washington DC and the surrounding area.

Here's the fine print: No lodging, meals, transportation or other assistance will be provided.

Year-Round Internship Program

The year-round program is intended for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the following fields:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts

Participants in the year-round program are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the school semester and up to 40 hours per week during the summer and on all extended school breaks.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for the DC Water internship program:

  • Currently enrolled full time at an accredited college or university
  • Have completed at least the first semester of their sophomore year (At least 45 credit hours complete at the time of application)
  • Have at least a 2.75 grade point average (Year-round interns must maintain a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the program)
  • Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

A completed application packet must include all of the following:

  • Online Application At the completion of the application you will be instructed how to email your resume and essay to Talent, Learning and Development.
  • Student's resume
  • A typed essay, not to exceed two pages answering the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in interning at DC Water?
    2. How would an internship at DC Water support your future aspirations?
    3. What knowledge, skills and talents do you believe you can contribute to DC Water if selected for an internship?

Mailed Documents:

  • An official letter of recommendation (Letters can come from your academic advisor, a professor, or program dean. Letters must be submitted in a sealed envelope on letterhead from your college or university with the recommender's signature)
  • Student's official college transcript from the fall 2016 semester

Special note: All documents listed above are required in order to be considered for an internship opportunity.

All required documents must be received by Friday, March 10, 2017!

Please submit completed mailed documents to: 

DC Water 
Human Capital Management Department
Learning and Development Branch
5000 Overlook Avenue SW, Suite 308
Washington, DC 20032-5397 

For additional information contact: 

Phone: (202) 787-2220 
Fax: (202) 787-2455