Host an Intern

Washington, DC students need preparation to access our region’s dynamic technology careers. We inspire and prepare students for these careers through internships with Accenture, Enlightened, Girls Who Code, federal agencies and many other tech employers.

By hosting On-Ramps interns, you can:

  • Develop enthusiastic, local STEM employees with fresh foundational skills in computer science, networking, engineering or digital-media.

  • Visibly inspire underrepresented students to follow STEM careers.

  • Improve morale, mentoring and leadership skills among participating staff.

Who are potential interns?

  • Motivated high school student in one of DC’s leading STEM schools

  • Two years of study in networking, computer programming, engineering or digital media

  • Completed an application, selection and training process, including recommendations

  • Demonstrated employability skills like teamwork, professionalism, and problem solving

How are interns paid?

There are several options for compensating the interns: 

  • Select an On-Ramps intern enrolled in the DC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).  On-Ramps will arrange pay through the program.

  • Hire the student directly at minimum wage or higher.

  • Sponsor an intern with a charitable donation to On-Ramps to Careers.

What support will On-Ramps and the school provide?

  • Screen and select candidate interns to match your priorities

  • Assist you with setting learning objectives and on request provide guidance for coaching young people in the workplace

  • Support the intern with another adult mentor or intern success workshops outside the workplace

  • Visit the site and provide support to the supervisor and student intern through phone, email or in person visits


Our interns have a wide range of foundational knowledge and skills taught by certified teachers with industry experience.


Networking Fundamentals
Software Fundamentals
Computer Hardware Installation and Troubleshooting
Diagnostic Software

Cyber Security

Network Security
Compliance Threats
Access Control
Identity Management
CompTIA Security + Certification Prep

Digital Media

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Flash
Adobe Certified Associate Prep


Basic Programming
Interface Design

For more information on hosting an intern, please email us: 

Hilary Jones, Managing Director -

Robert Holm, Founder 

Please use the subject line: "New Internship"