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Internship Program


DC Water’s priority is the safety and health of our employees, customers, and students. Therefore, after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this summer’s Internship Program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We encourage you to apply for next year’s program. Please continue to stay safe and healthy. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


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 Summer 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.

Summer Internship Program:

Our summer program is 12 weeks long and 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 May to August. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Currently enrolled full time at an accredited college or university.
  • Have at least 30 credit hours completed at the time of application.
  • Have at least a 3.0-grade point average.
  • Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.
  • International Students are welcome to apply. However, proof of eligibility to work must be submitted by the specified deadline.
  • Women, minorities, and DC residents are strongly encouraged to apply.

A completed application packet must include the following:

  • Online Profile and Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • An official transcript must be received no later than the specified deadline.
  • Letter of recommendation (see below)
  • Typed Essay (see essay requirements below)

*Be sure to have all documents and information available at time of application

Essay Requirements

Complete the essay within the online application 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 can be mailed in a sealed envelope on letterhead with the recommender's signature or a scanned copy directly emailed from the recommender to
  • Student's official college transcript-- (Upon acceptance of offer, you must have your official transcript mailed in a sealed envelope from your college or university or an official electronic version from the registrar’s office no later than two weeks from accepting the offer.)

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

Please submit mailed documents to:

  • DC Water
  • Attn: People and Talent
  • RE: Internship Program
  • 5000 Overlook Avenue SW
  • Washington, DC 20032-5397


(Click the link above to search and apply to one or more intern positions.)

For additional information contact:
Phone: (202) 787-2401