DCHR District Leadership Program Application

Important things to consider in the process of applying to the District Leadership Program (DLP):
  • You MUST complete the application in one session.  You cannot save an incomplete application. 
  • Review the application process and gather all resources (Professional Resume, Reference Letter, Recommendation Letter, and Unofficial Transcript) you will need to successfully complete the application. You must answer all questions and follow the directions as explained within the application. 
  • Question #3 and the essays must be well thought-out and written. You are expected to write between 300 to 500 words for each. These writing exercises will be evaluated for judgment, grammar, and clarity of argument and thought. You should use font 11 or 12 single space. It is recommended that you write all your writing samples aforementioned in a word document. Once you have reviewed, edited and proofed them; you can copy and paste them into the application.
  • The application will be deemed incomplete if any field is empty and/or not fully answered. The application will also be deemed incomplete and not acceptable if any of the four attachments are missing.
1. GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION
2. EDUCATION
3. INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES

Go to the www.dc.gov website and read briefly the purpose and work of all district agencies and offices. If given a choice, which 3 agencies or offices would you want to host you as an intern and why? (300 words minimum)

4. SKILLS
5. HONORS, AWARDS AND OTHER RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT
6. ESSAYS
Please respond to each of the following essay questions, keeping in mind that there are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers. Note that your responses will be evaluated, in part, based upon the: (1) grammatical context; (2) spelling; and (3) substantive content of your statements. In summary, focus your answers to thoughtfully respond to each question in a clear and concise manner.
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