The Executive Office of the Mayor’s Fall L.E.A.D. DC Internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students and recent college graduates the chance to gain valuable work experience in one of our departments.

We are looking for smart and hard-working individuals who are interested in gaining invaluable public service experience with the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC. The program offers weekly meetings with the district’s top officials including: Deputy Mayors, Directors, and Chief of Staffs. Interns will also have the opportunity to produce their own public policy platform on health, economic development, safety, and/or transportation issues.

Students in the past have worked in the following departments:

Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs Mayor’s Office of Communication Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments Mayor’s Office of Women and Policy Initiatives Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Office of Federal and Regional Affairs Office of the Secretary Office of the City Administrator Office of Budget and Planning

Office of General Counsel

The program will last for 12 weeks from September 14th to December 4th. Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit an application via or More information, view PDF.