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S.E.A.L. Teen Program

Teen Internships & Community Service

Summer Internships

Each summer, Sitar employs a limited number of students ages 14-24 who are paid through the Department of Employment Services Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. Each student that is chosen selects an area of work to apprentice in for the summer:

  • Mural Arts Intern
  • Summer Camp Class Assistant 
  • Entrepreneurship in the Arts   
  • Musical Theater Intern

Both Sitar students and non-Sitar students can apply for summer internships at the Center. However, S.E.A.L. members who apply will have their applications reviewed first and the best candidates from the S.E.A.L. Program are given priority for filling summer internship slots.

Individuals ages 14-24 who do not qualify for SYEP are still encouraged to apply as they may be eligible to receive a stipend as an intern.

Click here to submit your application.

For more questions regarding summer internship opportunities, please contact Nickole Best at or by phone at (202) 797-2145, ext. 110.

Academic Year Internships

Internships are a  wonderful way to gain professional experience and learn from others who have careers you may be interested in. If you would like to learn more about fields such as education, arts, nonprofit organizations, or any other field, consider an internship at Sitar. Internships can range from one semester to both academic semesters (Fall and Spring).
For more questions regarding year-long internship opportunities, please contact Nickole Best at or by phone at (202) 797-2145, ext. 110.

Community Service

Students must make a commitment for the duration for the semester (10 weeks) and must attend their community service job each week in order to receive community service credit. Students are able to earn 1 to 2 hours per week (for a total of 15 – 30 hours for a fall or spring semester) and are responsible for keeping track of their earned hours.

Community service jobs are not available during the summer, unless students are enrolled in the S.E.A.L. summer internship program. For more questions regarding community service, students may contact Nickole Best at or by phone at (202) 797-2145, ext. 110.