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Anura Sharma, AEF Career Ready Intern 2020, Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Class of 2022

"The internship helped me make connections with leaders, taught me new skills and made me more confident in myself as a young professional."

Nizar Speaking at Luncheon


Host a paid young person at your business for spring, summer, or year-round - at no cost to you!

AEF Alumni Programs, students at Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Alumni Programs

AEF’s support does not stop at graduation. Sign up for our Alumni Newsletter and connect with AEF.

Concord Share Day

Classroom Learning

Academy students are connected with industry leaders and professionals for exclusive discussions and learning opportunities. Want to volunteer your expertise?

Alexander D. Wilson, Director, NAF Distinguished Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Wilson High School

"It’s fair to say that the hospitality industry and public education are two sectors most challenged in the times of COVID. But we both believe we are resilient and we will prevail. The programs of AEF reached hundreds of our Academy students. Good things, even best practices, can come out of these challenging times."

Meet the Washington, DC Academies

Ballou High School

Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Coolidge High School

Jackson Reed High School

Maya Angelou Public Charter High School

Roosevelt High School

River Terrace Education Campus

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DC Public Schools

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Department of Employment Services

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