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For those seeking District Government jobs, the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking’s full-time employment and internship opportunities are posted on the DC Department of Human Resources’ new employment opportunities webpage, available here. For more information contact, DCHR at 1015 Half Street SE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 442-9700 or [email protected]. You can also find our job announcements listed below.

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Financial Services Academy

The Financial Services Academy is a public private partnership between DISB, local education institutions, and private companies formed with the goal of training students for career opportunities in the financial services industry. The purpose of the academy is to:

  • introduce and expose underrepresented high-school and college students to the financial services sector;
  • eliminate barriers, like unpaid internships or scarce pre-career opportunities, for full student’s participation in the financial services sector; and
  • build a pathway for underrepresented communities to successfully gain full-time employment in the insurance, securities, and banking industries.

The DISB Financial Services Academy is a year-round program designed for youth aged 16-24 and students in high school, college, and post-graduate programs. The Academy is comprised of the four following programs:

  • Year-Round Internship Program (Spring and Fall semesters)
  • Year-Round Externships (Spring and Fall semesters)
  • Young Money Managers Intern Program
    • Bank on DC Youth Facilitator Initiative (Summer)
    • Insurance Intern Program (Summer)
    • Securities Intern Program (Summer)

Internships

DISB offers the opportunity for law and college students to obtain meaningful experiences while working as unpaid interns for the different bureaus of the Department. The Department offers unpaid internships that provide students with an opportunity to build valuable legal and professional skills in research, writing, and advocacy, while learning about different areas of DISB’s work, such as financial services law and policy (e.g., insurance, securities and banking), litigation, regulatory matters, employment and privacy law, contracts, and more.

Interns are typically assigned to one of DISB’s Bureaus (Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Insurance Bureau, Banking Bureau, Hearing Officer, Communications Division).

For OGC, interns will work with attorneys providing legal advice and counsel to agency leadership, research and writing, and in support of the Department’s financial services regulatory mission and operations. Interns also may be involved in matters related to proposed guidance, regulations, or legislation.

DISB will also provide our interns with first-hand professional opportunities. Interns may attend public hearings, particularly on topics related to insurance. We integrate our intern program with the Department’s broader intern program and provide our interns with many opportunities to meet other interns and participate in social activities within DISB.

Externships

The Department also offers externships for students interested in earning credit through their school. Externship programs offer students the opportunity to work in practice settings outside the school. Through an externship, students can gain real work experience in specific areas of interest. For example, students interested in insurance law can perform an externship with the insurance attorneys in DISB OGC or work directly with the Insurance Bureau.

Internship and Externship Application Process

Internship candidates are required to:

  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation: recommendations should come from either a college advisor and/or professor (optional, depending on program),
  • Recommendation forms and letters must be sent to DISB Human Resources,
  • Submit an essay: 1-2 pages on what you hope to accomplish through an internship at the Department, and how it will relate to your academic and career goals, and
  • Submit an academic transcript: Unofficial copies are acceptable when applying; official copies are required if applicant is selected for the position (optional).

Externship candidates are required to:

  • Submit an Externship for Credit application,
  • Submit a program proposal that includes a statement of goals,
  • Submit a current resume,
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation: Recommendations should come from a college advisor and/or professor. Recommendation forms and letters must be sent from the advisor/professor;
  • Submit an essay: 1-2 pages on what you hope to accomplish through an externship at the Department, and how it will relate to your academic and career goals; and
  • Submit an academic transcript: Unofficial copies are acceptable when applying; official copies are required if applicant is selected for the position.

Deadlines

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and positions may be filled before the deadlines indicated. As such, applying earlier—even a month or two early—is encouraged in order help ensure consideration:

  • Summer Semester (May – August): Applications will be considered August 15 through February 1, and applications from 1Ls will be considered December 1 through March 1.
  • Spring Semester (January – May): Applications will be considered through November 1.
  • Fall Semester (August – December): Applications will be considered through August 1.

Additional Opportunities

DISB also partners with the District Department of Human Resources and District Department of Employment Services to host participant in other districtwide professional access opportunities.

Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP)
CCFP is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs who are interested in public service to work for the District of Columbia. Selected participants are appointed for eighteen (18) months during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies within the government operations, health and human services, public safety and justice, planning and economic development or education clusters. For more program information including eligibility requirements and the application process, follow this link.

District Leadership Program (DLP)
DLP is designed to provide tomorrow’s leaders with knowledge, tools, skills, and experiences that can be readily applied to their future challenges and pursuits, whether personal or professional. The program is offered twice a year. It is open to undergraduate (junior or senior year) and graduate students currently enrolled, who are in good academic standing. The summer session is June to August and the eight-month opportunity is October to May. For more program information, follow this link.

Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP), a locally funded initiative sponsored by the DC Department of Employment Services. DISB seeks District residents between the ages of 18 to 24 who wish to get constructive summer work experience in financial regulation (e.g. insurance, securities, banking, financial fraud, etc.) and/or in administrative support, human resources, public affairs or communications. For more information about this program, follow this link.

For additional information about the DISB Financial Services Academy please inquire at [email protected].