Action Items

  • See how AEF welcomed freshmen to Jackson-Reed High School with resume reviews, public speaking and personal branding.

  • Want to support a student’s career journey? Host a high school intern this academic year. Register today.

  • Thanks for joining AEF at Marketing Outlook Meeting. Your ticket supported young leaders. As you plan for next year's budget, consider AEF
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Congratulate the students in your life as they begin a new school year.

AEF welcomes students at Academies of Hospitality & Tourism, Culinary Arts and Mass Media at eight DC high schools. Your contributions support a full year of inspirational professional development sessions, trainings, internships and scholarships.

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Incoming freshmen started their high school journey early this August by participating in the Summer Bridge program at Jackson-Reed High School.

AEF Student Advisory Board leaders Diamond Hunter and Lauren Brown shared their expertise through workshops in personal branding, etiquette in the workplace and maximizing your high school experience.

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Looking for help this fall? Enlist a career focused student from the Advanced Internship Program (AIP).

The AIP provides emerging young professionals with training and guidance from industry leaders throughout the year.

  • Hosting an intern comes at no cost to the employer because it’s paid by the DC Office of the Superintendent of Education.

  • Students are high school juniors and seniors studying Hospitality & Tourism, Culinary Arts, Mass Media & Communications, Information Technology (IT) and more.

  • Students work 8-12 hours per week from Nov. 6, 2023 – May 24, 2024.

  • In-person and hybrid internships are requested.

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Thank you for joining AEF at Destination DC’s annual Marketing Outlook Meeting at the Warner Theatre. Ticket proceeds benefit AEF programs and we appreciate all donors to the next generation of young professionals.

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