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DPR Summer Employment

DPR is now hiring for 2020 Summer Jobs!

When school is out and summer kicks in, DPR takes over. We need your help to fill these critical positions and deliver a Standout Summer to DC residents of all ages.

Take advantage of these great opportunities to earn money and serve the District community. Browse through the positions below and use the links to apply now or learn more about duties and requirements.


Summer Aquatics staff will have the opportunity to be pool managers, assistant pool managers, lifeguards, customer service representatives (CSR's) and more.


Camp Play DC
A fun, interactive camp in which participants (ages 6 -10) can look forward to intense learning through play! Included are visits to the many new Play DC playground sites throughout the city, as well as a rigorous curriculum highlighting how play can serve to teach and improve social interaction. Come on and play.

Discovery Camp
A theme-based curriculum to help children get to know themselves and the world around them. Camp participants (ages 6 - 10) will participate in daily morning meetings, arts and crafts activities, explorations, Drop-Everything-And-Read (DEAR), games, sports, and choice activities.

Little Explorers Camp
A theme-based curriculum, taught by experienced early childhood development staff, with a staff to child ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. Camp participants (ages 3 - 5) will participate in daily morning meetings, arts and crafts activities, explorations, Drop-Everything-And-Read (DEAR), games, sports, and choice activities.

Rec Camp
A diverse, hands-on learning experience in fitness, sports, the arts, and the environment. Learning experiences include fitness activities and facts, sports, nature walks, plays, and games. Camp participants (ages 6 - 13) will develop and increase their peer social interactions.

Recreation Leader

Sports Camps
These camps are aligned to DPR’s mantra of “Move. Grow. Be Green.” Each day participants (ages 8 - 13) will participate in a variety of activities that will encourage and support movement, personal growth, and environmental stewardship. Participants will be taught basic to advanced sport-specific skills.

Summer Camp Office

Summer Meals Office

Teen Office

Therapeutic Recreation Camp

Verano Spanish Camp
This camp option is a terrific way for campers (ages 3 - 5) to develop and reinforce Spanish language skills through music, stories, arts and crafts, and theatre. Led by a dynamic and creative staff, campers spend each day exploring – from one activity to the next – an experience that not only teaches, but also allows for lots of fun.


The Roving Leaders division is responsible for developing and implementing broad based programs, activities and intervention strategies for youth. The program works with young people through recreation programing, counseling and other support mechanisms.

The Operations division works with other agency divisions to provide the necessary resources and support needed to carry our DPR's programs, services, and events.

Please note that DPR does not handle (nor accept) SYEP / DC Summer Youth Employment Program applications.

Please contact the Department of Employment Services (DOES) at (202) 698-3492, [email protected] 

Thank you for your interest in DPR!!!!

DPR Human Resources
Summer Hiring Division

1250 U Street, NW - 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 673-7603
Email: [email protected]