Our goal is to ensure that students and families in Washington, DC have access to quality public charter school education.  We do that by setting tough academic standards, using a comprehensive charter application review process and effective oversight, providing meaningful support and actively involving parents, school leaders, the community and policy makers.

Before PCSB permits a public charter school to open, the nonprofit proposing to run it must commit – in writing – to the contribution it will make to DC’s educational landscape.  If the nonprofit fails to meet its goals, we hold it accountable.  

Currently there are 112 public charter schools in Washington, DC, operated by 61 nonprofits, located in 94 separate facilities around the City.  

Created in 1996, PCSB is an independent body governed by the School Reform Act.  The first public charter school opened in Washington, DC in 1996.

Current Opportunities for District of Columbia Public Charter School Board

DC Public Charter School Board Internship Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
Description: DC Public Charter School Board Internship Program is searching for high achieving college students, recent graduates, and graduate students in Washington, DC who are interested in learning more about DC charter schools and are committed to the mission of providing quality public school options for DC students and families.  Depending on the interns’ interests, they have the opportunity to experience working in a variety of fields:

  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Finance, Operations and Strategic Initiatives
  • Communications and Social Media
  • School Support and Education Policy
  • Legal

DC Public Charter School Board Internship Program (Summer)

Opportunity Type: Internship
Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
Description: DC Public Charter School Board Internship Program is searching for high achieving college students, recent graduates, and graduate students in Washington, DC who are interested in learning more about DC charter schools and are committed to the mission of providing quality public school options for DC students and families. Depending on the interns’ interests, they have the opportunity to experience working in a variety of fields: Data Management and Analysis Finance, Operations and Strategic Initiatives Communications and Social Media School Support and Education Policy Through their work with PCSB, interns will gain a great deal of knowledge about the public education system in DC, the challenges it faces, and the charter school sector. During their internships, interns are expected to contribute at least 15 hours/week of their time. Exact days and times are determined in conjunction with the intern’s manager. In addition to working directly with our staff on engaging projects, interns benefit from a variety of professional development opportunities including participation in discussions on various topics in education and opportunities to network and learn about education policy by attending events in Washington, DC. While internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with you to satisfy any requirements your school has for receiving course credit.

Contact Information

District of Columbia Public Charter School Board
3333 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
http://www.dcpcsb.org/