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VSA Welcomes Unique Intern Program

Four high school students in a unique and rigorous corporate work-study program will be earning tuition while learning real-world experiences at Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. and Van Scoyoc Kelly & Roberts law firm this year.

The program, at Don Bosco Christo Rey High School, in Tacoma Park, Md., requires the students to follow a strict schedule and meet high standards. They have a strict dress code and can take only 30 minutes for lunch and two 15-minute breaks a day. They cannot use personal electronic devices and are allowed access to the Internet only for work.

Four students will each be working at either the Van Scoyoc Associates lobbying firm or the Van Scoyoc Kelly & Roberts law firm. They are: Alan Guzman, 9th grade; Jonathan Velis, 10th grade; Jonathan Guerrero, 11th grade, and Dominique Elias, 12th grade.
The work-study program runs from Labor Day through the second week in June. In return for the work of each four-student team, corporate sponsors provide compensation equal to the pay of one full-time employee. The school estimates the pay covers about 63 percent of tuition at the Archdiocese of Washington school.

For more information about the Don Bosco Christo Rey program, visit the school’s Web site at
Van Scoyoc Associates Inc. is Washington’s foremost federal government affairs firm. Van Scoyoc Kelly & Roberts PLLC is Washington’s leading government contracts law firm.