Urban Alliance is the only year-long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Its goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences and to prepare students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training and mentorship. Urban Alliance interns are selected after a rigorous application process. During the school year, each Urban Alliance intern works part time with a job partner in the public or private sector and on Fridays, they attend life skills and job readiness workshops. During the summer following their senior year, Urban Alliance interns work full time Monday through Thursday. They attend financial literacy workshops on Fridays. After finishing the program, alumni have access to Urban Alliance Alumni Services.