Internship Opportunities

internships-wordle-v3The City of Newport News is committed to creating opportunities for the professional growth and development of individuals interested in local government operations. These opportunities are intended to introduce these individuals to public service careers. The purpose of the City’s Internship Program is to create a professional environment by which those interested in public service careers will have an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in an education environment as they consider service-oriented career options and prepare to enter the workforce.

Internships may be available through a variety of City departments and career paths.  Currently, we have the following internship opportunities available at this time

Juvenile Services

Open for application to undergraduate or graduate students in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Social Work or a related field.  Intern will work with the Post-Dispositional Coordinator and assist Detention Staff in facilitating groups, documentation and counseling.
This is an unpaid internship.

City Managers Office-One City Marathon
The Office of the City Manager is seeking a college upperclassman or graduate student to play a key role in the planning of the 2019 Newport News Once City marathon weekend presented by the Newport News Shipbuilding.  The ideal candidate will have marketing and promotion experience and track record of running successful events, excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for helping people live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

20 hours a week;flexible schedule
This is a paid internship


The Engineering Department is seeking a motivated Undergraduate intern  to assist with parking studies, traffic safety studies, traffic volume count program, City Works GIS updates and the citywide streetlight program. 

Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or Science, or a related field. 

Not to exceed 20 hours per week.  Work hours will  generally range from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday with some nighttime work required..  Anticipated start date in May 1,  2018.

This is a paid internship expected to last approximately 12 months.

Training and Evaluation

Orientation will be conducted at the beginning of the internship and the intern will be assigned a mentor. The intern and mentor will develop an action plan that meets the individual and department's needs. A performance evaluation will be provided for the intern at the completion of the program.


Individuals interested in available opportunities may complete an online Intern Application.


Some internships may require additional information to be submitted at the time of an interview, such as an official college transcript, a current copy of the candidate's driving record, approval from a student's academic adviser, or other relevant supporting document. In addition, some intern positions will require an acceptable background check.

For additional information on the City's internship program, please contact Human Resources at 757-926-1800 or e-mail