Internship Opportunities

The 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.

Available Internships

Engineering-Transportation


The Engineering Department is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to participate in parking studies, traffic safety studies and the traffic volume count program. The intern will fulfill the following possible work assignments:

  • Traffic signal analysis and traffic volume counts which many include analysis of field conditions, traffic crashes and traffic volume.
  • Work with the streetlight program to include reviewing and updating the Dominion street light data base.
  • Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or another Science field.
  • Work hours are flexible, may be arranged around class schedule and availability. Anticipated start date: September 2019

This is a paid internship

Engineering-Civil Design


The Engineering Department is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to participate in project management for roadway and sidewalk projects. The intern will fulfull the following possible work assignments:

  • Review plans, estimates, and bid packages.
  • Prepare correspondence and maintain project records.
  • Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or another Science field.
  • Work hours are flexible, may be arranged around class schedule and availability. Anticipated start date: September 2019

This is a paid internship

Engineering-Sustainability


The Engineering Department is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to assist with the implementation and support of multiple Engineering programs and projects. The intern will fulfill the following possible work assignments to include:

  • The implementation of the City’s “Roadmap to Sustainability” program that balances environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.
  • Provides support to the city-wide comprehensive energy management program and supports/develops the City’s “NNGreen” social media sites with updates and relevan

City Managers Office

The City Managers Office is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to fulfill various work assignments in the City Managers Office.

Work hours are generally from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

This is a paid internship.


Finance

The Finance Department is seeking an undergraduate intern to fulfill the following possible work assignment to include:

Undergraduate Intern or Graduate Intern,

  • Assisting with creation of Popular Annual Financial Report and related Financial Analysis
  • Prepare Financial Spreadsheets

Related Degree Fields: Business, Finance, Accounting or related field

Starting January, 2020, Schedule, TBD  This is a paid internship.

Juvenile Services

The Department of Juvenile Services is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to fulfill the following possible work assignment:

  • Offering short-term mental health support aimed to increase positive character development by assisting students in working through social, emotional, or behavioral challenges that impact educational and personal success through art-based experiences.
  • Post-Dispositional Interns will meet regularly with the Post-Dispositional Coordinator to review the purpose of the program, review current therapeutic interventions, and attend treatment team meetings.
  • Assist staff to facilitate psychoeducational groups, learn documentation practices, policies, and common terminology, and complete weekly counseling sessions with residents.

Applicants will possess the following traits: Proficiency in MS Office and MS Excel; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Dependability and Professionalism; Ability to listen, read, and understand directions, information, and ideas presented verbally and in writing.

Applicants must be currently pursuing or have a degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field.

Work hours may include evenings, nights, and weekends. Hours to be determined at the beginning of each week.

This is an unpaid internship.

Juvenile Services

The Department of Juvenile Services is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to fulfill the following possible work assignments:

  • Assist with Intake interviews and ensuring documentation is accurate.
  • Visit community work sites and ensure clients are completing hours.
  • Track and monitor client’s work hours and documentation as needed.
  • Prepare and provide information and reports to the Courts.

Applicants will possess the following traits: Proficiency in MS Office and MS Excel; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Dependability and Professionalism; Ability to listen, read, and understand directions, information, and ideas presented verbally and in writing.

Applicants must be currently pursuing or have a degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field.

Work hours may include evenings, nights, and weekends. Hours to be determined at the beginning of each week.

This is an unpaid internship.

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How to Apply

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

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