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.


The Development Department is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to assist with city-wide development and redevelopment initiatives. The intern will fulfill the following possible work assignments to include:

  • Assisting with research, reporting,presentations, spreadsheets, database entry, and supporting project coordination and marketing efforts.

Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Public Administration, Public Relations, Economics, Business, Marketing, or a related field. Applicants must also have the ability to prepare documents and presentations for both internal and public information.

Work hours are generally from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, but may be arranged around schedule and availability. Anticipated start date: May 2019

This is a paid internship

​Parks, Recreation and Tourism 

Parks, Recreation and Tourism is seeking interns who are interested in gaining experience working in childcare related fields. The intern will fulfill the following possible work assignments to include: 

  • Assist with the planning, developing and conducting of age appropriate recreational activities for 20 to 125 children
  • Build positive relationships and interact with children to positively impact their development 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and are required to have attained some post-secondary educational credits or have at least three (3) months of prior work experience. 

Selected candidates will work approximately 29 hours per week with an anticipated duration of 12 months.

This is a paid internship

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