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


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 relevant postings.
  • Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, Public Administration, Business, Planning or a related field.
  • 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

Information Technology

The Information Technology Departments seeking an undergraduate intern to fulfill the following work assignments :

  • Assist the Tech Services Manager with developing automation and other programming solutions.
  • Applicants must have completed two or more programming course and preferably, but not required, a course in database management.
  • Work hours are generally from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday with a anticipated duration of 12 weeks. Anticipated start date: June 1, 2019

    This is a paid internship

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.


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