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 counselings.

This is an unpaid internship.

Information Technology
The Information Technology Department is seeking an undergraduate intern to fulfill the following possible work assignments to include:

  • Assist with programming, system administration, security or networking to provide hands on experience and exposure to various areas and career opportunities within the Information Technology field.

Requires current enrollment towards a degree in Information Technology with a requirement to complete an internship upon graduation.

Schedule will be Monday – Friday, working 4 – 8 hours per day.

This is an unpaid 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