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.

Current Internship Opportunities:

The Juvenile Services Department has two exciting internship opportunities for an undergraduate or graduate intern to join our team! These internships will be unpaid and expected to start January 2021, and schedules will be determined at the time of interview and depend on the availability of the candidate. Please see below for specific details on each internship. Please indicate which internship you would like to be considered for on your application.  

 

Secure Detention Intern  

Anticipated Start Date and Duration of Assignment: January 2021-June 2021(estimating 400 hours of service) 

This position will report to the Juvenile Services Manager.  

Proposed Work Assignments/Scope of Work to be performed:  

  • Assists with intake interviews and ensuring documentation is accurate  

  • Preparing and providing information and reports to the court and referral source 

  • Maintains contact with Probation Officers and Site Supervisors  

  • Logs community service hours  

  • Updates client files  

  • Shadows staff during site visits 

Position Requirements (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities): 

  • Proficient in computer applications like MS Office(Word, Excel, Outlook) 

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing 

  • Must be dependable and professional  

  • Ability to listen, read, and understand directions, information, and ideas presented verbally and in writing 

Related Degree Fields to be considered:  

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or other related fields.  

 

Community Programs Intern  

Anticipated Start Date and Duration of Assignment: January 2021-June 2021(estimating 400 hours of service) 

This position will report to the Post-Dispositional Coordinator 

Proposed Work Assignments/Scope of Work to be performed:  

  • Review purpose of the program 

  • Review current therapeutic interventions being used to assist residents in meeting their goals 

  • Attend treatment team meetings and give any insight or suggestions 

  • Facilitate art psychoeducational groups  

  • Learn documentation practices, polices, and common terminology 

  • Complete weekly counseling sessions with residents  

  • Review common program paperwork  

Position Requirements (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities): 

  • Proficient in computer applications like MS Office(Word, Excel, Outlook) 

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing 

  • Must be dependable and professional  

  • Ability to listen, read, and understand directions, information, and ideas presented verbally and in writing 

Related Degree Fields to be considered:  

  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or other related fields.  

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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