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 relevant postings.
  • Applicants must be currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, Public Administration, Business, Planning or a related field.
  • Work hours are flexible, may be arranged around class schedule and availability. Anticipated start date: October 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.


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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