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 Department of Juvenile Services is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern to fulfill the following possible work assignments:

·         Assist with Intake interviews and ensuring documentation is accurate.

·         Visit community work sites and ensure clients are completing hours.

·         Track and monitor client’s work hours and documentation as needed.

·         Prepare and provide information and reports to the Courts.

Applicants will possess the following traits: Proficiency in MS Office and MS Excel; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Dependability and Professionalism; Ability to listen, read, and understand directions, information, and ideas presented verbally and in writing.

Applicants must be currently pursuing or have a degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field. 

Work hours may include evenings, nights, and weekends.  Hours to be determined at the beginning of each week.

This is an unpaid 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