People with Disabilities

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 703-449-1186

Disability Services Planning and Development, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Barbara Antley,

John Hudson Internship Program - Professional and Organization Development Intern Position Description

Logo of the John Hudson Internship Program. Wheelchair symbol at a work desk

John Hudson Summer Internship Program:
Professional and Organization Development Intern Position Description


Department: Fairfax County Department of Family Services

Work Location: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Position Type: Paid Internship ($13.00/hour)

Job Purpose: The POD Unit views a “career lifespan” at DFS as a developmental process.  Employees at all levels have diverse learning needs that change over time.  Meeting these needs helps build a more effective workforce, fosters high morale, and contributes to a productive and rewarding organizational culture.  The Professional and Organizational Development unit provides support for Department of Family Services in the following capacities:

  • Building work expectations and readiness for newly onboarded employees (New Employee Orientation, Learning Maps, Intern Coordination, Child Welfare Institute);
  • Seasoned employee career enrichment & succession preparation (Providing LCSW candidate group supervision and consultation);
  • Supporting DFS Organizational Development (e.g. "First, Break All the Rules" initiatives, "Happiness Matters" model, contributions to strategic planning process);
  • Customized leadership and organizational employee development programs (Leadership Academy and Data Analytics Fellowship Academy (DAFA); and
  • Diversity Programs (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics (EDIE) Council, Healing of Racism Institute, and Dimensions of Diversity)


  • Complete POD assigned project tasks, designed to meet both POD needs and Intern learning goals and interests
  • Conduct research related to professional development or other POD initiatives.
  • Analyze and summarize data from course and program evaluations.
  • Assist with administrative support including preparation of materials and set up for training events and workgroup (i.e. copying, updating materials, creating training packets, gathering and set-up of equipment).


  • Coursework in human services, social work, organizational development, education, or human resources
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and at a desk most of the day