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Non-Merit - Internships

This page provides information on the internship programs currently available in Fairfax County. Click to expand any agency/group name to find out more information about internship opportunities.

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Agency: Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC)
Job#: ELT-OEEC-24000 
Hours: Approximately 30 hours per week
Hourly Salary: $22.91 - $25.10/ hour. Rate and position class will be based on experience and qualifications 

This is a short-term summer internship from June through August. The position supports activities within the Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) including the implementation of the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) and Resilient Fairfax, the county’s climate adaptation and resilience plan.  The Work Student III position provides technical support, develops informational and educational outreach materials, and participates in community engagement activities. 

Work description: 

  • Assist with implementation of climate action plans including CECAP and Resilient Fairfax.  This may include assistance with progress tracking and reporting, internal and external coordination meetings, and conducting research on climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience related topics like land use law and policy, legislation, natural resources, infrastructure, nature-based solutions, community services and energy.
  •  Assist with preparation of education, training programs, and outreach for the public, draft and edit public outreach materials, and assist in public engagement and public meeting facilitation tasks. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned relating to environmental and energy coordination.      
  • Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education 

Preferred education and experience

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in field related to the assigned functional area including environmental studies, environmental science, urban planning, global sustainability, natural resources, or a similar field. 
  • Background or coursework in environmental and climate planning including climate mitigation and climate resilience strategies
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems and mapping and analysis
  • Proficient communications skills, including written, digital, and verbal communications 
  • Familiarity with primary and secondary source research
  • Experience with community engagement 

Physical Requirements: 
This position is primarily sedentary. However, the employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings. The employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Accommodations can be made in alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The employee must be able to work with electronic equipment such as a computer monitor and keyboard. 

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. 

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: with the subject line “(Your name) – Intern Application 2024.” For example, if your name is Jane Doe, the subject line of your email should be: Jane Doe – Intern Application 2024.  

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-23006
Salary: Starting at $16.76 per hour
Status: Temporary, Part-time
Location: Computer Learning Centers are located within Fairfax County. Assignment to a specific site will be done individually.
Schedule: The number of total hours to be worked are 900 per calendar year.  Students will work an average of (17.3) hours per week. Lab Aides will follow Fairfax County Government’s holiday schedule.  Work hours are 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM. Normal technology center hours are 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, but weather, school holidays, and field trips may alter normal work hours or include weekends. Specific schedules will be established individually. Not to exceed 17.3 hours per week without authorization.

Lab Aides working at an NCS after school technology center will interact with school-aged children, teens and adults utilizing the center, and may be asked to help assist or instruct a class related to technology. Students should have a basic background in computers. Ideally, they will understand and be comfortable working with programs such as Microsoft Office, an ability to navigate the Internet, and willingness to learn new software applications. Lab Aides will experience a rich variety of ethnic groups and cultures in the Centers.

Primary Responsibility: Individual will assist in the daily operations and delivery of curriculum which addresses the needs of a culturally diverse population.  They will assist the Information Technology Educators with administrative functions, communicate participant behavioral issues to supervisor, contribute to innovation and creativeness of programs, and assist in monitoring the proper usage of all materials and supplies.   

Functions within this position include:

  1. Assist with center administrative tasks which may include:
    1. Weekly statistical reports
    2. Monthly curriculum reports
    3. Field trips permission slips – distribution and collection
    4. Maintaining student records – registration forms, typing speeds, work samples
    5. Maintaining daily sign-in sheets
    6. Making copies
    7. Internet research – for activities, websites and worksheets for various age levels that follow the curriculum theme
    8. Teach courses on specific software applications (Windows, MS Office, etc)
  2. Assist in supervision of the children in the CLCP Center
    1. Interact with the children in an appropriate manner
    2. Converse with children
    3. Role model appropriate behavior
    4. Report misuse of materials
    5. Report instances of broken equipment
  3. Assist children with homework
  4. Chaperone field trips 
  5. Read to children
  6. Provide one-on-one assistance on computer with younger children
  7. Distribute snacks

Minimum Qualifications: Direct supervision of the Work Student III will be by the Technology Program Manager.  Lab Aides must be 18 years of age.  Lab Aides working in Teen Centers must be 21 years of age, and must be able to pass a driving background check and meet the necessary training requirements to drive a community center bus.  

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong background in personal computers and software. Experience working with school aged children.  Bilingual skills are a plus.  

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. 

*Note: Individuals in these positions not are eligible for benefits and do not earn leave or receive holiday pay. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume via email to 

Position(s) open until filled 

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) internship program is designed to increase community engagement in park, recreation, natural, cultural, historical and/or business operations professions while providing an additional pathway for potential employees interested in serving in seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions at FCPA. FCPA offers both paid and unpaid internship opportunities. 
Interested applicants are encouraged to explore and apply for open internship opportunities. If you are interested in a business area that does not currently have an internship advertised, please reach out to

Click here to view and apply for paid and unpaid internships.

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The Department of Family Services has opportunities for unpaid internships primarily for those seeking master’s degrees in social work. Some internships for bachelor’s in social worker (BSW) students and other human services related majors are available on occasion. Email your resume and the completed Internship Application Form to Kristina Kallini at

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​The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program is designed to educate and motivate high school students to become engaged citizens and leaders in the community.  Students participate in monthly learning sessions, complete a three-week paid internship in a Fairfax County department, and act as "ambassadors" for the program, speaking to middle school civics classes.  Students learn about local government's role in their everyday lives and are given an opportunity to interact with county leaders and policy-makers.

More info here.

Martha Reed,, 703.324.4062

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The CSB offers volunteer and student training opportunities that can make a world of difference to people in our community. We provide vital services for people of all ages with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual disabilities, and for young children with developmental delays. We also offer outreach and training to increase public knowledge and awareness. As a volunteer or intern with the CSB, you are a valued team member, helping to expand and enhance our services. You may be providing direct service or administrative support, or helping with special projects. For volunteer or internship opportunities, contact the Program Manager, Intern and Volunteer Services (email:, 703-383-8434, TTY 711.

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides work based learning opportunities for high school students through Career and Transition Services (CTS) coursework. Special education students learn workplace readiness skills in the real world. Our student interns engage in community work experiences during the school day with the support of their classroom teacher. Interns are available to support your department for 2-16 hours per week, depending upon your needs.

Examples of desired training opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Animal Care                                                
  • Assembly
  • Childcare/Education
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Computer Technology/Repair
  • Custodial Care
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Food Preparation/Services
  • Inventories and Stock
  • Labor/The Trades
  • Laundry
  • Recycling/Waste Management

Contact Sue Eaton, Work Based Learning Resource Teacher with Career and Transition Services, at (571) 423-4596 or for additional details.

The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board established an internship program for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The internship program provides participants with on-the-job experience, professional development, and training opportunities. The internship program is named in honor of the late John Hudson. During his 15 years with Fairfax County Government, John made immeasurable improvements to enhance the lives of people with disabilities in the Fairfax area. Any college student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program must signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. The internship program lasts 380 hours. The start and end dates are flexible, but interns should plan on starting work in the beginning of June and working until the beginning of August. This is a full-time internship (40 hours/week). Interns should plan on working eight hours a day (with a one-hour lunch break), Monday through Friday. A typical schedule is 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

John Hudson Internship Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Ann Kim,, 703-324-7486

The JDRDC has a Volunteer and Internship Program. Applicants for volunteer and intern positions must be at least 21 years of age unless otherwise stated, and experience working with juveniles is preferred for relevant positions. Visit JDRDC's Volunteer and Internship Program page for more information.

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Information on internships at the Fairfax County Public Library may be found here.


The ADR Office offers unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in Conflict Resolution & Analysis requiring the completion of internship credits to satisfy course credit requirements. Please contact the ADR Coordinator at 703-324-3348 or email Christiane.Eichmann@fairfaxcounty for additional information.  

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) offers unpaid internships each semester. The emergency management internship program provides an opportunity for students or recent graduates to explore career options, apply academic knowledge and skills to the workplace, gain career skills, build resumes and network with emergency management professionals throughout the National Capital Region. Visit the OEM Internship Program website here to learn more and/or submit an application.

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The Police Department offers unpaid internships with priority given to placements for undergraduate students enrolled in college and university programs requiring the completion of an internship to satisfy course credit requirements. Students must contact the Personnel Resources Division at at least 90 days prior to the start of the academic semester in which the internship is desired to begin. Click here to read about the internship program and the background investigation required prior to possible internship selection. An investigator will reply to emails with application and internship policy related materials sent as attachment files.

The only graduate internship program is in the Victim Services Section. These internships are for individuals who are pursuing a master's degree in psychology or a master's of social work (MSW) degree, and the internship must be a requirement. Prior to the background process the intern applicant must be interviewed by the Director of Victim Services Section. Contact the Personnel Resources Division at

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Agency: McLean Community Center
Job#: ELT-MCC-22004
Salary: $17.00
Hours: This job will be May 10-Aug.13. 10am-5pm hours may vary (occasional evenings and weekends required).
Location: McLean Community Center

Under direction of the Youth/Instructional Programs Manager, the Recreational Programs/ Events Intern plans, organizes and provides supervision and oversight for a broad spectrum of recreation activities, classes, camps, services, facilities, field trips and programs; conducts outreach and marketing activities with board members, users, and community groups. Performs additional related work as required.

This position in recreation is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day program planning and coordination and supervision of various activities and services administered within the McLean Community Center. Areas of assignment may include assisting in camps, class programming, updating/editing and assembly of policy & procedure guidelines for the Program Dept., customer service, invoicing/payments, and event management.

Recreation/Events Interns are expected to exercise a high degree of expertise, initiative and independent decision-making to ensure customer satisfaction.

Examples of Key Duties: (Duties are illustrative and not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment.)

  • Plans, organizes, conducts and coordinates a wide variety of recreational and community service programs within the McLean Community Center, schedules activities and programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates program activities, assists in registration office management, responds to questions and concerns.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and other documents such as operating, activity and financial reports, instructional dept. policy & procedures guideline manual, promotional materials and agenda items; presents materials to Programs Manager
  • Provides input into the development of budgets, including determining staffing and other operating expenses.
  • Maintains contacts with patrons to provide necessary coordination of services
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements: Applicants must be a senior in a college/university or in graduate school.

Necessary Special Requirements:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date.  Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement.  Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

To apply to resumes to:

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