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 FCPAInternships@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Following initial contact with the agency, the Intern Program Coordinator will refer you to the division of your choice. You will be referred to the Division Intern Contact who will be responsible for your interview, hire, placement, training, assignment, and evaluation.
The FCPA internship program will offer three general internship sessions per calendar year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.
The FCPA Internship program offers both paid and unpaid internships. See the internship opportunity ad for pay rates.
A structured orientation program will be provided to interns during their first few weeks on the job.
Depending on your nature of your internship, you may be required to complete a special project, weekly reports, and/or a final exit briefing or presentation. You will be provided with a written and verbal evaluation of your performance by your immediate internship supervisor.
The Park Authority believes an intern program should be mutually beneficial to both the intern and the organization. Our intention is to provide students with an experience that fosters both professional growth and self-expression. In return, we expect you to have good core work habits – strong communication skills, a demonstrated ability to effectively complete assignments and knowledge which is sufficient to adequately carry out and complete your internship project. FCPA can benefit from your enthusiasm and project support which allows us to accomplish tasks that may not otherwise receive timely completion.