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Our Internship Program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to use their acquired knowledge in a specific field of study. Tasks may include working on projects, assisting with day-to-day operations, as well as attending meetings. Our interns often have the opportunity to go on on-site visits and meet with various stakeholders to learn how the City serves our citizens and tourists.

To be considered for our internship opportunities, you must be a currently enrolled student and be in good academic standing as determined by the school, college, or university. The length of the internship can vary. Students may get paid for their internship depending on the program.

Internship Opportunities

Multi-media Intern

The Communications office is a full-service agency providing strategic and tactical communication solutions for Citywide and department-level initiatives. The City of Virginia Beach Department of Communications is seeking students for Multimedia and Marketing internship opportunities within their department.

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Emergency Management Intern

The Emergency Management office promotes a comprehensive emergency management program to mitigate the community’s impacts from manmade, natural, or technological disasters and potential catastrophic incidents by utilizing mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery strategies.

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Communications Intern

The Communications office is a full-service agency providing strategic and tactical communication solutions for Citywide and department-level initiatives. The City of Virginia Beach Department of Communications is seeking students for Multimedia and Marketing internship opportunities within their department.

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Fire Resource Management Intern

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has established itself as a local, regional, state, and national leader in numerous aspects of fire safety and continues to strive for excellence when delivering services to the residents of Virginia Beach.

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Fire Life Safety & Communications Intern

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has established itself as a local, regional, state, and national leader in numerous aspects of fire safety and continues to strive for excellence when delivering services to the residents of Virginia Beach.

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Fire Training Center Intern

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has established itself as a local, regional, state, and national leader in numerous aspects of fire safety and continues to strive for excellence when delivering services to the residents of Virginia Beach.

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Fire Health and Wellness Intern

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has established itself as a local, regional, state, and national leader in numerous aspects of fire safety and continues to strive for excellence when delivering services to the residents of Virginia Beach.

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Fire Research Intern

The Virginia Beach Fire Department has established itself as a local, regional, state, and national leader in numerous aspects of fire safety and continues to strive for excellence when delivering services to the residents of Virginia Beach.

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Here’s what our students have shared about their internship experiences:

I love working on the monthly newsletter and seeing how much it has grown in one year. I love seeing how many people we help here (at The Hive) daily.

Economic Development Intern

My time with the City of Virginia Beach has been a combination of learning, challenging myself, and contributing to the community. I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, each unique and significant in its own way, which allowed me to not only apply my academic knowledge but also to expand my horizons. This experience has indeed been a perfect blend of theory and practice.

Engineering Intern

I have really enjoyed my internship with the City of Virginia Beach so far. By going on site visits, attending meetings, and working on projects, I’ve been able to apply my studies to the real world. This has given me the opportunity to gain a lot of experience and insights on systems analysis. Additionally, everyone I have worked with has been kind, encouraging and happy to give all kinds of advice on my academic and professional goals.

IT Systems Analyst Intern

I have worked under such an incredible team who has helped guide me through different projects. This internship has taught me so much and I am very grateful for the City of Virginia Beach for taking the time to teach and coach me. I am so excited to take everything I have learned with me when I leave.

Human Resources Intern
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