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City Intern

City Intern

Are you a student or recent graduate interested in learning about local government and working to make a direct impact in the community? If so, the City of Alexandria is looking for college students, recent college graduates, or advanced degree candidates to fill internship positions throughout our various departments for the Summer of 2023. These positions are unique opportunities intended for educational and training purposes that benefit the employee as well as the City.

Departments & Opportunities

The City will align applicant fields of study and interests with the needs of the respective departments. Internships are temporary, part-time and full-time positions with a duration of 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Summer 2023 internship program.

Internship Opportunities may include: Policy Research Intern, Communications Interns, Engineering Interns, Legal Intern, Internal Auditor Intern, Historic Preservation Intern, HR Support Staff Intern, Fiscal Services Intern, Security Analyst Intern, Telecommunications Analyst Intern, Network Engineer Intern, Support Engineering Intern, Social Media Content Creator Intern, and more.

The Opportunity
  • Executes various tasks, analysis and operational procedures in support of departmental operations by developing and preparing reports, and revising manuals memoranda and similar materials;
  • Conducts studies by researching assignments, organizing and analyzing factual information in databases, and presenting conclusions either in oral or written reports;
  • Participates in training sessions that contribute to operational development;
  • Executes various tasks in support of departmental operations;
  • Develops relationships between programs and various agencies; and
  • Performs related work as needed.

About the City of Alexandria
The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community. We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration.
  • In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.
  • We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.
  • Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

Minimum & Additional Requirements
The candidate must either be enrolled in an accredited college/university and have completed at least two years of academic coursework (60 credit hours or equivalency); have earned a Bachelor's or master's degree within the previous two years; or currently enrolled in an advanced degree program from an accredited college/university; with a beginning, moderate, or intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite reflective of their tier of education.

Special Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background. Please be informed that intern positions do not include benefits and are not eligible to receive paid leave, paid holidays, retirement and/or any type of insurance.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position and will be considered during the selection process. You can add a resume to further define your experience. Please don't respond to the questions with "see resume". Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.