Arlington County, Virginia
$55,619.20 - $78,769.60 Annually
May 13, 2022
May 27, 2022
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County Intern
This is a one-year, full-time, paid Internship Program

Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government entity located in Northern Virginia. We are seeking highly motivated individuals for an exciting one-year Internship. This position offers a career opportunity to a qualified individual with little or no previous professional work experience to help them prepare for a career in a variety of fields of work. This Internship will provide new college graduates and currently enrolled graduate students with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in areas critical to supporting local government initiatives while participating in a developmental and training cohort with peers.


Over the course of a year, Interns work under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience. They support the County's efforts to consistently work toward greater efficiency and effectiveness by offering improved processes and fresh ideas, and by leveraging smart technologies, while becoming familiar with the public-sector work environment as a viable and fulfilling career path.

Program Participation
2021 and 2022 college graduates who have no professional work experience in an area related to the internship are welcome to apply. Applications will be considered from candidates who have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in 2021 or 2022 prior to the start date of the Internship or who are currently enrolled in a Master's degree program related to the internship.

The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • The willingness to explore and follow best practices;
  • Self-motivation with a desire to excel;
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects and/or tasks and easily switch focus as required;
  • Ability to research and understand technical documentation;
  • Interacting with multiple levels of staff and to express ideas articulately, verbally, and in writing to a variety of audiences;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational and planning skills; and
  • Strong customer service skills.

Quality Assurance (QA) Intern: The QA Intern will gain experience on projects spanning a full spectrum of human services disciplines, including public health, mental health, social services, and government administration. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to help improve the Department's data analytics through a hands-on role, with supervision, on projects focused on achieving positive outcomes for people in need.

Under the guidance of a supervisor the Intern will perform the following:

  • Collaborate with program teams to develop new ways to measure program performance and client impact;
  • Analyze large data sets to develop action-oriented recommendations;
  • Coordinate special projects, including needs assessments and pilot program evaluations;
  • Create and improve online learning resources; and
  • Help programs audit their records and implement corrective action plans.

Selection Criteria
We anticipate filling this position between July 1, 2022, and September 1, 2022. Therefore, applications will be accepted from candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree no later than August 2022 and from candidates currently pursuing a master's degree in their field with no prior professional work experience.

  • Must have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in 2021 or 2022 prior to the start date of the Internship or are currently enrolled in a Master's degree program related to the internship; and
  • Interns may not have professional work experience related to the internship.
Degree Requirements: Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, English, Education, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with the following
  • A G.P.A. of 3.0 or above;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office Suite to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • Analyzing data and/or designing training.

Special Requirements
For more information and to apply: Internships - Official Website of Arlington County Virginia Government (arlingtonva.us) .

Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or agree to use alternative modes of transportation. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

May be asked to complete a pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

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