Department Of Technology Services Summer Interns (multiple Positions)

Arlington, Virginia
$8.89 - $14.64 Hourly
Apr 05, 2019
May 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Information


Join us for a Summer internship with Arlington County in the Department of Technology Services (DTS). These internships offer an opportunity for qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work experience to prepare for a career in different fields of work. This program will offer in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in IT areas critical to supporting a local government structure.

Over the course of the Summer, interns will work under the supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience, support the County's efforts to consistently work toward greater efficiency and effectiveness through improved processes, fresh ideas, and become familiar with the public sector work environment as a viable and fulfilling career path.

Internships are available in the following areas:

Office of the Chief Information Officer:
  • Working with Senior IT Executives, conduct research and be part of an award-winning team;
  • Assisting the CIO with their daily IT needs involving strategy, reporting and innovation; and
  • Cross training and assisting the other teams with projects as needed.
Security, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs: the intern(s) selected for this team will assist in one or more of the following areas:
  • Assisting with open data and supporting inventory refresh by contacting data owners to update existing entries while adding appropriate Data privacy policy research;
  • Performing administrative tasks for project startup Data quality review and updating datasets in open data portal;
  • Creating agenda materials for Arlington Data Analyst Community meetings;
  • Assisting with testing and configuration of the open source applications for the new RIM forensics investigation lab;
  • Assisting with digitizing new records workflows;
  • Assisting with the Cable TV Census across Arlington County by understanding cable and TV equipment footprints and which devices are subject to each contract provision; and
  • Conducting inventory of device ID's and locations.
Innovation Team:
  • Assisting in developing and writing data models;
  • Assisting with migration of data to Cloud databases;
  • Documenting processes and metadata; and
  • Assisting in intake and project management.
Program Management Office (PMO):
  • Aiding the creation of visualizations and reporting for projects and program functions using Power BI;
  • Shadowing County PMs for real world perspective;
  • Participating in strategic planning exercises that shape the County's technology investments;
  • Providing process improvement, inventory, communications and deployment support for the County's PC replacement program;
  • Participating in testing efforts, both for software and hardware changes; and
  • Conducting interviews to categorize application product business functions and codify roadmaps.
PC Replacement:
  • Assisting with PC upgrades and deployment functions throughout the county; and
  • Providing basic setup/startup assistance to Arlington County Employees.

The successful candidate can anticipate a dynamic and challenging environment where they will be challenged to learn and contribute. The candidate can expect ongoing support from the Director as well as an opportunity to shape their experience.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in and pursuing a post-High School education program (such as college or university, technical training, apprenticeship program) in an IT related field.

Note: May/June, 2019 high school graduates must be enrolled in a post-High School education program.

  • Education in Computer Science or related field
  • Passion for learning new technology and tools
  • Inquisitive and go-getter
  • Ability to Independently research alternate and efficient ways to perform a task
  • Basic background and understanding of Databases and SQL
  • General idea of software development best practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

These positions are 40 hours a week for 6 to 13 weeks between the end of May and August. Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Full-time hours preferred, but will consider Part-time hours. These are temporary positions, not eligible for County benefits.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process for this position. Do not answer questions with "see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please select which area(s) you would be interested interning with (select all that apply):
  • Office of the CIO
  • Security, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Innovation team
  • Program Management Office
  • PC Replacement


Please select if you have one or more of the following:
  • Education in Computer Science or related field
  • Passion for learning new technology and tools
  • Ability to Independently research alternate and efficient ways to perform a task
  • Basic background and understanding of Databases and SQL
  • General idea of software development best practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • None of the above


Describe any post-High School coursework in a business-related area (i.e. IT, computer science, Management and Information Systems, etc.) Indicate course title and hours earned.


What experience do you hope to gain as a DTS Intern?


What days and hours are you available to work during this summer? Indicate start date; indicate finish date.

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