Arlington, Virginia
$49,920.00 - $70,720.00 Annually
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

Technology Intern (Data & Systems Analyst)

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 a bright, highly motivated individual 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. This Internship will offer a new college graduate or a currently enrolled graduate student 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 supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience. They will 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

2019 or 2020 college graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have no significant 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 2019 or 2020 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 demonstrate the following:
  • Willingness to explore and follow best practices;
  • Self-motivated and a desire to excel;
  • Analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and/or tasks and easily switch focus as required;
  • Proven experience researching and understanding technical documentation;
  • Initiative to interact effectively with many 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

Technology Intern (Data & Systems Analyst)

The Public Safety Technology Intern will provide application support across all Public Safety agencies including Sheriff's Office, Police Department, Fire Department and the Office of Emergency Management. This Public Safety Intern will be an integral part of the Applications Support team which is responsible for providing the daily production support and management of Public Safety system, software, database, and applications. In addition, PSIT team performs business analysis, applications and business systems lifecycle management, application design and development, systems and application integration, business systems testing, data analysis, visualization, information management and quality assurance for all related public safety applications.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Work with Public Safety data to continuously enhance our business intelligence offerings by identifying and implementing new data sources and analytic approaches;
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative skills to create reports, dashboards, data visualizations, and incorporate these evaluations of various data collection sources and methodologies into analytical assessments while enhancing effective data quality programs; and
  • Collaborate with developers to assist with data-related design, integrations, system testing, documentation and maintenance.

Selection Criteria

  • Must have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in 2019 or 2020
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants may be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Concentration of Degree: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology, Business with a focus in Data Science, or closely related field.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Data Analysis experience using SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, MS Excel, PowerBI, Tableau, Javascript D3 or similar tools with a skill level to support full data analysis, visualization and reporting responsibilities.

Special Requirements

An online application is required.

A pre-employment background investigation, polygraph examination and physical examination are required as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility between those hours.

All Management Interns are eligible for health, dental, and leave benefits.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required as part of the application process for this position. You may further describe your experience by attaching a resume. However, please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. 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.


Are you willing to complete a pre-hire background check as a condition of employment? It may include extensive checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information. A background investigation and pre-employment polygraph examination administered by the Sheriff Department will be required as a condition of employment.
  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the following:
  • All degrees earned (indicate if working on or earned MA/BA):
  • Date(s) of graduation/anticipated graduation (month and year):
  • Field of Study:


How has your degree prepared you for this position?


Please describe a successful project/assignment where you had the opportunity to demonstrate your initiative, innovation, use of technology, and problem-solving skills relevant to the position(s) for which you are applying. What was your role and why did you feel it was successful?


Please describe your proficiency level using SQL, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, MS Excel, PowerBI, Tableau, Javascript D3 or similar tools with a skill level to support full data analysis, visualization and reporting responsibilities.


Why are you interested in supporting Public Safety? You may also use this opportunity to highlight anything else you would like us to know about your background.

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