Arlington, Virginia
$52,416.00 - $74,256.00 Annually
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County Intern
This is a one-year, full-time, paid Internship Program
Most Internships will begin between
July and September of 2021*

Arlington County
Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government entity located in Northern Virginia. We are seeking bright, highly motivated individuals for an exciting one-year Internship in a variety of positions across the County. These positions offer a career opportunity to qualified individuals 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
2020 and 2021 college graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 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 2020 or 2021 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 traits:
  • 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.

The Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity for a Compensation Intern located in the heart of Arlington. The selected candidate will learn to look at situations from multiple perspectives and gain a knowledge of public sector Human Resources. The Intern will be given the opportunity to develop solutions and enhance processes, provide fresh ideas, and leverage smart technologies while working towards building a career path in the field of Human Resources.

Under the supervision of a senior staff member, the Human Resources Intern will assist Human Resources staff with a variety of complex compensation and classification assignments. These assignments are designed to provide educational and practical opportunities to develop new skills and to apply knowledge already gained through education.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Analyze the impact of new and proposed policies on employee pay;
  • Assist with the development of new hire salary offers and solutions to pay compression issues;
  • Gather and document information about employee qualifications (e.g. education levels, experience, certifications, etc.) to help build a database for pay analyses;
  • Participate in desk audits, writing and updating job descriptions, and gathering and analyzing competitive market information; and
  • Assist with documenting and tracking job studies.

Selection Criteria
*We anticipate filling these positions between July 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. Therefore, applications will be accepted from candidates graduating with an undergraduate degree no later than August 31, 2021 and from candidates currently pursuing a Master's Degree in their field.

  • Must have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in 2020 or 2021 prior to the start date of the Internship or are currently enrolled in a Master's degree program related to the internship;
  • Interns may not have professional work experience related to the internship; and
  • G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. Applicants may be asked to provide certified official transcripts.
Degree Requirements : Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, IO Psychology, or a directly related field.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience with:
  • MS Excel to perform statistical analysis; and/or
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite.

Special Requirements
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