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Become an Intern

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The County of Henrico Internship Program strives to ensure a balance between the student’s specific learning and career development goals. Internship positions are unique to each department/agency and may be for pay or for academic credit. We encourage students to check each semester for intern positions via iReruitment – please visit the Apply for a Job page for additional application information regarding both internships and employment.

Henrico County’s Internship Program is growing the workforce of tomorrow by developing the skills of high school and college students and their passion for serving their communities as a local government employee. In 2015, the Internship Program earned Best in Category award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Best Achievement award from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).


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What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to be exposed to real work experiences, access to professional development, and opportunities to network with professionals across the County. You will also receive:

  • College credit or paid internship
  • Exposure to a diverse workforce
  • Opportunity to serve the community

Who’s eligible?

Internship opportunities are for currently enrolled high school and college students.

  • High School students (Intern I)
  • College students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program (Intern II)
  • College students currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program (Intern III)

How to Apply:

Students must apply online through our website. To be considered for internship opportunities, students must submit the following documents with their online application:

  • Cover letter with at least three learning goals relevant to the internship
  • Resume
  • References (contact information for at least two)
  • Transcript with class list and GPA (this can be unofficial)

If you are applying for an internship with our Police Division, you must also supply the following items in addition to the list above:

  • Written recommendation from your learning institution’s program coordinator
  • One written letter from a professional with first-hand knowledge of the student’s abilities and qualifications
  • Two written reference letters from employers or professional individuals

NOTE: For Academic Credit internships, provide your program requirements. This can include hours needed/credit earned, employer or supervisory requirements, deadlines for internship approval, and start/end date.

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Contact Us

Internship Coordinator
(804) 501-7206
[email protected]

Human Resources

4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4628

(804) 501-5287

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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