Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, offers internship opportunities for high school and college students to develop skills and experience relevant to their course of study. We are committed to creating challenging, meaningful, relevant work experiences for students. All internships will have specific learning goals identified by the student as being core to their academic and career development. The County will strive to ensure a balance between the intern’s specific learning goals and the work that is required by the Department.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager form of government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us as an intern, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.
Internship Program FAQs
What internships are available in Henrico County Government?
Internship positions will be unique to each department/agency and positions will be based on departmental need and may be for pay or for-credit.
Where do I get information about agencies/departments within the County of Henrico?
Visit the Henrico County homepage and look for “Departments” at the top center of page. A pull down menu will allow you to select departments alphabetically.
How Do I apply?
Internship positions will be available on www.henricojobs.com. We encourage you to check at the beginning of each semester.
What do I need to provide to be considered for an internship?
Students apply on www.henricojobs.com and attach their resume, a cover letter indicating why they are interested in the specific internship position, their GPA, a copy of their informal transcript and three learning goals specific to the internship. High School interns will also need to provide their attendance record. If you do not provide this information, your application will not be considered.
Are the internships paid?
Internships at Henrico County may be paid or for-credit and this will be indicated in each specific internship posting.
How long will the internship positions last?
Most internships will be quarterly: Summer (May/June – August); Fall (September – December) and Spring (January – April/May). Specific work days/hours required will be posted within each individual position.
Who should I contact if I need more information?
E-mail the Internship Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-7206.