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Student Internships
Applications for internships are not being accepted at this time.

Internship Qualifications

The Norfolk Department of Human Services is pleased to offer internship opportunities to students in a human services curriculum of an accredited college or university. At this time we cannot offer volunteer opportunities.

You must meet all of the following requirements (please review carefully): 
  • Be completing an internship requirement for graduation from a college or university.
  • Major in Human Services or Social Work.  (We cannot support other majors such as Counseling, Criminal Justice or Psychology at this time.)
  • Pass a criminal and child protective services (CPS) background check. (It may take six weeks to process.You cannot start working until you are cleared.)
  • Pass a drug test.
  • Be in good academic standing.  3.0 GPA or better preferred.
  • Be able to work Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Night and weekend hours are not available.
  • Total Hour Requirements - (Your total hour (not weekly) requirement must be on your application.)
    • Doctorate or Graduate Degree – Hours may vary, please call 757-664-7778 for more information.
    • Undergraduate Degree - Two semesters / 400 (or close to) total hours to fulfill your internship requirement.
    • Associate Degree – 250 (or close to) total hours to fulfill your internship requirement. 

Internships are available year-round. You must apply at least two months before your projected start date. Within this page, you will find information on how to get started in a rewarding internship opportunity that will enhance your skills and provide you with the tools to excel in your professional career in human services.

Required Application Information

If information is missing, your application will not be processed. Please call 757-664-7778 to follow up on your application. Thank you for considering the Norfolk Department of Human Services for your internship!

Internship Program Objectives
The Norfolk Department of Human Services recognizes the important role we play in serving as a training site for area colleges and universities. Where feasible, we encourage supervisory staff to make use of students to serve as interns within agency programs and to foster the workforce development efforts of institutions of higher learning via internships. 

Internships offer us the opportunity to ensure that future professionals will enter the human services field with a sense of responsibility, dedication, and commitment; ready to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. The hard work and energy that we put into making your internship experience successful will pay off in dedicated professionals who may, one day, wish to return to our department as employees.

Our goals are to provide you with the following opportunities:

  • To apply academic course work to a hands-on practical experience.
  • To problem solve in a work environment.
  • To exchange ideas with professionals in the field.
  • To gain pride in and appreciation of the field.
  • To gain competent professional skills in a variety of settings.
  • To expose you to projects and tasks that will provide practical experience for future job opportunities and which support and contribute to the Norfolk Department of Human Services’ delivery of services.
  • To expose you to other local and state human services organizations which provide opportunities for professional development and career enhancement.  

Contact Us
Human Services
741 Monticello Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Ph: 757-664-6000

Internship Coordinator
Ph: 757-664-7778
Fx: 757-664-3260

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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