Norfolk seeks 212 student interns for the summer

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk is now accepting applications for more than 200 summer jobs and internships designated for students.

The seasonal positions are part of Norfolk’s Emerging Leaders program, which introduces young adults to municipal government work in hopes of enticing them back to Norfolk for long-term careers.

“The Norfolk Emerging Leaders program provides real opportunities for Norfolk youth,” City Manager Marcus Jones said in a press release. “Since its inception, nearly 900 high school and college students have worked alongside city staff across various departments providing a wide range of programs and services. The work they do makes a difference in our community and provides participants a foundation for their future.”

There are two kinds of positions available: Emerging Leaders (for students ages 16 to 19) and Executive Internship (for undergraduate or graduate students).

There are 200 Emerging Leaders jobs, which will employ students from June 29 to August 14 in a city department related to their career interest. Applicants must be Norfolk residents.

There are 12 Executive Internships available. Interns will work for the city from Jun 8 to August 14, developing projects and initiatives that address city priorities. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution and be a college junior or higher.

The deadline to apply is February 28, and applications can be submitted online: For more information, visit, or call 757-441-2400.

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