Internships and Apprenticeships

A listing of available internships and apprenticeships

Opportunities are posted for the convenience of students and their families.

Disclaimer: Postings do not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by W.T. Woodson, FCPS, nor any administrator or employee of either W.T. Woodson or FCPS. Parents need to check and be satisfied with any program chosen for their children. This web page contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network. Neither W.T. Woodson High School nor FCPS controls the content or relevancy of those pages.

Youth Internships and Apprenticeships

FAIRFAX COUNTY YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Fairfax County Government and FCPS collaborate on The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program which prepares today’s high school Juniors to become tomorrow’s community leaders.  The Program offers: a three-week summer internship in a Fairfax County Government agency or office; an exciting opportunity to work with community leaders; leadership training and recognition; and, an opportunity to work with student leaders from every Fairfax County High School. Interns earn $1,000.  For more information including a brochure, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership.  Students may also get a brochure in the Career Center.  For questions, contact DMBYLP@fairfaxcounty.gov.  Applications can be found and submitted on line at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcylp.  Applications are due 6 November

NSA HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM

The National Security Agency offers Seniors a paid summer internship at NSA full-time for 10-12 weeks following their senior year of high school.  Pay is at the GG 02/01 level (currently $13.02 per hour plus benefits).  Requirements include U.S. citizenship, eligibility for security clearance, completed AP calculus and AP physics and an engineering or computer science course by the end of senior year, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, minimum 1200 SAT or 25 ACT, and minimum age 16 at time of hire.  To apply, students must fill out an application which includes using NSA’s resume builder, and also mail the following documents: a resume, two teacher recommendations from physics, calculus, computer science, or engineering teachers, an official transcript, verification of SAT or ACT scores, and a one-page typed response to Why am I interested in STEM?  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.  Visit https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=30001059&PostingSeq=1 for more details. Completed applications must be submitted by 31 October.

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (SEAP)

The Department of the Navy (DoN)  invites Rising 10th through 12th graders to apply for eight-week summer research opportunities at participating Department of Navy laboratories.  Stipends are $3,000 for new students and $3,800 for returning students.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in research and learn about DoN research and technology efforts.  Students must be at least 16 years old and U.S. citizens.  Visit Mrs. Ishii in the Career Center for very helpful hints.  For more information including participating labs and to apply, visit http://seap.asee.org/.  Applications close at 6 pm EST on 2 November

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITIES

Both internship and volunteer opportunities are available for a variety of political campaigns.  You can discover them in the Enrichment Database found in Family Connection.  Log into Blackboard; Click the Family Connection link; Click the “college” tab; scroll down to, find, and click “enrichment programs” on the right under “college research.”  This is a searchable database.  Try searching for “political” or “campaign” to discover what is available.

SMITHSONIAN INTERNSHIPS

The Smithsonian offers a variety of internships for individuals who are at last 16 years of age. Information aboutf fellowships and internships can be found at https://www.smithsonianofi.com/. Plan ahead. Submitting a great application will take time.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) opportunities only provide about 5 days to apply.  Although few, there are some opportunities available for high school students.  Parents and students can sign up for email updates to receive listings of internship opportunities with the state department.  You must be at least 13 years of age to register for the updates.  These emails will provide students with up to date information on the latest internships and their corresponding deadlines.  To sign up for government updates as soon as they are posted, visit https://service.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSTATEBPA/subscriber/new

U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Competitive internship program provides selected high school students with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. For more information visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/. Check periodically. Deadlines may appear in the fall.

VIRGINIA TIRE & AUTO PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Saturday, 3 November – Tuesday, 18 December.  Virginia Tire & Auto is accepting applications for paid internships from Juniors and Seniors enrolled in an automotive repair program.  The internship is designed to help interns learn about the auto repair business, from inspecting and repairing vehicles to customer relations, ordering parts, and managing workflow.  Interns will work on a wide range of vehicles spending time in the service department and at the sales counter.  Interns will work 5 – 15 hours per week.  Applicants must pass a drug test and wear proper safety equipment (black slip resistant shoes and provided safety glasses).  Holding a valid driver’s license is strongly encouraged.  An interview will be required.  Get more information and apply online at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MSS1000/JobBoard/35aa80dc-fc8f-7d72-3c70-f696e78d1360/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3dec1b70-9e89-40dd-a80b-d3c2fd01dc2d  Completed applications are due 19 October.

True Apprenticeships

Learn about a true apprenticeship.

APPRENTICESHIP JOB POSTINGS – The Division of Registered Apprenticeship is now offering a job posting feature.  Posted this week are apprenticeship opportunities in cosmetology, electrical work, plumbing, machinist, optician, and early childhood learning.  Bookmark this page to see all opportunities as they are posted.  One may be for you!  Visit www.dolivirginia.gov/apprenticship/sponsorjobspage.html.

JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE (JATC)

The Washington, DC JATC offers accredited three, four, and five year electrical and telecommunications apprenticeship programs at its facility in Lanham, MD.  Apprentices attend class in hands-on labs and learn from instructors who have real-world experience.  Applicants must be 18 years of age upon entering the program in September 2018, must submit an official copy of their high school transcript or GED, must have a passing grade in Algebra 1 or GED equivalent, and are required to take an aptitude test.  Applications are accepted year-round.  For more information and to apply, visit www.getchargedup.org. For questions, call 301.429.2575.

AMERICAN LINE BUILDERS APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE (ALBAT Program)

ALBAT accepts applications for apprenticeship programs including outside lineman, substation technician, cable splicer technician, traffic signal technician, underground residential distribution technician, and transmission technician on a continuous bassis to maintain a standby list of qualified applications.  There are IBEW Local Unions that are presently not accepting applications due to limited opportunities.  Find the application online at www.albat.org for Local Unions that are currently accepting applications that have jurisdiction for the ALBAT Program.  For Virginia/Maryland/Washington DC the following programs are currently open:  Lineman, Traffic Signal, Cable Splicer, and Transmission.  Office is located at 3506 Steward Road, Forestville, MD 20747, 301-316-7730.

BUILD GREAT SHIPS

The Apprentice School offers opportunities for persons interested in learning aspects of the ship-building trade.  This apprentice program provides each apprentice with the technical knowledge required for the mastery of a trade, and an opportunity to obtain an associate degree in business administration, engineering technology or engineering. The curriculum provides the educational foundation necessary for continued growth throughout a career.  The school is in Newport News.  Information on the program can be found at http://www.as.edu.

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIRPORTS (MWAA) TRADES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The MWAA is offering apprenticeship opportunities for high school graduates.  To apply for airport jobs, students go the www.mwaa.com/about/careers.  Candidates need to upload a resume and complete an application to apply.  Examples of apprenticeship jobs currently posted include: Electrician Apprentice, Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprentice, and Plumber Pipefitter Apprentice.  Positions are open at Dulles International Airport, MWAA Headquarters, and Reagan National Airport.  A background security investigation is required for all new hires.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY & THE APPRENTICE SCHOOL

Pursue an engineering degree from ODU while doing an apprenticeship at the Newport News Shipbuilding Yard.  Get all the details by visiting www.odu.edu/news/2014/1/engineering_apprenti.

STEAMFITTERS' APPRENTICESHIP FOR THE HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION PROCESS, PIPING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM FIELDS

For more information regarding the apprenticeship program offered by the Washington, DC Joint Steamfitting Apprenticeship Committee, please call 301.341.1555 or visit www.Steamfitters-602.org.