Are you a recent college graduate who wants to learn about local government, work near our nation’s capital, make new friends, and gain resume-enhancing work experience?

Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government located in Northern Virginia. Our  internship program seeks bright, highly motivated individuals for an exciting one-year Internship in a variety of positions across the County. These positions offer a career opportunity to qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work experience to help them prepare for a career in a variety of fields of work.

Management Intern Cohort Program

Credit David HillsOver the course of a year, Management Interns work under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience. These Internships provide new college graduates and currently enrolled graduate students with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in areas critical to supporting local government initiatives while participating in an educational cohort where they are provided opportunities to learn and network alongside their peers. See positions here.

The professional development training cohort spans the length of the internship and includes:

  • Career Development Training Courses
  • Networking Luncheons with County Leadership
  • Field trips to facilities around the County to find out more about local government operations
  • Volunteer Opportunities


Additional Internship Opportunities

Depending upon the needs of the organization, Arlington may offer seasonal or part-time Internship vacancies in addition to the Management Intern Program. To see all of the available positions please click here.

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Employment Applications & Opportunities703-228-7499

Benefits, Retirement & FMLA: 703-228-3500, Option 1

Payroll (Current & Former Employees – Not Retirees): 703-228-3977

Training & Development703-228-3595


Employment Verification: Please email request to and response will be provided within 48 hours

Accommodation Requests

Former Employee Access to W-2s and Payslips

General Info Phone: 703-228-3500, Option 8


Fax: 703-228-3265


Address: 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 511 Arlington, VA 22201