Internships

John Hudson Summer Internship (for college students and recent graduates with disabilities) at Fairfax County Government

Fields: disabilities, government, social work, psychology, sociology

Location: Fairfax, Virginia

About the Organization: The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board established an internship program for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The internship program provides participants with on-the-job experience, professional development, and training opportunities. Applicants should expect to work Monday-Friday, eight hours per day. A typical schedule will be 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. There may be some flexibility available to interns to accommodate other commitments like summer coursework.

About the Position:

  • IT in Land Development: The Information Technology Intern will assist the IT Services branch of Land Development Services with a variety of day-to-day projects, including providing direct technical assistance and support to staff for network, hardware, and software issues.
  • Professional and Organization Development Intern at Department of Family Services: Building work expectations and readiness for newly onboarded employees (New Employee Orientation, Learning Maps, Intern Coordination, Child Welfare Institute); Seasoned employee career enrichment & succession preparation (Providing LCSW candidate group supervision and consultation); Supporting DFS Organizational Development (e.g. “First, Break All the Rules” initiatives, “Happiness Matters” model, contributions to strategic planning process); Customized leadership and organizational employee development programs (Leadership Academy and Data Analytics Fellowship Academy (DAFA); and Diversity Programs (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics (EDIE) Council, Healing of Racism Institute, and Dimensions of Diversity).
  • Human Services Transportation Intern: This position will work in two programs within the Department of Neighborhood Community Services: Human Services Transportation and the Human Services Resource Guide. Human Services Transportation provides transportation services and resources for older adults, low-income individuals, individuals with disabilities and individuals accessing Fairfax County Human Services who need transportation assistance. In addition, the department houses the Fairfax Mobility Access Project, which focuses on enhancing transportation options throughout the county – particularly for older adults and individuals with disabilities – and offers several tools and resources for making travel plans.
  • Emergency Management: The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides an opportunity for students or recent graduates to explore career options, apply academic knowledge and skills to the workplace, gain career skills, build resumes, and network with emergency management professionals throughout the National Capital Region. While working in OEM, interns will: Complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and the Professional Development Series through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Complete at least one community outreach or engagement activity.Participate in at least one planning activity. Attend regional emergency management meetings and network with other state and federal emergency management and homeland security professionals. Prepare for and/or participate in at least one exercise (tabletop, functional, or full-scale). Work toward the Virginia Emergency Management Association’s (VEMA) Emergency Management Assistant Certification (EMA). Learn about the role of local government as it relates to state, regional and federal partners. Gain real world experience with public safety.
  • Alcohol Safety Action Program: Enhances office’s effectiveness by providing support to the Fairfax County Alcohol Safety Action Program, a criminal justice program that uses community and state services to reduce the problem of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Any college student, law student, graduate student, or recent graduate who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability.
  • IT in Land Development: Coursework in information technology, computer science, computer engineering, or related field.
  • Professional and Org Development: Coursework in human services, social work, organizational development, education, or human resources
  • Human Services Transport: Coursework in transportation, social work, human services, sociology, public administration, or related fields. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign or Publisher would be helpful, but not required.
  • Emergency Management: Internship positions are best suited for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in emergency management, homeland security, public safety, public administration, public relations, or communications. The ideal candidate will possess a strong interest in the field of emergency management.
  • Alcohol Safety and Action: Coursework in criminal justice, business, accounting, administration of justice, social work, sociology, psychology, or related fields. Knowledge of substance abuse issues will be helpful. Ability to maintain discretion and client confidentiality. Organization, time management, customer service, and excellent communication skills also required.

Estimated Salary: $13/hour

Deadline: April 14, 2019

Apply Here:
Fairfax County Government

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