Student Internship Program

The purpose of our academic internship program is to provide students from various educational institutions with an exceptional professional work experience that connects classroom curriculum and potential career choices. 


Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic institution and complete the required hours of experience to receive academic credit. A Field Supervisor with the appropriate professional credentials will provide supervision and complete an evaluation for classwork credit.

Due to the volume of applicants and capacity limitations, not every applicant can be accommodated. 

Internship Areas of Study:

Benefits Programs

  • Auxiliary Grants
  • Energy Assistance
  • Family Access to Medical Insurance Security 
  • General Relief
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
  • Child Care Services

Family Services Programs

  • Adult Services
  • Assessment and Resource Team
  • Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Employment Services
  • Family Preservation
  • Permanency Services

Internship Forms Submissions Deadlines

  • Fall               March 1
  • Spring          August 1
  • Summer       January 1

If you are interested in an internship, please complete the Internship Interest Forms by the specified deadline and email them to or print and mail to:

Internship Coordinator
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights
Dept. of Social Services
P.O. Box 430
Chesterfield, VA  23832