Student Internship Program

Connecting Classroom Curriculum and Career Choices

The purpose of the Social Services 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
  • Child Care Services
  • 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


Those interested in an internship should complete the internship interest form (PDF). Internship seasonal submission deadlines are March 1 for fall, Aug. 1 for spring and Jan. 1 for summer. Email completed forms to the internship coordinator or mail to:

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