Work Based Learning Experiences

Internships, Youth Apprenticeship, and More


Here we show some possible opportunities that may exist in the future.  

Participating business and industry organizations often offer internships for current high school students. This is your one-stop shop to identify internship opportunities that are a good fit for you. 

FCPS Registered Apprenticeship and Career Fair

The Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness (CCCR) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) are teaming up with the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) to host an Virtual site in lieue of a live event for high school students, parents and/or guardians and the community to learn about exciting new opportunities through work-based learning experiences. Click to visit the site. NOTE; STUDENT MUST BE LOGGED INTO THEIR FCPSSCHOOLS.NET GMAIL ACCOUNT TO ACCESS THE SITE!

Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs 2020

Computer CORE - Student Internship in Business & IT

THIS INTERNSHIP POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - CONGRATULATIONS TO WALEED A! - Computer CORE, a local non-profit is seeking two student interns to support volunteer instructors and front and back office functions at their Bailey's Crossroads location. Computer CORE provides low income adults in Northern Virginia with affordable computer and career development skills and training. Student interns works to support Computer CORE's team of classroom volunteer instructors and students. For more information regarding this internship please contact

Greenspring, An Erickson Community Internships for Culinary Arts

COMING SPRING 2020 - Students in the Culinary Arts program may apply for paid internships with Greenspring, a Erickson senor living community in Springfield,VA. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in a variety of restaurant settings at Greenspring with support to develop specific skills in the culinary arts. This internship may include an additional scholarship opportunity for students who meet the scholarship criteria. For more information contact

Kennel Assistants - Animal Hospital Associates Northern Virginia

Animal Hospital Associates is looking for kennel assistants. Paid positions with training for dog and cat care and safety. Kennel assistants give one on one time with individual boarders which provides a great opportunity to bond with our pets. If you have a love for animals and would like to explore pet care as a career, we invite you to apply. Our kennel assistants help by walking dogs, feeding pets on schedule, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting kennels, supervising pet playtimes, administering medication to pets, and texting pet photos to eager owners. Facilities are located in Hayfield, Fairfax Station, and Fort Hunt area. Please apply at the clinic most convenient to you.
There is a real need for morning shift assistants particularly over holidays and during the summer months. There may also be openings for evening and afternoon shifts as well.

VA Tire and Auto Student Internships Spring 2020

VA Tire and Auto offers 6 week paid internships for interested 11th or 12th grade students from Automotive classes in Fairfax County Public Schools. Spring Internships will run from March 7 - April 29. Applications should complete an on line application on or before February 21, 2020. For more information see Ms Williford in the Academy office or email her at Clicking this announcement will take you directly to the application link.

Hair Cuttery

This posting is for Cosmetology Students at Edison Academy.
Hair Cuttery is hiring for the holidays!
Position:Guest Service Specialists (Receptionists)
Part time nights 5pm-9pm, Weekends
Email inquiries to Cabrina McLain at
Locations that are hiring: Kingstowne, Hilltop, Springfield Town Center and Fordson.
Visit your local salon to apply.
See Ms Williford in the Academy Office if you need help with your resume or preparing for an interview.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Internships for Trades Students

CONGRATULATIONS TO SENAY M. ON BEING SELECTED FOR THIS INTERNSHIP. Applications are still open. George Washington's Mount Vernon sponsors internships for high school students in their Facilities Maintenance and Operations Department. Students grow their trades skills and work experience at the historic estate, gardens, museum, and library. Work included electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, painting and other specialized construction, repairs, and maintenance. This is a great opportunity for a student to grow their resume and gain paid work experience to grow their future career. For more details about the internship see Ms Williford in the Edison Academy office.

Architect of the Capital Internships

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Intern Employment Program. Through this formative program, students have an exciting opportunity to apply for summer internships that offer skill enrichment and experiential learning while making an impact in public service. Qualified students who are at least 16 years of age by June 30, 2019, and currently attending a high school, trade school, college or university are encouraged to apply. All students must be U.S. Citizens. Applications will be accepted online only until Friday, January 24, 2020. The following available career areas include: • Accounting Aide • Architectural Aide/Engineering Aide • Archivist Aide • Building Automation Technology Aide • Communications Aide • Curatorial Aide • Horticultural Aide • Horticulture Turf Specialist Aide • Horticulture Urban Forester Aide • Human Resources Aide • Inspector General Aide • Laborer/Gardener Aide • Law Intern • Masonry Aide • Office Clerk • Photography Aide • Plasterer Aide • Wood Crafter Aide Students may apply at: Those without access to a computer are welcome to use the AOC Employment Center to apply. The Employment Center located in the Ford House Office Building, Room H2-178 is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions concerning how to apply should be referred to the Employment and Classification Branch at 202.226.7000.

Newport News Shipbuilding Internships

#NewportNewsShipbuilding is hiring trades summer interns!
This is a paid internship for students attending a trade school ( Edison Academy counts) or pursuing an Associate's degree to gain experience in craftsman positions.

Basic qualifications include:
-Being at least 18 years old at the start of the internship, a U.S. citizen, & able to pass a background investigation, drug screen, & physical
-Having completed 1 year of the program you’re currently attending with an expected graduation date in Spring 2021
-A minimum 3.0 GPA
-Ability to work full-time for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer, 1st or 2nd shift

Learn more & apply here: #buildyourcareer

Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services Internships

POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR 2019-2020. CONGRATULATIONS TO Gregory "Cody" R! Internships with the Department of Vehicle Services for current Level 2 and Level 3 Automotive students are being offered now. Students may work on a variety of Fairfax County government and FCPS vehicles. Interested students must see their Automotive Instructor or Ms Williford in the Edison Academy office for more details and instructions for how-to-apply. Applications are being accepted on-line through September 20 with interviews the following week.

EVI Emergnecy Vehicle Installations, Corp.

“ EVI (Emergency Vehicle Installations, Corp.) is seeking student employees for their Lorton, VA location. Preference will be given to students who have some technical experience or who are interested in pursuing a new trade or career path. The company installs and maintains communications, safety, and defensive equipment on vehicles used by law enforcement and agents in the field. Students may work part-time or full-time as their school schedule allows. For more information contact Visit the EVI website to learn more about the company. .

A1 Trailer, Truck and Auto Service Employment Opportunities

This company's primary work is with hydraulic and electric braking trailers; work trailers, boat trailers, equestrian trailers, and more. Offering summer full-time and school year part-time positions. Located in Newington/Lorton area. Call Ronnie Wolfram at 571-289-1400 to inquire.

AA Auto Collision & Repair Employment Opportunities

Seeks full-time and part-time employees with Auto Collision experience. Newington/Lorton location. Call Todd Rikli at 703-550-5533 for more information.

Want your organization's internship experiences for high school students listed here? Contact the Edison Academy Career Experience Specialist,