What does it mean to be an intern at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News?
Overall, this internship influenced my decision to become an Electrical Engineer.
– Jaymes Berry, Senior, Heritage HS
I will share with students that the shipyard is not just about building ships and there are many other jobs here at NNSB to explore. I will also talk to my students about the Apprentice School and have students explore this as an opportunity and/or an option after high school.
– Shannon Washington, School Counselor
Newport News Shipbuilding provides internship opportunities to students and teachers that will transfer classroom knowledge to real life work experiences at NNSB.
The student internship will develop career readiness skills while working in a challenging and enjoyable work environment. NNSB will ensure this is accomplished by using experienced professionals that will act as a mentor, transfer knowledge, and help develop the next generation of Shipbuilders.
The teacher internship will transform teaching and learning by connecting real-life applications and advancements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The valuable knowledge that they will receive can be directly incorporated into the lesson plan and classroom.
Internship Opportunities at NNSB
Specific openings for the internship opportunities can be found on the Newport News Public Schools Career Pathways web site.
Examples of internship opportunities at NNSB are listed below:
Engineering/Technology – Responsibilities and training will involve assisting professional engineers with design and analysis based on current project needs. Examples of types of engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil/Structural, Industrial/Systems, Manufacturing, Quality
Design - mentored by a professional Designer, the on-the-job training is specifically related to one of the following design engineering disciplines: hull, electrical, machinery, piping, or nuclear using design software such as AutoCAD and/or CATIA
Construction/Trades – opportunity to learn from an experience craftsman on how to use general tools, measuring devices, read blueprints, and other requirements to become an apprentice or tradesman.
Business – internship will give the student a chance to gain general office skills working in a professional business environment that supports the company in areas such as accounting, payroll, finance, supply chain, planning, human resources, and training
Communications/Arts - multimedia area providing video digitizing, CD and DVD production, video streaming and duplication, audio recording and editing, graphics design, 3-D animation, digital photography, and all types of visual presentation support.