Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity with the Town of Christiansburg? There are opportunities within several different departments at the Town of Christiansburg. Depending upon the department, internships and volunteer positions may or may not be compensated. Internships with the Town of Christiansburg are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

If you are interested in interning or volunteering with a specific department but do not see them listed below, please contact Human Resources directly about internship opportunities.

Departments with Internship and Volunteer Programs

Engineering & GIS

The Town of Christiansburg’s Engineering Department offers internships in both their engineering and GIS divisions. Each division strives to provide interns with real-world experience in local government. Currently, the Engineering Department only accepts one intern per term, per division. The types of projects interns will work on will vary according to the needs of each division and the individual intern.

Parks and Recreation

General Intern

Christiansburg Parks and Recreation works to provide the community with leisure and recreation programs that increase quality of life. Interns will be given every opportunity for on the job experience and professional feedback. Please keep in mind that though your application materials may be strong, Parks and Recreation only accepts 1-2 interns per term. At Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, no day is the same, so projects my vary. Projects may include: organizing and operating youth athletic leagues, scheduling of officials, managing a variety of special events, managing and supervising senior and community programs, overseeing youth camps and clinics, help with the operation of the Christiansburg Recreation Center, Harkrader Sports Complex and any other recreational items that may be deemed necessary for the success of the intern and Department of Parks and Recreation. In addition to internships, Parks and Recreation offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Marketing and Graphic Design Intern

In addition to general internships, Christiansburg Parks and Recreation offers a unique opportunity for Marketing and Graphic design students interested in recreation and athletics. Marketing and graphic design interns will work on promotional materials for the department while receiving hands-on experience and professional feedback. Please keep in mind that though your application materials may be strong, Parks and Recreation only accepts one intern per term. At Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, no day is the same, so projects my vary. Interns may expect to work on projects such as: brochures, flyers, web updates and/or strategic marketing plans to improve information distribution to clientele.

Planning

The Christiansburg Planning and Zoning Department assists the public and local businesses by guiding them through requirements for advertising, zoning and land use. The Planning Department strives to provide students with first hand knowledge of municipal land use planning and code enforcement in local government.The program works to give interns every opportunity for on the job experience, learning exercises and professional feedback. Please keep in mind that though your application materials may be strong, the Planning Department only accepts one intern per term. Interns can expect to work on a number of projects that vary in size and scope. Interns can expect to assist in the day to day functions of the Planning Department, which include responsibilities related to outdoor advertising, planning, subdivision review, zoning and more. Other projects may involve ordinance enforcement, the comprehensive plan, and transportation projects.

Aquatics

Our staff is committed to the involvement of volunteers and interns to reach both the vision and mission if the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. The goal is to provide a meaningful, supportive, and educational experience for all. Projects and responsibilities will vary and be tailored depending upon the current opportunities available and intern coursework requirements.

Rescue

The Christiansburg Volunteer Rescue Squad accepts volunteers year round. Learn about volunteering here

Fire

The Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department accepts volunteers year round. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Learn about volunteering here. 

How to Apply

To apply to current vacancies or to sign up to receive alerts about future openings, please visit our Career Portal.