Career Opportunities

The Employer and Career Services Team is pleased to offer Career Opportunities for NOVA students and alumni! Review the opportunities below, and don’t forget to log into Career Connection to view more.


Student Affairs Paid Student Internship Program

The mission of NOVA Corps is for current NOVA students to integrate their classroom knowledge in the workplace while serving as interns to help prospective, new and current students start and finish strong at NOVA thus developing professional skills needed for jobs after college.

Application Periods Internship Starts
June 10 – June 20 Fall term - August
November 1 – November 10 Spring term - January
NOTE: No application period for the Summer term


  • Gain valuable work experience while you learn
  • Develop leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills that prepare you for jobs after college
  • Network opportunity with NOVA staff
  • Paid Internship: $18 per hour
  • Flexible part time work schedule
  • Free parking permit (park in student B-lot)
  • Casual dress code with free NOVA t-shirts

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Dominion Energy

Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference

The Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference helps recruit outstanding interns and co-ops who reflect the communities we serve. This year, the conference will take place in person at Dominion Energy's headquarters in downtown Richmond, Virginia on October 9-10, 2024. Dominion Energy will cover all expenses related to travel and attending the conference.

Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The application deadline is June 9, 2024 and students are encouraged to apply now!

This in-person conference provides an excellent opportunity for students to:

  • Learn more about Dominion Energy, a Fortune 200 company
  • Gain insights into what a career in energy entails
  • Network with business leaders, employers, and other college students
  • Gain access to summer 2025 internships across our footprint, in states such as Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Connecticut

Want to learn more about Dominion Energy, and the Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference? Visit their website at DSC 2024 Careers in Energy (

WRP Program at DOD

Sign up today for information about the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), a government-wide program co-sponsored by the U.D. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense. The WRP program’s aim is to increase representation of highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities through summer internships or permanent jobs.


  • Apply through your school's career center or disability services office.
  • Be a US Citizen
  • Have a Schedule A qualified disability
  • Be a current secondary university, undergraduate, graduate/doctoral student or
  • Recent graduate from a U.S. accredited college or university

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NOVA Police Department

Consider this great reason to join the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department! Learn more about available positions today.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

AFRL leads the discovery, development, and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. Students should review the many undergraduate internship or research project opportunities available through AFRL.

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship (CSIIP) is available to two- and four-year college students. CSIIP partners with companies offering paid internships in STEM fields throughout the state.