Work-based Learning & Career Opportunities

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Virginia Youth Registered Apprenticeships

Current High School Student Possible Opportunities

MITRE Summer 2021 (coming soon) High School Internship: Advanced Electronics, AI/Computer Vision, AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, GPS & Space Systems, Health Sciences/Biotech, Nanotechnology, Remote Sensing

MITRE Data Science / Operations Research / Statistics / Math Interns

Smithsonian Internships: Mentor-Based Learning Opportunities

VA Tire & Auto HS Automotive Internship for Spring-Six Week program learning about entire auto repair business

FCPS DIT Internships

Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to announce the return of the IT Internship Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Through this work-based learning program, FCPS will provide a variety of internship opportunities for rising FCPS Juniors and Seniors seeking on-the-job experience in many facets of the Department of Information Technology (DIT). The offices in DIT offering internship experiences are listed below. 

Interested students need to register for (registration will announced in the coming weeks) and complete an interview in order to be considered.  In the meantime---update your resume and email Mrs. Wannett with questions.

Integrated Digital Technology Services

IDTS is made up of four teams that support the school system’s digital technology needs. This includes support for the creation and delivery of professional learning and classroom learning digital resources (i.e. online courses, videos, podcasts, etc.), installation and training for school studios, audio-and visual support for events.

Technology Architecture & Assessment

Technology Architecture & Assessment supports the mission of FCPS with technical assessment of administrative and instructional software products. We identify standards, compatibility, functionality, and challenges related to the adoption, installation and use of technology products in FCPS.


Network Engineering Services

Network Engineering Services (NES) is responsible for providing engineering support to networks located at 240 schools and administrative offices. In addition, NES also provides support to the expansive located throughout FCPS. NES is responsible for the maintenance and cyclic replacement of 4,600 switches and 10,000 wireless access points to ensure optimal network performance and resiliency.

Technology Support Services Center

TSSC delivers technology support and services to schools and centers in a variety of ways. Foremost, within each school, Technology Support Specialists (TSSpecs) perform server administration functions, troubleshoot problems with desktop operating systems and software applications, optimize installation and configuration of approved FCPS technologies, and diagnose school networking issues.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk is the central point of contact for anyone who accesses FCPS’ Information Technology resources to receive help desk support and answers to IT related questions.


Post-Graduation Apprenticeships & Entry-Level Employment 

Lockheed Martin Engineering Apprentice: Post high school opportunity-full-time entry level technical support to engineers on a variety of technical tasks

VA Department of Labor & Industry Registered Apprenticeships

Mercedes-Benz Technician Training & Development Program

Bubbles Hair Salon Entry-Level Employment

Groomer's Assistant/Apprenticeship Program-Belly Rubs Pet Care

Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship

Software Developer Apprenticeship-Appteon, Inc

Electrician Helper Apprenticeship-BK Electric

Inova Interns Summer Program

CVS Health Pharmacy Technician Entry-Level

Virginia Tire & Auto Apprenticeship Program

Fashion Forward Salon-Cosmetology Apprenticeship

HVAC Apprenticeship-M.E. Flow Inc

Associated Builders & Contractors of Virginia-Apprenticeship & Skill Training

Inova Medical Campus Entry Level Employment

Amazon Web Services Data Technician Entry-Level

Jiffy Lube Entry-Level Automotive Technician-South Riding

Jiffy Lube Entry-Level Automotive Technician-Chantilly

Jiffy Lube Entry-Level Automotive Technician-Centreville