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Internship Program

Our 2019 Summer Interns

The Port of Virginia’s summer internship is an eight week paid program that is designed to develop, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students as they explore career opportunities within the maritime industry.  Each summer, interns are given the opportunity to apply their education to hands-on project focused tasks in various departments throughout The Port of Virginia.

The program runs from June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020 and includes professional development, philanthropic activities and colleague engagement events. 14 Interns have been hired as POV colleagues since 2015.

Development Sessions

Interns participate in a full calendar of professional development sessions, philanthropic activities and colleague engagement events that will include:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

A Port of Virginia subject matter expert will conduct interactive activities surrounding their 4-letter type on how MBTI can be applied in school and in the workplace. Interns will be able to take the MBTI assessment to learn their 4-letter personality type. The expert will explain how to interpret their results, introduce the concept of personality preferences and conduct interactive activities to illustrate how MBTI can be applied both in school and in the workplace

Terminal Tours

Interns will have the opportunity to visit our various terminals and see how each terminal operates, which may include crane and equipment simulator experiences.

Project Management

This development session will provide tips on time management and different research methods that will help enhance each internship project.

Public Speaking

This session will help build the interns’ confidence in speaking or presenting to a large audience. This session will also to introduce Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Social Media Tips for Personal Branding

Interns will learn about how the port uses social media and building a personal brand in the professional world.

LiveNFK Partnership

LiveNFK is a program designed to bring together corporate interns and summer associates to network, experience Norfolk and develop professionally. As part of an ongoing effort to attract and retain talented young professionals to Norfolk and the region, the City of Norfolk, Downtown Norfolk Council and Greater Norfolk Corporation are collaborating to provide a variety of events over the summer for LiveNFK participants to interact with one another and better understand what makes Norfolk a great place to live, work, and play.