Co-op & Internship Opportunities

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls Shipbuilding, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, offers summer internship opportunities. Students will work full-time, 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months.

Summer Internship Requirements for Ingalls Shipbuilding

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled in a bachelors or masters degree program in Business, Engineering or Information Technology
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Background check, drug screen and physical
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. persons
  • The application for the 2020 summer internship is closed. The application for the 2021 summer internship will open Fall 2020.

Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding has college summer internships, Ability college summer internships and year-round co-op programs.

Summer Internships at NNS

Summer internship applicants will be placed at Newport News Shipbuilding or Huntington Ingalls Industries Corporate. Both are located in Newport News, Virginia. Students will work full-time, 40 hours per week, for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months.

Summer Internship Requirements for HII Corporate & Newport News Shipbuilding

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled in a bachelors or masters degree program in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Background check, drug screen and physical
  • U.S. citizenship
  • The application for the 2020 summer internship is closed. The application for the 2021 summer internship will open Fall 2020.

Ability Summer Internship Requirements for Newport News Shipbuilding

  • Student MUST self-identify as an individual with any type of documented disability
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the fall following the internship
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Background check, drug screen and physical
  • U.S. citizenship
  • A letter from school/university stating participation in disability program
  • Applications for the 2020 Ability summer internship are currently being accepted here through December 31, 2019. Click this link or visit the “Students & New Grads” portal at buildyourcareer.com to apply.

NNS Summer Interns In the News:

Pictured: NNS summer interns aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) for an intern appreciation celebration.

Co-ops at NNS

Co-op programs give college students the opportunity to combine the knowledge learned in the classroom with practical work experience. By gaining valuable work experience in Co-op programs, participants are able to better evaluate their future career opportunities. Co-op assignments are based on a candidates goals, company needs, and are posted to the Careers site in the Students & New Graduates portal intermittently throughout the year.

Current NNS Co-ops

Part-Time Business Management Co-op

  • This co-op is up to 20 hours per week and is completed while attending school.
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Part-Time Designer Co-op

  • This co-op is up to 20 hours per week and is completed while attending school.
  • For students in an Associate’s program
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Part-Time Engineering Co-op

  • This co-op is up to 20 hours per week and is completed while attending school.
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Part-Time Quality Engineering Co-op

  • This co-op is up to 20 hours per week and is completed while attending school.
  • For college Sophomores & Juniors
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Full-Time Engineering Co-op

  • This co-op is full-time, 40 hours per week.
  • Three semesters are required. Two can be during summer. At least one semester will be completed during fall or spring school semesters.
  • Housing options are offered.
  • These co-ops are posted as needed for “hard to fill” positions.
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Part-Time IT Co-op

  • This co-op is up to 20 hours per week and is completed while attending school.
  • For college Sophomores & Juniors
  • Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. Search the Students & New Graduates portal at buildyourcareer.com for our current student openings.

Additional Programs at NNS

In addition to college internships and co-ops, Newport News Shipbuilding offers:

  • eShip/iShip, a summer internship program for graduating high school seniors
  • Teacher Internship
  • Trades Internship
  • Marine Skilled Training Programs (view video to learn more)

These programs are posted as needed. Keep an eye on buildyourcareer.com for the applications.

 Pictured: NNS summer intern celebrating a successful internship at an intern appreciation event.