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'ABILITY' Summer Intern


Newport News, Virginia, United States

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding offers the ‘Ability’ Summer Internship Program to provide an opportunity for disabled college students to receive valuable on the job training and work experience in technical or administrative positions and provide the opportunity to possibly gain future full time employment. Students will have the opportunity to work 30 hours a week for 8 consecutive weeks during the summer months on a variety of assignments related to their major. Applications will be accepted until November 29, 2020. Both telework and onsite internships options may be available. Some engineering, technical, and waterfront positions may require the ability to physically access a wide variety of work sites, including those aboard ships under various stages of construction or overhaul, including the use of vertical and inclined ladders, and may involve limited kneeling, stooping, standing, etc. Applicants must upload a copy of their unofficial transcripts to be considered. Applicants may be disqualified if unofficial transcript is not provided.  

Basic Qualifications


1. Must have a documented disability
(Letter from college/university disability services stating participation in the program required)


2. Be enrolled in a  STEM-related degree program that supports the company’s business requirements. Typically in the following areas: • Computer Science, Engineering (must be ABET accredited) and Information Technology


3. Have attended a college or university and completed at least one year of course work by May 2021 


4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (unofficial transcripts will be required)  


5. Attend a college/university (undergraduate or graduate program) in the fall following the internship


6. Successfully complete a criminal background investigation and a hair follicle drug screen


7. Work a 30-hour work week for 8 weeks during the summer 


Preferred Qualifications

Preference is given to uprising Juniors and Seniors

Req ID: 183 

Posting Expiration Date:  

Travel Required: No 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: Some College 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  


Company Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.