Fauquier County

Senior Government Internship

Categories: Fauquier County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016


Fauquier County has added a new elective for its high school seniors in History and Social Science that provides an opportunity to intern with local government agencies. Students have been placed as interns with the Board of Supervisors, Economic Development, Community Development, the Airport, Social Services, the Historical Society, Environmental Services and Soil Conservation. Seniors work with their agency department heads to develop a project that must have a positive impact on the community. Interns must present these projects to a community audience at the end of the school term. Interns also study leadership styles and agency operation. Projects completed by interns include adding a historical exhibit to the “Old Jail” Museum and proposing an “Eco Fair” for businesses. Several interns have been offered opportunities beyond their placements because of their success. Student feedback includes “this was the best experience I could have ever asked for in high school.”


Amy Acors
Supervisor, History and Social Science