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Craftsman Internship Requirements - Summer 2013

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) offers a summer internship program that provides meaningful employment to college students enrolled in degree programs that match the company's needs. Participants will work full-time, 40-hours per week, for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months. HII considers its internship program a vital pipeline for fueling professional talent.

In order to qualify for the Summer Intern Program, the applicant must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age before the start of the summer intern program (Mid-May) and a US Citizen. 
  • Be enrolled in an Associate degree program that supports the company’s shipyard industry (Electrician, Machinist, Metal Fabrication, Welder, Fitter, Rigger, Pipefitter, Coating).   Typically in the following areas: • Electronics/Electrical Technology• Machining Technology•  Welding Technology •  Building Construction • Industrial Technology • Automotive • HVAC • Heavy Equipment • Collision Repair/Refinishing • Manufacturing Technology.
  • Currently attending a 2 year community college pursing an Associate degree. 
  • Should have already completed 1 year of the program and have a pending graduation date of Spring 2014. 
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Official transcripts will be required). 
  • Attend a community college full-time in the fall following the internship. 
  • Successfully complete a criminal background investigation, physical and a hair follicle drug screen. 
  • Work a 40-hour work week for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer.  
  • Work a 1st shift (7:00-3:30pm) or 2nd shift (3:30pm-12:00am) 

If you are interested in “BUILDING YOUR CAREER” at Newport News Shipbuilding:

  • Please log on the web at
  • Click “Apply Today” and select “Student & New Graduate”
  • Click “Search Openings” and search for “Summer Intern” or Requisition ID #
  • Click “Apply to Job” and sign in if you have already created a username and password or select “Create a Login”
  • Create or update your profile and include your resume with ALL of the following information listed below:
  • School Name
  • Degree Program & Major
  • Anticipated Graduation Date
  • Current Academic Level (such as junior, senior, grad school)
  • Overall GPA – based on a 4.0 scale
  • List of relatives (if applicable) employed at Newport News Shipbuilding

***Application Period: Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, February 8, 2013***

For additional information, contact:

Career and Employment Services

1700 College Crescent, Princess Anne Building, Room A-105

Virginia Beach, VA  23453 

Office Number: (757) 822-7228

Web Site: