The City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Department offers (virtual, as needed) Spring and Summer internships. 

The City Winston-Salem Human Relations Department Internship Program is to provide a professional, hands-on opportunity to learn, develop, and apply independent and team-oriented planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating skills. Interns will experience working with community stakeholders and the public in the areas of fair housing law and investigations; landlord-tenant mediation; and cultural relations.

Internship Requirements

  • University coursework related to human relations areas, including political science, social work, law, gender studies, or foreign languages 
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Complete a City of Winston-Salem application
  • Able to pass background check and drug test
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required.
  • Have a valid driver license and reliable transportation

 Internship Details

  • Internships are unpaid (unless otherwise stated for graduate students)
  • Academic internship requirements must be submitted, if selected for an interview
  • Internship hours vary based on academic requirements
  • Completion of minimum 10 hours of weekly internship hours 
  • Paid graduate student interns seeking a practicum must have a university/college academic advisor contact the department’s director on their behalf.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted, according to the timeline below, to allow sufficient time for the hiring process. If a deadline has passed, there are no guarantees that an internship opportunity can be offered:

Unpaid undergraduate student internship requests should be received by: 

  • Spring Internship:                       December 1
  • Summer Internship:                    May1
  • Fall Internship:                            August 1 

Paid graduate student internship requests should be received by: 

  • Spring Internship:                     November 15
  • Summer Internship:                  April 15
  • Fall Internship:                          July 15


Contact internship coordinators with additional questions:

For information about internships offered by other departments, visit Winston-Salem’s Internships page.