Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

New Hanover County utilizes volunteers and interns in a variety of capacities. We believe that the partnering between citizens and their local government contributes to the building of a stronger community.


Volunteering is one of the greatest forms of civic engagement and a number of New Hanover County programs and services, as well as community partnerships, would not be possible without the efforts of the remarkable individuals who volunteer their time and services without compensation.

If you would like to volunteer your time to New Hanover County, please click below to see all of the volunteer opportunities available.


With over 25 departments providing a diverse array of services, New Hanover County offers a unique variety of internship opportunities across a number of fields of study. Internships offer students an opportunity to enhance their academic learning by coupling it with real world application of their skills.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with New Hanover County. We appreciate our volunteers’ commitment to public service and their community. Please click on the opportunity you are interested in volunteering for and complete an online application. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please call Human Resources at 798-7178.

View all available volunteer opportunities »

Thank you for you interest in an internship with New Hanover County. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and seek interns who share this same passion.

How does it work?

  • Interns must be currently enrolled in a college, university, educational institution or vocational school or program.
  • Applications must be submitted online
  • Internships are typically unpaid
  • The duration of an internship is usually one semester
  • Flexible schedules can be arranged to accommodate school schedules

View all available internship opportunities »

Human Resources: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7178 • Fax 910-798-7179