Sum­mer Intern­ships; Co-​op Pro­grams; Appren­tice Pro­grams; and Career Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Expe­ri­enced Pro­fes­sion­als in the Ship­build­ing Industry


Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries (HII) designs, builds and main­tains nuclear and non-​nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and pro­vides after-​market ser­vices for mil­i­tary ships around the globe. For more than a cen­tury, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other US naval ship­builder. Its pri­mary busi­ness divi­sions are New­port News Ship­build­ing and Ingalls Shipbuilding.

New­port News Ship­build­ing (NNS) is a divi­sion of Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries and the US’a sole-​industrial designer, builder and refu­eler of nuclear-​powered air­craft car­ri­ers and one of the only two ship­yards capa­ble of design­ing and build­ing nuclear-​powered sub­marines. Ingalls Ship­build­ing (IS) is a divi­sion of Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries and has pio­neered the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of tech­no­log­i­cally advanced, highly capa­ble war­ships for the sur­face Navy fleet, US Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and for­eign and com­mer­cial customers.

Employ­ing nearly 38,000 in Vir­ginia, Mis­sis­sippi, Louisiana and Cal­i­for­nia, HI is one of the largest employ­ers to these states. Career in ship­build­ing is a remark­able oppor­tu­nity for any­one who is inter­ested in this vast field. Launch a nuclear-​powered sub­ma­rine. Deliver the nation’s newest National Secu­rity Cut­ter to the US Coast Guard. Repair and mod­ern­ize air­craft car­ri­ers for the US Navy. These are just a few of the suc­cesses Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries employ­ees work toward every day.

HUNTINGTON INGALLS Career Opportunities

Ship­build­ing Appren­tice Programs

  • Ingalls Ship­build­ing Appren­tice Pro­gram: If you are selected for the Appren­tice­ship Pro­gram, we will pro­vide you the oppor­tu­nity and the train­ing required for you to suc­ceed. You will earn excel­lent wages, while par­tic­i­pat­ing in a very intense train­ing pro­gram to pre­pare you for your new career and pro­vide you the knowl­edge to be pro­duc­tive in your new craft. Dur­ing your devel­op­ment, you will attend the local Com­mu­nity Col­lege and take courses in related stud­ies that help earn col­lege cred­its toward an Asso­ciates Degree. This allows you to receive an edu­ca­tion, build work ethic, gain expe­ri­ence and develop into a world class jour­ney­man mechanic. You will achieve all this while work­ing along­side some of the most skilled crafts­men in the world. More Infor­ma­tion at this sec­tion - Ingalls Ship­build­ing Appren­tice Program
  • New­port News Appren­tice Pro­gram: The New­port News Appren­tice School is an edu­ca­tional and career oppor­tu­nity unlike any other. It pro­vides high qual­ity, com­pre­hen­sive 4 and 5-​year appren­tice pro­grams for stu­dents inter­ested in ship­build­ing careers. Since 1919, the pro­grams have pro­duced over 9,000 grad­u­ates in sup­port of the oper­a­tional needs of New­port News Ship­build­ing. More Infor­ma­tion at this sec­tion - New­port News Appren­tice Program

Col­lege Students

  • Sum­mer Intern­ship Pro­gram: Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries (HII) offers a sum­mer intern­ship pro­gram that pro­vides mean­ing­ful sum­mer employ­ment to col­lege stu­dents enrolled in degree pro­grams that match the company’s needs. Par­tic­i­pants will work full-​time, 40-​hours per week, for 10 weeks dur­ing the sum­mer months. HII con­sid­ers its sum­mer intern­ship pro­gram a vital pipeline for fuel­ing pro­fes­sional tal­ent. The appli­ca­tion period starts in early Decem­ber through mid-​February. The pro­gram is for US Cit­i­zens with min­i­mum 3.0 GPA (based on 4.0 scale).
  • Co-​op Oppor­tu­ni­ties: : Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries (HII) Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion (Co-​op) pro­grams give col­lege stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to com­bine the knowl­edge learned in the class­room with prac­ti­cal work expe­ri­ence. By gain­ing valu­able work expe­ri­ence in Co-​op pro­grams, par­tic­i­pants are able to bet­ter eval­u­ate their future career oppor­tu­ni­ties. Ingalls Ship­build­ing offers Co-​op pro­grams are with var­i­ous Engi­neer­ing Orga­ni­za­tions; and New­port News Ship­build­ing offers Co-​op pro­grams are in Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Solu­tions & Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment. The pro­grams are for US Cit­i­zens with min­i­mum 3.0 GPA (based on 4.0 scale). Area of study must be directly related to work per­formed in hir­ing area.

Expe­ri­enced Professionals

Can­di­dates (not cur­rently employed by HII) who have expe­ri­ence and are look­ing for a new and excit­ing oppor­tu­nity at Hunt­ing­ton Ingalls Indus­tries; and For can­di­dates (not cur­rently employed by HII) look­ing for hourly, man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­duc­tion, or trades; can find sev­eral oppor­tu­ni­ties at the career web­site of HI from time to time in fol­low­ing areas:

  • Inter­na­tional Operations
  • New Busi­ness Initiatives
  • Advanced Devel­op­ment and Planning
  • Assem­bly
  • Busi­ness
  • Con­sult­ing
  • Con­tract and Pricing
  • Designer/​Drafter
  • Engineering/​Product Development
  • Logis­tics
  • Man­u­fac­tur­ing
  • Procurement/​Purchasing
  • Research and Development
  • Sup­ply Chain Management
  • Tech­ni­cal Services/​Operations
  • Trades
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