County Offices, Libraries, and Blackburn Construction/Demolition Landfill will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day.
Blackburn Sanitary Landfill and Convenience Centers will remain open.
Catawba County Parks (Bakers Mtn, Riverbend, St. Stephens) will remain open for your enjoyment.


Contact Information

  • Cynthia Eades
  • (828) 465-8383
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:25 Government Drive Newton, NC 28658

Internship Opportunities

Paid and unpaid internships are offered throughout the year. Because we provide a variety of services across many different fields of work, internships are managed according to each department’s needs. County departments listed below most commonly host interns. Criminal background and drug screening checks will be required for internships (not including high school interns).

Two types of internships are offered:

  1. Unpaid internships offered year-round for college students interested in Law, in association with the student’s university for college credit
  2. Paid summer law clerk positions for students who have completed their first or second year of law school

Email Debra Bechtel or call (828) 465-8319.

Offers unpaid internships for college and graduate students interested in Library Science. Email Siobhan Loendorf or call (828) 465-8292.

Information and application available at Public Health’s Internship webpage .

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office offers unpaid internships for college students studying Criminal Justice or a related field. Contact the front desk at the Sheriff’s Office to pick up an application packet or call (828) 464-5241. Students seeking internships must provide a contract between their respective college and the Sheriff’s Office before beginning the internship.

The Sheriff’s Office also works with Catawba County Schools to offer internships for high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in law enforcement. Students interested in this internship program should contact their school counselors for more information.

For additional information about internships, contact Sgt. Eric Page or call (828) 465-8278.

Internship opportunities available throughout the year in Family and Children’s Services or Adult Services for students working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social Work, or 4-year degree in Human Services. Programs include poverty prevention, school social work, child and family mental health services, protective services for children, protective services for adults, serving adults with disabilities, serving as a legal guardian for adults, long-term care services for adults and senior nutrition. If interested, email your resume including area of interest to Lindsay Mitchelland complete an internship application at Social Services Internship Application.

Internship opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, chemistry, biology or a related field. Email Jack Chandler or call (828) 465-8940.

If you are interested in learning about internship opportunities in other departments, email Angie Triplett or call (828) 465–8265.