Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security, and Preparedness (HRA/OSP)
Pathways Internship Program
The Pathways Internship Program allows students to join VA in career positions that emphasize long-term training and development. You can find all available VA Pathways Internship positions through USAJOBS Student Jobs. If you are a current Pathways Intern, visit Pathways at VA for information and resources that can help you throughout your internship.
Pathways internships are open to current students who are legally permitted to work in the U.S. To be eligible, you must also be enrolled in an accredited high school; college (including four-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, or trade school; advanced degree program; or other qualifying educational institution, pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. For more information on eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, review the VA Pathways Program Requirements.
Pathways internship qualifications vary by career field. Specific qualifications can be found on each Pathways opening on USAJOBS Student Jobs.
General Training and Developmental Experiences
Pathways Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable training and work experience during their internships. Through Pathways Internships, students have the opportunity to learn about various career paths, earn a competitive salary while continuing their educations, and contribute to the larger mission of VA in a meaningful way. Participants in the Pathways Internship Program who successfully complete internship requirements may also be eligible for conversion to a full-time position. For a complete list of program and conversion requirements, review the VA Pathways Program Requirements.
You can find VA Pathways application information by searching for available VA Pathways positions on USAJOBS (keyword: “Pathways”).