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Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security, and Preparedness (HRA/OSP)


Workforce Recruitment Program (HCSC)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is strongly committed to the employment of individuals with disabilities, including Veterans and individuals with targeted disabilities. VA strives to be the model employer for individuals with disabilities and meet the Secretary’s three percent hiring goal for individuals with targeted disabilities. In keeping with these efforts, VA participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), a government-wide program co-sponsored by the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor. The goal of the program is to increase the representation of individuals with disabilities, especially severe disabilities, in the Federal and private workforce.

VA recruits WRP interns through the website using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. This is the largest government-wide database of Schedule A eligible candidates. Schedule A, under 5 CFR, 213.3102(u) is an excepted service appointing authority that serves as a critical and efficient tool for hiring individuals with physical, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities. Internships are typically held during spring (March through May) and summer (June through August) months.

Students and recent graduates with disabilities who may be interested in a possible internship at the VA under the WRP should email

VA facilities and offices who are interested in hiring WRP interns should work with their Selective Placement Program Coordinators/Human Resources office, or contact the WRP staff at

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