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Internships and fellowships

VA New Jersey health care provides training programs for students at the college, university, and postgraduate levels. Explore our training programs to find out about how we can help you start your career as a health care professional.

Internships and fellowships

Choosing an internship, residency, or fellowship program is a big decision. VA New Jersey Healthcare System offers training programs for university and postgraduate students. Let us help you develop your career as a health care professional while you serve today’s Veterans.

Training for health care professionals

The VA New Jersey Healthcare System partners with several colleges, universities, and medical schools in New Jersey and the surrounding area to offer a wide variety of educational and training experiences.

Each year we partner with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Hackensack Meridian Medical School to train more than 750 medical students, interns, and residents in diverse medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.



Learn more about our training programs

To apply for an internship, residency, or fellowship, or to ask about a program not listed here, contact one of our program coordinators. Our programs include:

Training programs in:

  • Social Work
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Optometry

If we hire you for an unpaid position, you must complete our mandatory training for Without Compensation (WOC) staff. 

Training for associated health care professionals

You can train at VANJHCS for your career in an associated health care profession. We have ongoing training programs and partnerships with many colleges and universities across the United States. Our nursing student affiliations include Rutgers University, Essex County College, City University of New York (CUNY), State University of New York, Kean University, and many other colleges and universities nationwide. 

Our training programs

  • Audiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational and physical rehabilitation
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social work

Learn more about our associated health programs

To find out more about our associated health care programs, or to ask about a program not listed here, please contact our Office of Education:

VA New Jersey Health Care System
385 Tremont Avenue 

East Orange, New Jersey 07018
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT
Phone x20-1912