Job Overview



"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."

–Abraham Lincoln


To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.

In Indianapolis, it's so easy to do so much offering big-city amenities in a convenient, easy-to-navigate package wrapped in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
The nation's 13th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 21 million visitors a year.

PATHWAY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.  The Internship provides manager's a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements.  It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion.

CONVERSION: This appointment may be extended until the selectee's education program requirements have been completed, at which time the individual may, at agency's discretion, be converted to a term or permanent appointment.  There is no guarantee for conversion.

Additional Pathways Internship Program information can be found at:  

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


Who May Apply: This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to individuals who have been accepted for enrollment or who are currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

Tour of Duty: Intermittent schedule (Service will work around your class schedule)

Note: Ability to work full time during school holiday and summer breaks

Position Description Title/PD#: Student Trainee (Administrative), #4202

Duties: This position is located in the Systems Redesign Service. As a student trainee for the Systems Redesign Service incumbent will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Chief of Systems Redesign Service, the Administrative Officer, and will have frequent contact with staff of Systems Redesign along with other facility administrators at the VA Medical Center. Other duties include editing letters, composing letters and reports, maintaining departmental manuals, maintaining simple databases to monitor compliance with regulations, and developing standard or form letters and replying to inquires; scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and/or scheduling conferences in support of fellow staff members; providing timely and courteous service to external and internal customers of the VA Medical Center. Work Assignments include specific duties determined by the Systems Redesign Administrative Officer that facilitate a clear understanding of VAMC processes and procedures, student trainee professional goals attainment, and varied other duties that may involve different and unrelated steps, processes, and methods that are not always directly applicable to specific work assignments; therefore, decision regarding what must be done and how to accomplish a task are based on the student trainee's knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies (written and unwritten), and program goals set by the Administrative Officer an other staff members.

Promotion potential: There is no known promotion potential.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorizes for this position.