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


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

–Abraham Lincoln


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:  The Pathways Internship Program 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:  


Who May Apply: To be eligible for the Pathways Internship program, the individual must have been accepted for enrollment or be enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half time basis (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

This position for a student intern is located in our Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) section, Research Service at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.  NOTE: This position has a NTE date of 1 yr but can be extended so long as funding is available and requirements of the pathways program are met. The incumbent in this position will provide administrative support to Center of Excellence (COE) investigators, the COE Administrative Officer and will have frequent contact with the senior staff of the COE along with other research administrators at the medical center. Specific duties related to the position will include the following:

·        Receives, schedules, refers, and contacts members of the staff, and/or agency as directed.

·        Assist in editing and composing letters and reports.

·        Maintaining departmental manuals, simple databases, and developing standards or form letters.

·        Preparing written descriptions of center projects for the web page or updating the web page with approved text and graphical files.

·        Provides timely and courteous service to external and internal customers.

·        Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people in writing and orally.

·        Ability to use personal computers, automated office equipment such as printers, fax machines, scanners, paper shredders, and variety of computer software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).

·        Ability to plan effectively, set priorities and coordinate activities with established deadlines

Work Schedule: Part time, availability to work 15-30 hours per week. Schedule can be between the hours of 6:00am - 6:00pm. 
Position Description Title/PD#: Student Trainee (Administrative), PD#3007-A 
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Promotion Potential: There is no known promotion potential. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No