Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1046236

OUR MISSION: 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?1046236

This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program.  The 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.  For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit

This vacancy announcement is not accepting online applications. Interested applicants please see schedule/locations below where a VISN 22 representative will be accepting applications


Claremont Graduate University: February 18, 2014, 4:00PM-6:00PM. CGU Campus School of Community & Global Health 2nd Floor Large Conference Room

University of California- Irvine: February 20, 2014, 11:00AM-12:00PM UCI Campus- Social Ecology 1 Building, Room 138.

California State University- Long Beach: February 21, 2014, 9:00am-10am CSULB Campus-HHS1- 100.

University of California- Los Angeles: February 21, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm UCLA Campus- Friedman 12-407 MDCC Room.

University of Southern California: February 21, 2014: 11:30AM-1:00pm. USC Campus - 307 RGL Building.

California State University- Northridge: March 4, 2014: 2:00pm-4:00pm. Room JD 2528.

San Diego State University: March 5, 2014: 12:00 noon to 2:00PM. Hepner Hall, Room 132.

VHA's Administrative Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) supplements the didactic component of health services administration graduate programs with opportunities for applying knowledge gained through coursework. Through this program, VA provides in-hospital experiences for students receiving their master's degree in the health care management/administration field.

During the experience, the resident/fellow will rotate through various departments of the five medical centers located within the Network. The resident/fellow will also have opportunities to complete rotations through other components of the health system offering access to academically-affiliated medical centers, community-based outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, domiciliaries, long-term care services, electronic health record system, research centers, telehealth programs, and/or external rotations (such as Veterans Benefits Administration, or a neighboring non-VA health care facility). After completing these rotations, the resident/fellow will complete a diverse range of management tasks and projects in the resident's/fellow's areas of interest, as well as in areas of the organization's needs. These assignments are an integral part of the residency/fellowship aimed at equipping the resident/fellow with the necessary competencies of an effective healthcare administrator. Areas of interest that may be explored include (but are not limited to): operations management, project management, finance management, quality management, information systems management, medical management, human resources management and research administration. The incumbent will report to the Network Operations Officer, and will be precepted by the Network Director. The incumbent will also work closely with the other officials in the healthcare system and the senior leadership teams at the Five VA medical centers within the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. The incumbent will have the opportunity to attend senior management and network executive board meetings, morning reports, conferences, and more.

***This position is in the Excepted Service and is expected to last one year. Upon completion of the Pathways requirements incumbent may be converted to a permanent (career/career-conditional) or term position. Conversion is not guranteed***

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No