The Fayetteville VA Medical Center has several paid internship positions available for college students this summer, but the application deadline is noon on March 7.
The internship positions are for two graduate students in a Master of Science program in healthcare administration and one undergraduate position for a Baccalaureate of Science program for an organizational communication major. Salaries will be paid at the GS-7 level for graduate students and at the GS-5 level for the undergraduate student.
The interns will be based in the office of the medical center director but will rotate to other areas of the medical center with individual growth and learning opportunities considered in the rotations. The internship has three components - process and systems improvement, organizational stewardship and operational rotations.
Students accepted for these positions will have the chance to gain practical experience in the process of becoming a part of the next generation of healthcare talent for the Veterans Health Administration. The intent is for the students to have a meaningful experience in the VA with the possibility of leading to permanent part-time employment.
While the start dates are still to be determined, the program will last 10 weeks. Each intern will report to an assigned preceptor and have specific responsibilities with defined objectives and goals. Preceptors will also work with the interns the entire summer to assist with career advice, skill development and business etiquette.
Applicants are invited to submit requests for consideration to Vivian.Segarra@va.gov on or before noon Monday, March 7, 2011. Requests will be reviewed for approval and evaluated by a selection panel.
Applicants will be informed of their status the week of March 14, 2011.
Please contact Vivian Segarra, chief of Learning Resources at (910) 482-5177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and to RSVP.