VIP Internships for our VIPs
Learn more about the program.
The Veterans’ Internship Program provides paid internships for qualified veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. The internships afford veterans with on‑the‑job training and work experience that will enable them to effectively compete for permanent County positions. Depending on the job, veterans can be hired for a 12 to 24 month on‑the‑job training program in the specialties below. You can click on a specialty to see a detailed description of the position requirement, duties and application requirements.
No experience is required to participate in this program.
Eligible VIP applicants include veterans who have been discharged or released from the Armed Forces of the United States under honorable conditions. Discharged veterans must possess a valid DD214 Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty or other official documents issued by the branch of service.
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Veterans Internship Benefits
Veterans who participate in the internship program will receive the following benefits:
- Competitive salary during the internship
- Medical and dental benefits
- Paid vacation and holidays
- Technical job training and guidance on workplace behavior, competencies, individual responsibilities, and development of occupational skill sets.
Upon successful completion of their internship, veterans will be eligible to compete for permanent County positions.
How to Apply
To apply for the Veterans' Internship Program, simply create a Profile on the Los Angeles County online Job Application system by clicking below. You can search for open positions available through the program and submit an application for those you are interested in.
Veterans' Internship Opportunities
Frequently Asked Questions
How did the Veterans’ Internship Program begin?
Can I apply for more than one Veteran Intern position or specialty?
What benefits are Veteran Interns entitled to?
Will I be required to undergo a background clearance prior to being hired as a Veteran Intern?
Will I be required to take a physical examination prior to being hired?
Are Reservists or members of the National Guard eligible for the VIP?
Will veterans receive preference credits when applying for the VIP?
- During a declared war; or
- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded.
NOTE: Veterans of recent military campaigns, War in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism are also awarded veterans’ preference points.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled, or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. If you are unable to provide any documentation at the time of filing, the 10 points will be withheld until such time it is provided.
How can I obtain my DD214?
You can also mail or fax your signed and dated request to the National Personnel Record Center (NPRC) by using the contact information below:
NPRC Mailing Address:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
NPRC Fax Number: (314) 801-9195
Can I select a particular area in Los Angeles County where I would like to work?
What Our Interns Say
“The Veteran Intern Program provided an excellent opportunity for me to use the skills I gained in the military to help Los Angeles County residents in a positive way.”