The Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Technical Career Field program has been in place for the past 25 to 30 years. The goal of the program is to provide succession planning for replacing senior engineering personnel who will retire in the next several years. Part of this effort is the technical intern program that targets graduate engineers who have exceptional technical skills who can be put to use in an advanced technical position within the VHA system. In addition to engineering, the program offers opportunities for safety, industrial hygiene, prosthetics, human resources, information technology, and executive administration.
Biomedical Engineer Trainee, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, TX