Department of Veteran Affairs Paid and Non-Paid Internship Programs

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Nevada County partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to host veterans both as college students under the VA Work-study program and Non-Paid Veterans Work Experience. Nevada County develops custom made to order Veterans internships to meet your career aspirations.

Veteran “Student” Paid Internships 

Veterans work-study program can help students earn money who are enrolled in a college, a vocational school, or professional training program. The VA Work-Study Allowance Program offers an additional non-taxable allowance to students in return for performing VA-related activities. It serves as a supplemental VA education benefit and often provides the additional funding that allows a student to pursue and accomplish educational goals. Our Work-Study participants work in the County assisting other veterans to gain work experience. Visit the CalVet VA Work-Study Program page to learn more about eligibility and program benefits

The following positions are available to qualified students who would like to participate in the VA Works-Study Program. To learn more visit our job postings page and search for the following titles:   

        Intern- Veterans Services Office

         Intern- Internship Coordinator

         Intern- Human Resources Front Desk

         Intern- Facility Program Managers Assistant

         Intern- Homeless Outreach Team Member

 Non-Paid Work Experience Program

The VA Non-Paid Work Experience (NPWE) program provides eligible Veterans and Servicemembers with training and practical job experience. This program is ideal for Veterans and Servicemembers who have clear career goals. It’s also beneficial for those who learn well in a hands-on setting and may have had a hard time getting a job due to lack of experience. Visit the VA Non-Paid Work Experience factsheet to learn more about eligibility and benefits. 

To apply for either of these programs start by completing our Internship Inquiry Application

Why Nevada County

Nevada County is a premier destination for current and former Service Members who wish to pursue a career in public service. The Nevada County Human Resources Department offers a variety Military and Veteran programs that are tailored to fit the unique needs of each participant. We work tirelessly to support you every step of the way from your initial inquiry, placement in an internship and ultimately through your potential transition into a permanent position. We want you to succeed and join the growing community of over 50 current and former service members working in Nevada County Government offices. Learn more about Nevada County and what we have to offer current and former Service Members.

Our Prestigious Department of Labor Recognition "HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award"

Nevada County is the only large employer in Northern California with the distinction of the Department of Labor's HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes an organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

The stringent qualifications of the Hire Vets Platinum Award recognition ensure that Nevada County implements the highest standards in our Military and Veterans programs. This is how we make that possible:
  • 10% of Nevada County government employees are Veterans 
  • 85% of Nevada County hired Veteran participants are placed in permanent positions for a minimum of one year 
  • 10% of employees hired by Nevada County in 2020 are Veterans 
  • Dedicated Veterans Services Office Veterans Leadership Program 
  • Additionally, we offer a pay differential/tuition assistance programs and dedicated Human Resources professionals