The County of San Diego’s core values mandate that a skilled, competent, diverse workforce be developed and managed. In view of that, departments within the County of San Diego are always looking for the best candidates to fill entry and journey-level positions in a variety of occupations. A significant pool of potential candidates is the Veterans’ community of San Diego County, which has one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the State. This program is designed to afford veterans with on-the-job training and work experience that will enable them to effectively compete for jobs.
This program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in County government. This program is a non-paid internship during which Veteran Interns work as volunteers in an assignment where they obtain work experience through participation in practical job assignments.
Interns are exposed to the responsibilities of County departments that provide services in such critical areas as public health, child welfare, social services, law enforcement, and general government. Veteran Interns receive both technical job training and guidance on workplace behavior, competencies, individual responsibilities, and development of occupational skill sets. Interns are assigned to assist journey or higher-level workers in either clerical or line departments in order to enhance previous job skills or to gain new experience in the support areas of administrative, technical, office/clerical, information technology, skilled craft, or heavy maintenance and operational support.
The veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States under honorable conditions. A valid 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 Credit in competing for regular paid positions at the conclusion of the training period.
Veterans must complete a Volunteer Services/Veteran Internship Program Application and are subject to all requirements and guidelines applicable to volunteers. Veterans can review the list of departments that have established a volunteer program and call the Department Volunteer Coordinator in which they are interested to find out about volunteer openings.
For general questions about the program, contact the Program Administrator, Sarah Confer at (858) 505-6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.