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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)


Interested Candidates

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Each year, candidates for the Acquisition Internship Program are recruited and hired by contracting organizations across VA, known as a Participating Acquisition Organization (PAO). Once the candidate is hired by a PAO, the employee is sent to Frederick, MD, via Government travel orders to receive blocks of academy-based training.

Requirements for consideration

  • Sign a Continuing Service Agreement (CSA)
  • Travel to Frederick Maryland to complete all required academy based training


Candidates for the program must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university to be considered. They must also not have completed more than 2 of the FAC-C Level I or II certification courses, as this intern program is targeted at brand new contract specialists.

How to Apply

Like all Federal employment opportunities, intern positions are posted on USA jobs. Once the position is posted, interested candidates can apply and submit their application at USA jobs. In the meantime, candidates can create a saved job search to receive email notifications regarding job announcements. The most qualified candidates are referred to the hiring organizations for consideration to be interviewed for a position with the participating organization, and participation in AIP.