Veterans Affairs

Business Staffing of America, Inc. in conjunction with The Zion Group, Inc. has been contracted to identify, recruit, and hire interns for an 10-week program for the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The job positions are located in various states to include: AR, AZ, CA, DC, FL, IN, LA, MN, MO, NY, OH.

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The objectives of the VA NDIP are to:

(1) Attract diverse groups of individuals to VA related career fields.

(2) Enable post-secondary institution students to supplement their academic course work with work experiences in VA offices/facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the VA’s regional and field units throughout the United States and its territories.

(3) Provide interns with an overview of VA mission careers.

(4) Support the goals and objectives of the Executive Orders (EOs) and VA’s Human Resource Directorate HCIP initiatives with regard to educational enrichment and outreach activities.

VA Offices and medical facilities provide students an opportunity to intern in a variety of career fields including, but not limited to, medical related fields, human resources, communications, business/finance, contracting, Veterans claims examiner, information technology, cemetery administration, and other occupations in the VA.

BSA Value Proposition to the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Interns Recruitment and Placement:  We are specialists in helping recruit the next generation of diverse Interns and able to recruit diverse student and recent graduates with enthusiasm, talent, and unique perspective.
  • Reduce Barriers in Hiring Process:  We help eliminate barriers (i.e. complex system, documentation requirements, ratings and preferences, etc.)in recruitment faced by college students and recent graduates.
  • Cost Savings: Our proven recruitment process increases the pool on available candidates which reducing your cost by 10 to 20%
  • Improved Reporting: Ability to customize requirements for each agency, and improved reporting features.
  •  Hyper Efficient Processes Creating Hyper Effective people:  We utilize hyper efficient processes that help source/search and hire hyper effective people while reducing time and cost to our clients.
  • On-Boarding Process:  Through on extensive on-board process, we mitigate staffing drawbacks related to excessive costs and learning curves.

Benefits to Our Solution

  • Prevent Staffing and Competency Gaps:  Help the Department of Veterans Affairs prevent loss of key personnel and critical skills and career competency shortages.
  • Provide Difficult Intern Placements: We specialize in providing internship placements in hard-to-find areas which require extensive search, assessment, and background screening especially in rural communities.
  • Access to University Partner Network:   We have access to over 500 nationwide Government's University Partners.  BSA also has our own University Partnerships to provide the highest quality interns possible.

Services We Offer

1.  Program Design:  We provide a customized strategic recruitment plan that will be delivered within the defined timelines with the key demographics components to ensure program execution and success.

2.  Recruitment:  We provide the following:

  • National-wide Online Job Posting
  • Online Application Submittal Process
  • Video Interviews
  • Relationships with over 200 Minority Serving Institutions

3.  Management:  We provide the best on-boarding experience for the interns from Letter of Acceptance, payroll disbursement and policy and procedures.   This would also include weekly status meetings with the interns, surveys, and close out reports. 

4.  Housing and Transportation:  We can offer a turn key solution where we handle all aspects of housing and transportation.  We can also assist interns with self provided housing and transportation options.

Why We're Different

  • Screening Process.  Use of an advanced Tri-Screen Process for locating, and evaluating the strongest candidates.  This helps improve customer satisfaction by up to 20% and reduces turnover.
  • Special Certification.  Certified in Past Behavioral Interviewing which is used successfully by Fortune 500 companies.
  • Candidate Database.  Access to 6,000 prescreened candidates, 18,000 internal database candidates, and access to 100,000 additional candidates.
  • Bi-Lingual.  We can provide bi-lingual professionals. 
  • Difficult Placements.  We can provide hard-to-find placement services.

Past Performance Summary

  • BSA has been in business more than 26 years (established in 1992).
  • BSA has performed more than 250 contracts with more than 100 clients.
  • Our clients have been Government agencies, major corporations, and hospitals.

BSA Clients

  • Department of  Veterans Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Labor