Veteran Program


Leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and ingenuity are qualities that are forged and cultivated in the military. One of the major goals for the City of Austin, Human Resource Department – Diversity and Veterans Initiatives Division is to help military veterans and military spouses who showcase those qualities to find meaningful work beyond military service.

Working for the City of Austin you will be a part of a team that works every day to make our city a better place and a great place to work.





Military Veteran and Spouses Talent Network

Join our Military Veterans and Spouses Talent Network to stay connected on City of Austin internships, part-time, and full-time roles.



Veteran Internship Programs

The City of Austin veteran internship program’s goal is to introduce you to the professional governmental industry, build relationships and develop your leadership abilities, strengthen your soft and technical skills. We provide training, flexibility, and opportunities for growth and mobility.





City of Austin is actively partnered with the Fort Hood Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) where we place soldiers in internships during their participation of Fort Hood’s Career Skills Program.


Military Five- Star Employer 


On November 9, 2007, the City of Austin was declared a five-star employer by the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve for its outstanding support of military employees. ESGR is a Department of Defense volunteer organization dedicated to recognizing employers that support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The five-star recognition is the highest honor ESGR can award.

The Five-Star program is designed to help employers put into place practices that assist their employees who serve our nation as Guard or Reserve members while also minimizing or eliminating any potential issues. The program also seeks to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities.

The Five-Star Statement of Support confirms that the City of Austin:

• Promotes training for managers and supervisors to effectively manage its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

• Signed a Statement of Support publicly demonstrating its support for its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

• Reviewed its human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).

• Adopted policies and programs that are “above and beyond” what is required by the USERRA Law.

• Is an advocate for employee service in the National Guard and Reserve and will help to promote the mission of ESGR.