Each year over 200,000 service members transition out of the military. This map provides some useful state-specific data reflecting the total number of personnel who are projected to separate from a given state.
The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for active-duty service members to gain valuable civilian work experience with DOI during their last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects service members with DOI components in real-world job experiences. DOI welcomes SkillBridge participants for separating service members. There are various internship opportunities at DOI in a variety of fields.
SkillBridge is a great opportunity for transitioning service members to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable federal government work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the workplace.
Any rank, enlisted or officer, may apply for SkillBridge. SkillBridge permits Service members to use up to the last 180 days of Service to train and learn with DOI. During SkillBridge participation, Service members continue to receive military compensation and remain covered by their military benefits. Release for SkillBridge is always mission-dependent and your unit Commander must authorize participation prior to entering into any agreement with interested industry employment partners.
Disclaimer: SkillBridge Intern participants are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the SkillBridge opportunity simply by virtue of completing the SkillBridge Intern program. Veterans entitled to veteran preference that meet the criteria for non-competitive hiring authorities may be offered a non-competitive job offer upon completion of the program.
For Transitioning Service Members:
Additional resources can be found at https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/resources.htm
If you require specific technical SkillBridge assistance, please email DoDSkillBridgeAssistanceCenter@livehelpnow.net