"The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience...
during the last 180 days of service."
"For service members SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas.
For industry partners SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at NO COST."
Featured SkillBridge Opportunities!!
Service members, looking for DoD-authorized SkillBridge opportunities? We want to help you open every door possible!
1. Search "DoD SkillBridge" on LinkedIn Jobs.
2. Search DoD SkillBridge website for all authorized programs.
3. Check the BELOW listing of opportunities shared with 50strong by DoD-authorized employer partners. (DoD-authorized programs - want your roles included in the list? Please see Employer Resources for the easy template!)
4. Participate in 50strong SkillBridgeConnect Info Session(s) & Networking Events below!
These are SkillBridge opportunities that have been shared with 50strong by our employer partners that have DoD-authorized SkillBridge programs.
Please refer to DoD SkillBridge website for a listing of all authorized providers and to each provider for full details.
Interested in establishing your own DoD-authorized SkillBridge program & need some help determining how to get business alignment & set it up?
Have a DoD-authorized SkillBridge program & want some help connecting with service members & installations to build pipelines?
Not ready for your own program but interested in hosting an internship via 50strong or one of our partners?
Employers, interested in DoD SkillBridge participation?
Employer Info Sessions
Join us to hear directly to experts that can offer their best practice approach for internal business alignment, DoD credentialing, service member outreach, screen interviewing, command approvals, training, etc.
To help our employers partners build smart & efficient military talent pipelines that are aligned to workforce needs by leveraging DoD SkillBridge.
To help "normalize" DoD SkillBridge internships for Fortune 500 companies so that they become as commonplace as are university internships.
To enable small/mid-size companies to efficiently participate in DoD SkillBridge opportunities.
We offer custom consulting services to support DoD SkillBridge utilization in three main areas:
Want to establish your own DoD-authorized SkillBridge program? Wonderful, 50strong wants to support your efforts! Start by reviewing all employer info on the DoD SkillBridge website and submitting your interest. Then consider attending one of our 50strong SkillBridgeConnect Q&A info sessions. Need more dedicated consulting support for internal business alignment, program setup, DoD credentialing and best-practice collaboration with other employers? 50strong wants to help! Please let us know below.
Service Member Outreach
Also we're kicking off a 50strong SkillBridgeConnect virtual networking/recruiting series soon! These are multi-employer sessions and will be held either bi-weekly or monthly. We have a "pilot" on Nov 4 and will leverage learning from this event to inform the 2021 50strong SkillBridgeConnect series. Interested in participating? Let us know below!
For those organizations that may not be ready or don't have the resources to establish their own SkillBridge program yet, we may be help by getting you started as a 50strong Intern employer host. Note: 50strong and DoD signed a Memorandum of Understanding for SkillBridge authorization in June 2020.
50strong works with our employer partners collaboratively to identify SkillBridge-appropriate roles that provide high probability of long-term full-time employment opportunities post-military. The employer partner hosts the service member in an industry environment that ensures significant exposure to civilian employment work experience & learning opportunities. SkillBridge participants work ~37 hours/week in the employer’s environment and on timing that is mutually agreeable for the employer and the service member.
50strong’s goal is to support full-time employment opportunities post-military. Prior to opening any role with any host employer, 50strong works with our host employers on the following:
To determine if there is a resourced, full-time employment pathway for the SkillBridge opportunity
To guarantee that each SkillBridge candidate will have the opportunity to interview for the full-time opportunity prior to the end of the SkillBridge training as along as they meet all requirements
To ensure that each host employer can identify an internal mentor that can support their employment transition journey.
To ensure that each host employer is willing to champion and support the below career readiness training provided by 50strong during the SkillBridge window in the event that full-time employment at the host employer is not achieved.
In order to ensure each 50strong SkillBridge candidate is able to navigate their own civilian job search and to help drive toward full-time employment outcomes - either at the host employer or elsewhere if full-time employment at the host employer is not achieved - each 50strong SkillBridge intern is expected to participate in 50strong career readiness training, including:
90 minutes/week participation in 50strong EmployerConnect virtual training series, For participants, the approach will provide cross-industry civilian employment training & exposure and networking with a variety of military-ready employers that is applicable for any service member, military spouse or student veteran transitioning into civilian work to leverage and apply toward their post-military job search.
2 hours/month group networking with 50strong staff, 50strong industry mentors, and other 50strong interns.
1 hour/week individual networking with industry mentors - either via Veterati, direct referrals by 50strong or any other mentoring/networking event.
Note: All SkillBridge candidates are highly encouraged to pursue all learning & networking options during this SkillBridge participation.
Or if we don't have capacity, we can refer you to one of our partner 3rd-party SkillBridge internship placement partners if our bandwidth can't accommodate your timing!
Want to chat with the 50strong team? Have quick questions we can help answer?
50strong wants to support employers in their SkillBridge participation. While we do offer strategic consulting and SkillBridge hosting, we're finding that many employers simply value an opportunity to ask quick questions that may be easily answered.
While we may not have the bandwidth to do 1:1 meetings with every employer or HR partner, we do want to support all employers.
These meetings will include ~10 minutes of overview followed by up to 20 minutes of open Q&A with the 50strong team.
These are casual and limited to small groups of no more than 15 employers.