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Transitioning Service Members

to

Civilian Internships

"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!!

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Store Manager, Supply Chain and IT fellowships at multiple locations across the U.S

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REAL ESTATE APPRAISER training

in CA & TX

with full-time employment nationwide

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Technical Recruiter Roles in Phoenix, Seattle, Omaha & San Diego

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HR, Bus Ops, Prop Mgmt, Engineering, Maintenance roles NATIONWIDE

See Below!
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SITE SUPERVISORS in LA, Ontario, Phoenix, Nashville

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Operations and technology roles at locations across the U.S.  

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Project Mgr (San Diego)

& R&D Signal Processing (NY/NJ/CT)

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!

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First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Charlottesville

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Chesapeake

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Chesterfield

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Fairfax

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

Ft Belvoir

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Veteran Services Representative WARTAC

More info

First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Manassas

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Newport News

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Financial Services

Financial Advisor

More info

ADP

Norfolk

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Client Services

Client Services Specialist

More info

ADP

Norfolk

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Client Services

Implementation Specialist

More info

General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works

Norfolk

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Engineering

Engineer - Planning Yard

More info

Home Builders Institute (HBI)

Norfolk

VA

Training/Education

Carpentry & Electrical

Various

More info

L3Harris

Norfolk

VA

Internship as Direct Employment Pathway

Manufacturing

Electrician

More info

Join us at our upcoming Networking events!

Join us to meet directly with SkillBridge-authorized providers (all camera & mics on!) and move easily between breakout rooms hosted by program leads at DoD-authorized SkillBridge providers 

 

Use the above to research their open roles & determine which 3 providers you'd like to meet (we update these as we receive them!)!

You'll get to self-navigate into employer-specific breakout rooms in 20 minute intervals.
 

All videos are enabled to help build relationships.
 

These are casual; please come as you are!


IMPORTANT: Please check to be sure you are running Zoom 5.3.0 or later to leverage the breakout rooms. Need to download latest version of Zoom Meeting client? Click here: https://zoom.us/download

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Wed June 30

Curious about SkillBridge?

Check out info session replays anytime!

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Feb 3:  Info Session

Service Members, join us for a SkillBridge info session + Q&A featuring DoD SkillBridge experts.  This is a great session to attend if you're just getting started to understand how to navigate the various different programs.

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Apr 14:  Info Session

This session covered latest on the DoD SkillBridge programs & the team shared their tips & insight.
We also shared our thoughts on how to help open a new individual opportunity, including two new email templates that we development and validated with civilian recruiters AND biz development pros that know how to open opps for value-add opportunities - language & tone are key.

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Mar 10:  Info Session

Service Members, join us for a SkillBridge info session + Q&A featuring DoD SkillBridge program leaders sharing tips & feedback on what you can do now to make your SkillBridge journey successful. 

 

Employers, interested in SkillBridge participation?

enabling employers = new opportunities for service members!

Business 

Consulting

Interested in establishing your own DoD-authorized SkillBridge program & need some help determining how to get business alignment & set it up? 

Service Member 

Outreach

Have a DoD-authorized SkillBridge program  & want some help connecting with service members & installations to build pipelines?

Internship

Collaboration

Not ready for your own program but interested in hosting an internship via 50strong or one of our partners?

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Employers, interested in participating in DoD SkillBridge? Want to hear best practices from other SkillBridge providers? 

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.

No upcoming events at the moment

Our goals?  

 

  • To help employers 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:

Business Consulting

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 by helping you prevent the "churn".  

 

Service Member Outreach

Already have a DoD-authorized program and need some help with outreach?  Want your roles included in the list above?  Download this template, fill it out and email it to info@50-strong.us.

 

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!

Internship Collaboration

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! 

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