Employment opportunities for vets in House

Congress and members of the federal government often advocate hiring veterans. With its Wounded Warrior Program, the House of Representatives is practicing what it preaches.

Established to give military personnel opportunities at congressional employment in their State Capitol buildings, the House’s Wounded Warrior Program provides veterans with fellowships that can lead to careers in the House. Specifically, veterans who work in the Wounded Warrior Program get the chance to represent their local representative on inquiries from fellow veterans. While full-time employment is not guaranteed, the program’s two-year fellowships give veterans experience and exposure to the legislative process, ultimately widening their career prospects and transition opportunities. Positions are available in congressional district offices nationwide.

Applicants must have served 30 days active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, and have a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or greater. For more information and to read testimonials, visit the Wounded Warrior Program’s website.