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SkillBridge

Interested in becoming a DoD SkillBridge Intern? We ARE what you’re looking for…see below for more information and how to apply!

Overview

Because as a transitioning service member you can still get paid by the DoD while gaining certification & skills training, on-the-job-training (OJT), and experience by industry experts. Vets2PM trains you on hot industry certifications, and our host partners provide OJT – giving you the opportunity to gain valuable civilian work experience before you transition!

We understand you and your goals!

Validating your experience and training in the minds of hiring managers is important. We have helped thousands of people through career transitions and we can help you too. We don’t stop at training like most other outfits, we are the complete package of preparation and placement.

Also, we are not just a one-trick pony, we can get you training in Project Management, Cyber/IT, General Management, and much more!

Getting Started

Step 1: Review the pipeline options and complete SkillBridge Interest Form. NOTE: Scroll to the top of this page to see if there were form errors.

Step 2: Check your email for acknowledgment and best practices for success.

Step 3: Apply to one or multiple internships on our job board for DoD SkillBridge opportunities. Vets2PM will try to match you with a host partner based on your application and our matching process.

Step 4: If our host partner is interested in interviewing you, we will reach out to schedule an interview and if selected we will provide you with all the information you need for command approval.

Step 5: Once you achieve command approval send us your signed approval form immediately. Nothing happens until we have this signed approval form.

Step 6: We will reach out two weeks before your start date with onboarding action items and throughout the entire internship.

Pipeline Information

Project Management Pipeline

The idea is to transform you into a “Multi-Purpose Project Manager” (MPPM) that has both predictive and agile certifications and experience. You will earn multiple certifications (PMP, PSM, etc.) to validate you in the minds of hiring managers. Next, we provide on-the-job-training (OJT) to fulfill the experienced project manager hurdle.

  1. A 4-year degree
  2. 36 months experience leading projects, i.e. missions or exercises
  3. 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification (our training meets these requirements)

— OR —

  1. A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
  2. 60 months leading projects, i.e. missions or exercises
  3. 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

That is the best part, wait for it, wait for it, it is FREE! Well, it is free to the transitioning service member through the DoD SkillBridge program and contributing corporate America contributions.

IT/Cyber Professional Pipeline

The concept is to train to industry hot certifications that make 8570/8140 compliant and provide you the technical experience in the positions you want to get hired in, hopefully with your host company. No more, “sorry, you have the talent we want just not the technical training” routine! This is a skills training internship to prepare you for entry level (or above) IT / Cyber career, making you a job candidate with your host company. You will have unlimited access to all the training modules you can fit in during this internship. We will  introduce you to additional non-SkillBridge resources including Vet Tec and the use of GI Bill to cover certification exams.

  1. The capability to obtain at least CompTIA’s Sec+ certification
  2. Experience or serious interest in IT/Cybersecurity career field
  3. A current DoD security clearance
  4. The ability to manage your own schedule while working in a self-paced environment with guidance from Vets2PM and our host partner
  5. To be accepted into this internship you must be a fit for a potential hire with your host company after the internship. You will interview with the host company before being selected to discuss future career goals and potential match with company opportunities.

Note: If you have all of the above, you are eligible! If you have certifications already, this is the opportunity to train for advanced certifications for your chosen career path.

That is the best part, wait for it, wait for it, it is FREE! Well, it is free to the transitioning service member through the DoD SkillBridge program and contributing corporate America contributions.

General Management Pipeline

The mission is to provide general management fundamentals by learning to speak the language of management fluently. You will earn the internationally recognized Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) Certified Manager (CM) certification. You will be able to prove and apply your general business expertise during your internship, job interviews, on-the-job, and while running your own business.

  1. High school diploma
  2. Military service or a few years of management experience

Note: If you have all of the above, you are eligible!

That is the best part, wait for it, wait for it, it is FREE! Well, it is free to the transitioning service member through the DoD SkillBridge program and contributing corporate America contributions.

HR Pipeline

The mission is to provide HR management on-the-job training (OJT) and an internationally recognized certification. During the program, the goals are for you to earn an Associate Professional in Human Resources (“aPHR”) certification from HRCI and use your skills as an HR professional in a civilian operated company.

  1. NONE! You qualify.Associate Professional in Human Resources®️ (aPHR®️) Educational experience is not required. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential. This is the perfect program for recent college graduates, armed services men and women making the transition to civilian life, professionals seeking a career transition into the HR field, or non-HR managers who manage people.

That is the best part, wait for it, wait for it, it is FREE! Well, it is free to the transitioning service member through the DoD SkillBridge program and contributing corporate America contributions.

Skillbridge Interest Form

Testimonials

Here’s What Our SkillBridge Residents (Interns) Say

Our Process

1. Veteran Inspiration

You have in-demand skills civilian employers need. You just need some inspiration and translation because you might not know how your current skills apply.

2. Get Certified & Credentialed

We use our decades of experience in developing, managing, and sourcing world-class training to ensure successful and in-demand certifications employers and civilian organizations need and want. Let us handle the research for you. If we don’t develop it, we find it.

3. Civilian Professional Development

It is important to walk, talk, and look professional in ways civilian organizations understand. They don’t get deployments, TDYs, or PCSs but We do! Certifications are good but you need a great resume, social profile, and interview skills to get the job, we can help.

4. Lifetime Placement Services

We proudly provide a lifetime of placement services with our proprietary, cultivated, and curated database we call “PurpleX.” Psst. joining this database is free! Click “Learn More” below to add yourself by clicking the register tab and filling in your information.

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