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Military Programs for US Transitioning Service Members

At Amazon, we are excited to offer transitioning service members the opportunity to launch into post-military careers with limitless possibilities. The Amazon Skillbridge program provides military members within 180 days of service separation a diverse array of fellowship and apprenticeship roles. Amazon employs over 40,000 Veterans across a multitude of businesses, including Operations, Sustainment, Devices, Robotics, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The goal of Skillbridge is to train, prepare, and extend full-time positions to servicemembers, providing a smooth transition to the civillian sectior. Amazon pledged to hire over 100,000 U.S. Veterans and military spouses by 2024, building on its commitment to military families after far exceeding its pledge to hire 25,000 by 2021.

Military Fellowship Programs

 

Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

The professional development offered through the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program prepares candidates for a smooth transition into meaningful civilian careers. Active duty service members are matched with Amazon based on their skills and preferences for a 12-week fellowship program. To be eligible for the program: service members must be within 180 days of transition from military service for the duration of the program.

 

Amazon Skillbridge Fellowship

Amazon provides military members, who are separating within 180 days of service, with DOD Skillbridge fellowship and apprenticeship opportunities. The goal for Skillbridge Fellowship Programs is to train and extend full time offers to participants, just in time for their military transition into the civilian sector. *please note, AWS apprenticeships are open to U.S. Veterans and current U.S. Armed Forces including Reserves and National Guard* Want to know what Skillbridge roles might fit you? Click on the Military Skills Translator below to get started.


 

How do I apply for a Fellowship Opportunity?

Apply for an opportunity listed directly if you meet all basic qualifications and timeline expectations or through the HoH Program.

How do I get chain of command approval with my service branch?

Instructions are listed here: https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/how-to-apply.htm

I applied for a Skillbridge opportunity, how long until I hear something?

If you complete the application process and an internal host team is interested in providing a fellowship, you should hear something back within 6 weeks. Please feel free to follow up on a status of an application.

How likely am I to recieve a full time offer at the end of my fellowship?

The goal of the fellowship programs is to train and extend full time positions if available to fellowship participants, just in time for their military transition into the civilian sector.

Why choose Amazon for a fellowship?

Amazon strives to be Earth’s best employer, we strive to retain the best and the brightest and we are committed to helping transitioning servicemembers identify and retain full time positions with Amazon. We offer a variety of all-encompassing, competitive and supportive fellowship roles Amazon wide. Our fellows are supported throughout the entirety of the fellowship process; from the submission of the application all the way through to graduation and beyond with our Military Affinity groups, Mentorship programs, and more.

Where can I find the locations listed for the various opportunities?

Opportunities posted will either be open to the U.S./Virtual/or list out location specifics in the posting We don’t know locations of opportunities until they are confirmed with the host team and posted OR once confirmed to participate in the upcoming cohort.

My base is requiring a MOU to participate in the program, how can I obtain the document?

Once a servicemember is accepted into a fellowship role, the Skillbridge team can assist with any needed documents (ex. MOU, training plan) that Command may require.

What are some examples of fellowship roles?

Fellowship roles vary based on business need and a candidates individual transitioning timeline. Amazon is constantly growing and expanding and new opportunities not listed below are created regularly.

 Examples of previous and current fellowship roles at Amazon include: Program Manager, Product Manager, Financial Analyst, Design Engineer, Threat Intelligence Analyst, System Engineer, Vendor Manager, Recruiter, Satellite Development Tech, IT Support Associate, Business Analyst, Systems Architect, Businesses within Amazon include: Product Management, Consumer, Amazon Robotics, Technology Deployment and Field Support, B2B, Finance, Amazon Legal, Amazon Devices, Amazon Air, Satellite Kuiper, and MORE!

I don’t see an opportunity of interest posted that meets what I’m looking for (timeline, location, etc.), what do I do next?

If you do not see a direct opportunity of interest, you can submit an application for the HoH Corporate Fellowship program that we are a large participant for. You can also begin your full-time search on our primary jobs search page.

Questions? Please email: militaryskillbridge@amazon.com 

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