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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 big post-military careers with limitless possibilities.The Amazon Skillbridge program provides military members who are separating within 180 days of service, with fellowship and apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of different roles at Amazon.The goal of the Skillbridge program is to train and extend full time positions to Skillbridge participants, just in time for their military transition into the civilian sector. Amazon employs more than 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses, including Operations, Sustainability, Alexa, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). 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.
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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. Military Spouse Fellowships are available through a 6-week fellowship program. To be eligible for the program: transitioning service member fellows must be within 180 days of transition from military service at the time of the 12-week program; military spouses need to be accepted to the HOH Military Spouse Fellowship program. 

Amazon Skillbridge Fellowship

The Amazon Global Military Affairs (GMA) team established the Amazon Military SkillBridge through the collaborative efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) by making the company an approved DoD SkillBridge provider. Amazon can now provide military members, who are separating within 180 days of service, with fellowship and apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of different Amazon roles. The goal for GMA 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*


 

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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