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Military Spouse Fellowship Program

HOH’s MSFP can help jump-start your career in the industry best suited to your skillset and experience level.

MSFP
Overview
This cutting-edge initiative provides military spouses with professional training, networking, and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. The professional development and direct connection to local employers offered through the program enable military spouses to quickly build their networks and gain localized job experience.
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Program Impact
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Fellowship Hosts
Matching with a Host Company
Fellowship candidates are carefully matched with participating companies based on the specific skills of the candidate and the preferences of both parties. Once matched with a host company, candidates undergo exclusive on-the-job training at their host company, gaining firsthand experience in the private sector. This real-world experience is augmented by weekly educational sessions for the cohort, held in a classroom setting.
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Program Schedule
Gain Experience and Training
The fellowship features a 12-week syllabus. Following program orientation, fellows spend four days per week with their host company and one day in professional development 'huddles'.
Eligibility Requirements
Military Spouse Candidates
The Military Spouse Fellowship Program is open to military spouse candidates and who meet these education and experience requirements:
  • Fellows must be available to attend all classroom sessions and have transportation available.
  • Fellows must be available to work and seeking employment in one of our fellowship locations.
  • Fellows must have earned an associate degree and/or have applicable work experience.
  • Fellows must be a current or previous military spouse.

Flexible Timelines

Applications accepted throughout the year with new opportunities available each month. Resumes of available candidates will be released to host companies on a monthly basis or upon request by employers to allow for maximum flexibility.

Consider attending Amplify prior to submitting your fellowship application. Amplify is an exclusive two-day event that leads a cohort of military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Both in person and virtual sessions are available.

Program Locations

Florida Region
(FL/AL/AK/GA/LA/MS/NC/SC)
Program Manager: Valerie Camacho
Fort Carson Region
(CO/ID/MT/WY)
Program Manager: Sunny Shaffer
Fort Hood Region
(AZ/NV/NM/TX/UT)
Program Manager: Corrine Fitzgerald
JBLM Region
(IL/IA/MI/MN/MO/OR/WA/WI)
Program Manager: Sonia Garza
National Capital Region
(CT/DE/DC/MD/MA/NJ/NY/PA/RI/VA/WV)
Deputy Director: Allison Chamberlayne
San Antonio Region
(KS/ME/NE/NH/ND/OK/SD/VT)
Program Manager: Danielle Lankford
San Diego Region
(AK/CA/HI/IN/KY/OH/TN)
Program Manager: Tracy Steele

The Military Spouse Fellowship Program is available to applicants residing in all 50 U.S. states. Both on-site and remote opportunities are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions
A fellow who demonstrates progress and proves to be a good fit for their host company will have the opportunity to interview for an open position. Fellows will also be able to network with other companies within the fellowship program and interviews may be offered, given the proven track record of a fellow’s success.
The education component of the program provides professional development training for fellows in various skillsets desired by employers, such as project management, influencing without authority, and strategic communications. This specific coursework strengthens their professional knowledge, giving fellows an edge in the civilian job market. At the conclusion of each week, the Military Spouse Fellowship Program hosts a “fellowship huddle” featuring senior-level guest speakers. This engagement allows fellows the opportunity to make meaningful connections with leaders in the private sector, while also learning from corporate experts in key positions. To supplement this learning, fellows have the opportunity to complete a certification track course of their choosing through our partner Simplilearn. View a sample of online certification courses.
The 12 week program is held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fellows attend an initial week of orientation and corporate training followed by 11 weeks of on-the-job training with their selected organization. Corporate training takes place Monday through Thursday with a day of mandatory classroom instruction every Friday. Once your application is received, a fellowship program manager will contact you at the email address you provided. The program manager will offer further details about the program, including any additional application requirements and timelines. If you are not contacted within three business days of your application submission, please contact the program manager in your area to confirm receipt of your application. Contact information for the Military Spouse Fellowship Program Managers can be found by visiting our MSFP page.
Once your application is received, a fellowship program manager will contact you at the email address you provided. The program manager will offer further details about the program, including additional application requirements and timelines. If you are not contacted within three business days of your application submission, please contact the program manager in your area to confirm receipt of your application. Contact information for the Military Spouse Fellowship Program Managers can be found by visiting our MSFP page.
Our Fellows Programs have hundreds of participating companies, including small, medium, and large businesses. Participating employers and companies vary depending on location. Program managers in each area can provide more information about the companies participating in that location.
No, there is no cost associated with program participation for job seekers or employers. The certification training courses offered to fellows are provided by our partner, Simplilearn, at no cost to the service member. Certification exams are not included in the program.
At this time, candidates for our Military Spouse Fellowship program must reside and be seeking work in one of the 50 U.S. states. While our team works continually to engage new employers seeking to hire talent and increase fellowship opportunities, fellowships in remote areas may be more limited and all candidates are encouraged to seek career opportunities through a variety of avenues. Residents of U.S. Territories and overseas locations are not currently eligible.