A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Corporate Fellowship Program

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP) is an innovative program that provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. The professional development offered through the program prepares candidates for a smooth transition into meaningful civilian careers. Participating corporations benefit by gaining access to the best and brightest transitioning service members, while also developing a more comprehensive understanding of the veteran job market.

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CFP Timeline

The fellowship features a 12-week syllabus and runs three times a year at select military installations and in host cities around the country. Each cohort consists of 15–30 active duty service members and may also include veterans and military spouses in select locations. Fellowship candidates are carefully matched with participating companies based on the specific skills of the candidate and the preferences of both parties. Candidates then 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.


Upcoming Program Dates*

Cohort 3

August 24 – November 12
Application Deadline: 6.19.20

Cohort 1

January 11 – April 2
Application Deadline: 10.23.20

Cohort 2

May 3 – July 23
Application Deadline: 3.5.21

*Exact program dates may vary by location. Please contact the location program manager for exact dates.


Eligibility Requirements

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP) can help launch your civilian career in the industry best suited to your skill set and experience level.

Active duty candidates must:

  • Be on active duty and within 180 days of transition (separation or retirement) from military service at the time of the 12-week program, and
  • Either
    • Have earned a bachelor’s degree plus have three or more years of leadership experience or equivalent related experience, or
    • Have earned an associate degree plus have five or more years of leadership experience or equivalent related experience

CFP Program Locations

CFP Program Sponsors

Amazon Military
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cushman & Wakefield
HSMAI Foundation
Lockheed Martin
Schultz Family Foundation
Wells Fargo


A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation