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

About the Program

The Corporate Fellowship Program for the National Capital Region connects transitioning military service members, military spouses, and recently separated veterans with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the civilian workplace through an on-the-job fellowship with businesses of all sizes.

The National Capital Region Corporate Fellowship Program is a Maryland-based program and is possible due to a $4.3 million Department of Labor, National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) and is offered in collaboration with Military Corps Career, Connect (C3). C3 serves Maryland’s transitioning service members, active duty military spouses and recently separated veterans (non-retirees).

Program Eligibility Requirements

The buttons below will direct you to complete an application on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation website.

Transitioning Service Members

This 12-week program is held 3 times a year. Each cohort consists of 15–30 active duty service members. 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 knowledge is amplified with weekly educational sessions held as a cohort in a classroom setting.

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

Possess a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of leadership experience
 or an associate degree and five or more years of leadership experience

Recently Separated Veterans

The program for recently separated veterans features a 6-week paid fellowship for veterans residing in Maryland and Washington, D.C. The fellowship offers free career planning, coaching, and preparation with a program manager, resume and interview assistance, and access to in-demand industry credentials, certifications, and licenses.

Recently transitioned veteran candidates must:

  • Reside in Maryland or the District of Columbia
  • Must be honorably separated within the last 48 months
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of work experience or an associate degree with five or more years of work experience
  • All veteran CFP applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, and have lived in Maryland for less than 48 months.

Military Spouses

The fellowship program for military spouses features a 6-week paid fellowship for spouses residing in Maryland and Washington, D.C. The fellowship offers free career planning, coaching, and preparation with a program manager, resume and interview assistance, and access to in-demand industry credentials, certifications, and licenses.

Military Spouse candidates must:

  • Reside in Maryland or the District of Columbia
  • Be a spouse of an active duty service member
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of work experience or an associate degree with five or more years of work experience
  • All military spouse CFP applicants must be unemployed or underemployed, and have lived in Maryland for less than 48 months.

Questions?

If you have questions about the Hiring Our Heroes/C3 Corporate Fellowship Program in Maryland and you are an active duty service member please contact Allison Chamberlayne, National Capital Region Program Coordinator, at achamberlayne@USChamber.com.

If you have questions about the Hiring Our Heroes/C3 Corporate Fellowship Program in Maryland and you are a recently separated veteran or military spouse please contact Elizabeth Garcia, Veteran and Spouse Fellowship Manager for the National Capital Region, at egarcia@uschamber.com.