Another way to further your education is through career training, including internships, fellowships, apprenticeships, and other on-the-job training.

These programs are available for transitioning soldiers, veterans, military spouses, and even military caregivers.

  • Soldiers, a great place to start when you are still in the Army is the DoD SkillBridge/Army Career Skills Program, which helps connect transitioning service members to career job training opportunities during their last 180 days of service. Listen to our Army Career Skills Program podcast to learn more! And don’t wait until the last minute to make your plans – you should start researching your options at least 12 to 18 months before your transition date.
  • There are MANY companies and organizations that offer career training programs in specific industries (including IT, transportation, trades, and teaching). Visit our Career Training page to start your search for a program that looks interesting to you.
  • Fellowship programs are another way to gain valuable work experience, including those offered by Hiring Our Heroes, the State Department’s VIP Fellowship Program, and the programs listed here.
  • Curious about whether an apprenticeship might be an option for you? Visit or the United Services Military Apprenticeship program to find more information.
  • CareerOneStop can also help you search for internships and apprenticeships.
  • MilSpouses, many of the options above are open to you, as well, but also check out the For MilSpouses tab for more information specifically for you.

Disclaimer: The resources and links listed above are provided to assist you in pursuit of your education goals. The organizations listed are not an endorsement or partnership of the U.S. Army or Soldier For Life program.