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No two military careers or transitions are the same. But all transitioning Service members gain valuable skills during their service that translate into civilian life.

SkillBridge is a Defense Department (DOD) program for transitioning Service members. It offers employment training, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities at more than 3,000 public and private organizations across the country. VA has SkillBridge opportunities for civilian careers at different offices and programs.

Service members of all ranks may be eligible to participate in SkillBridge. You are eligible if you:

  • Have completed at least 180 continuous days on active duty,
  • Can complete the program within your final 180 days of military service, and
  • Have approval from chain of command.

Each military service may have other requirements for active-duty Service members and members of the National Guard or Reserves. These may include physical fitness standards, character of discharge and/or completion of Transition Assistance Program.

VA is currently offering SkillBridge opportunities in claims processing and healthcare. More opportunities are posted regularly.

Learn more about available SkillBridge opportunities at VA.