Technology can change anything.
Even how we protect our country.

Immerse in the world’s most advanced risk management and investment firms, and bring those insights back to make the Department of Defense stronger.

Air Force Ventures

AF Ventures 2020 Virtual Summer Fellowship, in partnership with AFWERX, DIU, NavalX, and PEO Digital, is launching the next cohort of their AFVentures Fellowship this summer. 

Coming off our successful launch of the AFVentures Fellowship in February, and in response to health isolation measures related to COVID-19, we have designed our next cohort to be an exclusive, virtual Fellowship experience.

Fellows will spend six weeks developing an understanding of the venture capital industry, and four weeks of that immersed with some of the world’s most advanced venture capital firms. You will gain an understanding of the tech landscape and build relationships that can provide new opportunities to the Department of Defense. Shift, a San Francisco based tech startup focused on helping Veterans navigate career change, is managing the AFVentures Fellowship.

How does it work?

Apply to join the second cohort of AFventures Fellows with your Commander’s approval.
First Week
One week with the other fellows preparing you with industry concepts and background through readings, webinars and discussions.
Virtual Immersion
Four weeks in a virtual immersion with a Bay Area venture capital or technology firm.
Final Week
A final week to synthesize a capstone that captures and shares your thoughts as a DoD specialist in investment & risk management.
Who can apply? You must be an active duty, guard, reserve or civilian member of the DoD, have three years of professional work experience and be available for the fellowship between July 27 and September 11. The fellowship will be virtual.

How to Apply

  • Have your commander sign the endorsement letter

  • Gather your last two personnel evaluations, a resume or LinkedIn profile, and two references
  • Answer these four questions (in 500 words or less for each question)
  • Fill out an application. Apply today through July 6th

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Key Dates

June 25: Applications open
June 29: Participating hosts confirmed
July 06: Fellows notified
Jul 10: Fellows matched with hosts
Jul 13: Pre-work begins (part-time)
Jul 27: Fellowship beings
Aug 3: Immersive experience begins
Aug 31: Immersive experience ends
Sept 11: Fellowship ends

Bring advanced insights back to your unit

Apply today through July 6th

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