Shift SkillBridge Internships

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Fill out your candidate profile and complete a SkillBridge internship with one of Shift’s hiring partners to access our network of the nation’s fastest growing companies.

Meet our SkillBridge Partners

MRC Global is a supply-chain solutions company. They connect the world’s best pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) manufacturers with the world’s best energy and industrial companies. MRC Global is committed to veteran hiring initiatives as a part of their D&I initiatives as they continue to grow and scale!
Woobie is a veteran-led and founded organization. They know how it feels to switch professions in the middle of your career. Their robust SkillBridge internships give transitioning veterans a taste of what it is like to work in an early-stage software company and help them flesh out what they Don't want to do when they grow up.
Trusted network of in-home healthcare professionals. Responded to national crisis by launching a network of nurses to provide in-home/at-work health testing in the wake of Covid-19.
Provides future-proof training to break into careers in enterprise software implementation and project management.
Democratizing real estate investment by building a service where anyone can invest into real estate anywhere, pain-free and with small or large amounts of capital.
Building the largest, most trusted platform for residential real estate. Veterans in leadership positions. Zero to 1,000+ employees in 7 years.
Taking on the massive challenge of modernizing the insurance industry, improving the lives of employees and clients alike. Remote opportunities: work from anywhere.
Incredible SkillBridge opportunities to shadow company executives. All opportunities remote: work from anywhere
Community-driven consulting group of 13,000 media and marketing specialists in over 130 countries. Media and marketing capabilities to invest smarter and grow businesses.
Shift works directly with MLB to coordinate SkillBridge interviews for candidates throughout the League, including the Commissioner's Office, all 30 Clubs, MLB Network and MLB.com.
Leapfrog is an early-stage start-up focused on scaling software delivery and cybersecurity within the industries of finance, defense, healthcare, aerospace, energy, and logistics.
Ex-military CEO. SkillBridge success stories. Built by Apple employees, Interlaced is the industry’s most operationally mature provider of Apple IT services.
The Vision: To be the world’s leading digital identity network empowering people to control their own information. Major SkillBridge success stories.
Combines the best techniques of fintech, ad tech, consumer, and healthcare to help providers understand and engage patients more effectively.
Shift partners with dozens of companies who are eager to add military talent to their teams.  In-person and remote SkillBridge opportunities are available across the Lower 48, and our list of participating hosts is always growing and subject to the specific, evolving needs of each company.
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What is SkillBridge?

The Department of Defense SkillBridge program is an opportunity for separating or retiring service members to gain valuable civilian work experience and facilitate a smooth transition into the civilian workforce. Shift is an approved DoD SkillBridge provider that can help you make a match with one of our participating host companies for a full-time internship in a role that leverages your strengths and experience and supports your post-military career goals.

Internships with Shift partner companies can range from 6 weeks to 24 weeks in length based on the needs of the host company and your command approval.

Am I eligible?

You can apply for a SkillBridge internship at any time in your transition process,  but the following conditions must be met:
You have 180 days of service or fewer remaining prior to your date of separation.
You have at least 180 continuous days of active service in a participating branch of the US military.
Active guard and reserve members are considered eligible, but the Coast Guard is not due to DoD regulations.
THE PATH AHEAD

Transitioning 
into your Skillbridge
internship

This is our recommended timeline, but each individual will have their own considerations in developing their transition plan.
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12+ Months Prior
  • Learn more about the SkillBridge Program
  • Start working on your LinkedIn profile and resume
12-11 Months Prior
  • Consider enrolling in Navigating Next to explore and define your career goals.
  • Contact your local approval officials to learn more about your installation’s specific SkillBridge approval process.
  • Career Skills Office (Army)
  • Education Office (Air Force)
  • Fleet & Family Services Office (Navy)
  • Marine Corps Community Services (Marine Corps)
  • Begin conversations with your chain of command regarding their support for your participation in a SkillBridge internship.
10-8 Months Prior
  • Apply online for Shift’s SkillBridge Program
  • Access Shift’s Career Community on Slack
  • Attend Shift’s Communicating Your Value event series
  • Attend weekly hiring partner lunch and learns
  • Conduct a screening interview with a member of the Shift SkillBridge Team
  • Secure final command approval for participation
8-6 Months Prior
  • Put the finishing touches on your Shift profile
  • Get featured to Shift’s hiring partners via our customer-facing Talent Tool
  • Interested partners reach out to you directly
  • Conduct interviews with partners
  • Receive offers and select your internship
  • Sign your intern agreement (link forthcoming from Lindsay)
6-3 Months Prior
  • Start your SkillBridge Internship
  • Knock their socks off
  • Get hired!

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