Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Mission Continues Fellowships



The Mission Continues Fellowships for Post-9/11 Veterans
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Deadline to Apply - August 5, 2013

A Mission Continues Fellow is a post-9/11 veteran who has accepted the challenge to continue serving at home through a Fellowship Program.

The Mission Continues does not offer charity; rather, it offers a challenge to veterans to inspire their communities through continued service and leadership. Fellowships are 26 weeks in length and require 520 hours of service (average of 20 hours a week), during which the Fellow serves at a nonprofit organization in their community and receives a monthly stipend.

Current and Alumni Fellows have worked at organizations addressing issues ranging from disaster preparedness to education for low-income youth to training service dogs for wounded veterans. Current/past fellowship locations include Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Each fellowship is unique. Fellows are encouraged to choose a fellowship location based on their personal passions.

Before beginning the fellowship, Fellows attend a three-day Fellowship Orientation, joining other post-9/11 veterans from their Fellowship Class for a weekend of training, service and camaraderie. Upon returning home from orientation, Fellows officially begin their fellowships at their host organizations.

Potential fellows must meet the following criteria:
-Service in the United States Military after September 11, 2001
-A minimum of 24 months of time in service, unless serious injury was sustained preventing further service
-No longer on Active/Guard/Reserve status (IRR/ING status is acceptable) and having attained an honorable discharge
-A clean criminal record check (individual circumstances may be discussed on a case-by-case basis)