Military to Career Internship Program
NextOp recruits, trains, and places high-performing middle-enlisted post-9/11 military leaders into industry careers. Many veterans end up unemployed or underemployed because they have a difficult time with key transition skills such as resume building and interviewing, a mismatch of expectations for their next career; or because companies have a difficult time understanding the value of the military experience to their workplace. NextOp’s programing is intentionally designed to address barriers to civilian employment. NextOp works with companies in their local markets to demonstrate the value of hiring middle-enlisted veterans and places transitioning service members into apprentice and internship openings. NextOp teaches transitioning service members and veterans resume writing, provides interview preparation, and sets expectations to create career plans. With this NFL-BWF grant, NextOp will identify corporate participants for SkillBridge, connect at least 60 transitioning service members to those SkillBridge internships and apprenticeship opportunities, and provide employment assistance services that increase job readiness and successful placements in industry careers.