Washington, DC (July 22, 2021): The HillVets Foundation is proud to partner with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to present a special fellowship opportunity for a post-9/11 veteran interested in pursuing a career in advocacy and public policy. The HillVets – WWP Fellowship is unique in that the fellow will serve six months as a legislative fellow for a Member of Congress followed by a six months rotation working at WWP with the Government & Community Relations Team, making this fellowship opportunity a truly unique and powerful experience.

The HillVets – WWP Fellowship Program is designed for veterans who wish to pursue a career in government, policy, and/or politics, with a focus on issues of interest to post-9/11 veterans and their families. The Fellowship will give the selected veteran the chance to experience the legislative process firsthand, while building the necessary skills to embark upon a successful career in policy. Housing is available if needed, and a monthly stipend will be provided. Alongside our HillVets House Fellows, the HillVets WWP fellow will participate in a variety of educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities throughout their fellowship.

“We are thrilled to kick off this partnership with Wounded Warrior Project,” said HillVets Foundation Executive Director Betty Rhoades. “A program which provides both Capitol Hill and VSO advocacy experience will make an impact on the selected fellow and the broader post-9/11 veteran community. We can’t wait to see what HillVets, Wounded Warrior Project, and this fellow will accomplish together!”

“Veterans bring a perspective unlike any other to our nation’s capital, sharing their insights about their real-life needs,” said Jose’ Ramos, VP of government and community relations at WWP. “Providing veterans with the skills they need to be successful advocates and public policy champions will help the entire veteran community get critical legislation passed, and necessary reforms made. Wounded Warrior Project is proud to partner with HillVets on this fellowship.”

The application link for the HillVets-WWP Fellowship is now live and will be accepting submissions until August 10, 2021.

About HillVets

HillVets’ mission is to serve the community of veterans, Service members, and supporters in our Nation’s Capital with opportunity, mentorship, housing, peer support, and training in their pursuit of continued service in government.

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.

HillVets Media Contact

Jena Doyle, Director of Programs and Congressional Engagement

jena@hillvets.org; 339-788-2422

Wounded Warrior Project Media Contact

Mattison Brooks, Communications Specialist

mbrooks@woundedwarriorproject.org, 202.969.1120