The Mission Continues Fellowship Program empowered post-9/11 veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists to deploy on new missions in their communities. Each fellowship combined volunteer service, professional development and personal growth to deliver a unique impact in the community. In return for their service, each Fellow received a stipend provided by The Mission Continues along with personal coaching and mentorship from our staff.

Since the organization’s founding in 2007, over 2,000 veterans have been awarded Mission Continues Fellowships at more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations. The last class of fellowships was awarded in January 2018.

How Did A Fellowship Work?


Volunteer 20 hours per week for 26 weeks at a nonprofit organization in your community. Individuals set goals with their host organization to achieve maximum impact.


Increased skill set through a professional development program and monthly assignments with coaching from our team that supported one's fellowship and post-fellowship goals.


Discovered new opportunities for learning and growth within oneself and one's community. Fellows reported increases in civic engagement, health, and sense of purpose.



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Explore Fellowship

Determining where you will serve is one of the most important and exciting decisions you will make related to the fellowship. Fellows volunteer with organizations addressing issues ranging from mentoring youth to reducing food deserts to disaster preparedness. Select your fellowship host site from a curated group of nonprofits with a presence in one of our ongoing operations, or propose a nonprofit of your choosing for consideration based upon eligibility requirements.

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Online Application and Finding Your Host Site

The online application helps us get to know you and understand your motivation to become a Fellow. Submitted applications are reviewed by our team on a rolling basis. A member of our admissions team will then schedule a pairing call - a conversation between you and an admission specialist to review your application, your personal, educational and professional goals, and where you would like to serve your fellowship. For clarification on class schedules and deadlines, please refer to the fellowship timeline below.


Memorandum of

Applicants are required to submit a signed and completed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an eligible fellowship host organization and your future site supervisor. The MOU outlines the responsibilities and duties that you will take on at the host site as a Mission Continues Fellow, as well as the goals they want to achieve and impact they want to have on the community throughout your fellowship.


Selection &

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance, applicants have up to two weeks to confirm or deny your admission into the fellowship program. With each new class, fellows from all across the country gather for a pre-fellowship orientation - a weekend of training, volunteer service and teambuilding. Orientation is an exciting opportunity to kick off your fellowship and prepare for what’s ahead!


Begin Your

Launch into your six-month fellowship and take on new roles and responsibilities with your new host organization. To help ensure your success during the fellowship, you’ll be assigned a coach, also known as a Fellowship Program Specialist (FPS) from our staff. Your coach will provide support and feedback, help you navigate any challenges that may arise, and be your advocate over the course of your fellowship and beyond.

Sunsetting the FELLOWSHIP Program

The Mission Continues awarded its final fellowship in January 2018. The sunsetting of our fellowship program coincided with the launch of a new leadership program for veterans and current service members – The Service Leadership Corps.

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Where Can I Serve?

Fellowships were available nationwide with a strong concentration in our eligible metro areas. Fellows volunteered with The Mission Continues’ nonprofit partners in these cities to address issues such as improving community education, eliminating food deserts, and mentoring at-risk youth.

A limited number of fellowships were available outside of our eligible metro areas. However, these locations were considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you’re interested in hosting a Mission Continues Fellow, please check out our new Service Leadership Corps program for more information. Have a question? Contact our team at:

"The fellowship program was a jumpstart in my transition out of the military and into a successful and meaningful life as a civilian."
- Mission Continues Fellow

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