REPORT FOR DUTY AS A MISSION CONTINUES FELLOW

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Mission Continues Fellowship Program empowers post-9/11 veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists to deploy on new missions in their communities. Each fellowship combines volunteer service, professional development and personal growth to deliver a unique impact in the community. In return for their service, each Fellow receives 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.




How Does A Fellowship Work?

Service

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

Professional
Development

Increase your skill set through a professional development program and monthly assignments with coaching from our team that supports your fellowship and post-fellowship goals.

Personal
Development

Discover new opportunities for learning and growth within yourself and your community. Fellows report increases in civic engagement, health, and sense of purpose.

You

Application
Process

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1

Explore Fellowship
Opportunities

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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2

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.

3

Memorandum of
Understanding

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.

4

Selection &
Orientation

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!

5

Begin Your
Fellowship

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.

APPLY FOR A FELLOWSHIP

The application for our next fellowship class will launch in early 2018.

Thank you for your interest in The Mission Continues Fellowship Program. We’re taking a moment to improve the program application and delivery so that we can best serve you in the years ahead. We can’t wait to share this next phase with you, so check back soon for more information including an application and 2018 program dates.

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Where Can I Serve?

Fellowships are available nationwide with a strong concentration in our eligible metro areas. Fellows volunteer with The Mission Continues’ nonprofits 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 are available outside of our eligible metro areas. However, these locations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you’re interested in hosting a Mission Continues Fellow, please check back soon for more information. We are currently evaluating our host site application process. Have a question? Contact Caitlin Zbikowski, Fellowship Admissions Mananger, at: czbikowski@missioncontinues.org

"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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