The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established to create employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the U.S. House of Representatives. These fellowships provide veterans with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in Congressional District Offices nationwide.
The fellow will assist with veteran-related casework in our district office while advocating for our military and veteran constituents by serving as the facilitator between them and local, state, and federal agencies.
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“The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity to honor our service members who put their lives on the line for our country. As we continue the fight in Congress for better resources and healthcare for our veterans to return to civilian life, this special opportunity is a personal way for me to thank our service members for their sacrifice, dedication and commitment while ensuring that we do not leave them behind,” said Rep. Espaillat.
To qualify, veterans must meet all of the following requirements:
- Honorably discharged
- Released from active duty within the last five years
- Terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3
- 20% or greater service-connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart)
- Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the northwest Bronx.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.
He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves in a leadership role as the Second Vice-Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip.
Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.