About the DoD Skillbridge Program

Classroom full of service members

During the internship you will:

  • Learn how your military experience translates into a rewarding civilian career
  • Explore a career or industry you might want to pursue upon separation from active duty
  • Earn real-world industry qualifications and certifications
  • Build experience and competency in your trade/profession with our team
  • Expand your network of professional contacts
  • Gain familiarity with corporate culture

Here's how the program works:

A successful candidate will participate in a practical, structured, and systematic program of on-the-job training and related instruction to develop existing military technical experience. The internship will be up to 17 weeks long and can only commence within 180 days before leaving active duty service.

A Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative meeting with a service member