Rep. Schrier Announces Partnership with Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, Seeking Veteran for Two-Year Position

September 1, 2020
Press Release

ISSAQUAH, WA – Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) today announced that her district office is partnering with the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program to hire a medically retired Veteran for a fully paid two-year fellowship in either her Wenatchee or Issaquah office. The fellow will serve as a liaison between military branches and constituents to help resolve issues with federal government, navigate the VA, and connect constituents with federal, state, and local agencies.  

“Members of our military give so much to our country to protect the freedoms that we enjoy, and they should receive the benefits they deserve when they come home,” said Rep. Schrier. “That’s why it is important to me not just to be able to extend this opportunity to a Wounded Warrior in gratitude, but also to have a dedicated person in my office who understands the issues Veterans face so they can help other Veterans and service families navigate federal agencies and eliminate any red tape they face to receiving care and services.”

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled Veterans within member offices.

The program is limited to Veterans who 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.

Interested Veterans should go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information and how to apply.