On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of State launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) fellowship program, a new public-private alliance platform aimed at serving America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for diplomacy and development careers.
About the Program
VIP will help build and deploy strategic partnerships between the U.S. government and U.S. private sector to mobilize resources and build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for veterans. The Partnership will focus on the following elements of engagement to support veterans’ transition to diplomacy and development careers:
VIP fellowships are only open to veterans who:
Veterans who are current federal employees may apply to VIP if eligibility requirements are met. Please note: the VIP Fellowship is a temporary position at the GS-9 level. It does not allow you to convert non-competitively back to a competitive service federal position.
Please visit www.vipfellowship.org for further eligibility details.
*All positions will be in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The expected duration of the fellowship will be one year. The VIP fellowship is not designed to lead to permanent federal employment and does not convey preference in seeking such employment. Nor does it convey the ability to convert non-competitively to a competitive service federal position.