NextOp’s Military Career to Internship Program (MCIP) was created to help prepare transitioning service members for civilian careers by matching them with employers for internship and apprenticeship opportunities through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) SkillBridge program. This program takes place during the service members’ last 6 months of military service and enables them to receive full pay and benefits from the DOD, while gaining new skills and experiences in the civilian workforce.
NextOp works one-on-one with transitioning service members to help determine which careers are right for them, identify if an internship makes sense for them, help tailor their resume, prepare for interviews and secure the internship. We will continue to mentor our candidates throughout the internship. Candidates can leverage NextOp’s relationship with industry leaders, many of whom have a strong desire to participate and host SkillBridge interns, but lack the resources to recruit and manage an internal SkillBridge program and pursue formal government approval. NextOp partners with both the candidate and the employer to navigate the SkillBridge process and help ensure a seamless and successful experience.
At the end of the internship, if full time employment is not secured, NextOp will assist the candidate through our employment program.