Job Title: Wounded Warrior Fellow

Mar 20, 2019 Issues: Veterans

Job Summary: This position is limited to disabled veterans desiring to serve a two-year Congressional Fellowship as part of the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program. Selected Fellows will work directly for a Member of Congress as part of their office staff. Fellowships are located in either a Congressional District office or in Washington, D.C.  

Job Duties: Duties will vary depending upon the specific requirements of each Member office. Said duties may include, but are not limited to: working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies; serving as a liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations (VSO); attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress; and performing legislative work.  Specific duties for each Member office will be discussed during the interview process.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Requirements: This job is open to Veterans meeting ALL the following requirements:

  • Honorably discharged;
  • Released from active duty within the last five years;
  • Pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3;
  • 20% or greater service connected disability rating; and
  • Purple Heart recepients are exempt from the service connected disability rating requirement.

Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. No waivers will be granted.

Application Documents (attachments):

  1. Resume (optional cover letter may be added to this attachment).
  2. Last DD 214 (Member 4) issued.
  3. Civil Service Preference Letter indicating 20% or greater service connected disability rating (not required if a Purple Heart recepient).

How to Apply:  

Candidates should email their completed applications to

  • Each attachment shall be submitted as a separate and legible document.
  • The subject line shall only include the candidate's last name and cities of interest. 

All application documents must be forwarded to to receive consideration. 

Additional Information:

  • Please do not list your disabilities.
  • Please do not contact or submit applications to Congressional Offices.

Contact:  For more information concerning the CAO's collection of personal information, please see  For additional information, please visit the Wounded Warrior Program link at