The Port understands the importance of veterans serving their country—and of giving service back to veterans. We are privileged to have a significant proportion of veterans among the Port’s full-time staff, and many continue to serve in various forms.
Veterans Fellowship Program
The Veterans Fellowship Program helps recently separated veterans build a bridge between military service and the civilian job market.
During your six-month paid fellowship, you will partner with a mentor and work group to help guide you in discovering your aspirations and civilian career goals. You'll be actively involved in meaningful and interesting work that will add breadth to your experience. For more information about the Veterans Fellowship program, please contact Amberine Wilson (206-787-3661).
The Veterans Fellowship Program assists veterans in the following areas:
- Exposure to a civilian work environment
- Exposure to corporate business practices
- Career assistance
- Identifying transferable skills
- Resume and interview assistance
Minimum of three (3) years of active duty or mobilized reserve duty service in a branch of the U.S. Military Service (which includes the United States Coast Guard). Documentation of an honorable discharge from active or reserve status must be presented as part of the application process. Veterans Fellowship applicants must be within 12 months of discharge to apply for a fellowship unless they have not worked full-time since their discharge and have been full-time students in a degree or certification program since their discharge. Applications open- Fall Cohort (end of Sept-Oct) Spring Cohort (end of March-April).
Hire America’s Heroes
The Port of Seattle is a proud sponsor and supporter of Hire America's Heroes. Since 2007, the Port has played an active role on the Board of Directors. Hire America's Heroes is dedicated to sharing and promoting sponsor corporations' best practices and success strategies by which America's military service members, upon transition from active duty, are welcomed into the corporate workforce.