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Grassley announces new veterans opportunity

Helping VeteransFrom Press Release

 

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley recognizes the outstanding military service of returning Iowa veterans and the challenges they can face after leaving military service.  Senator Grassley wants to offer an opportunity that taps into their civic-minded call to duty and helps veterans transition into their next chapter as private citizens. He would like to place two fellows in this program.

The candidates will serve as a liaison with the veterans community in Iowa during the term of the fellowship.  The fellows will serve as community outreach officers between Iowa veterans and the senator’s office. The candidates can expect to meet with veterans and service organizations on the senator’s behalf, including visiting with County Veterans Service Officers, the National Guard, the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics across the state.

The fellows also will have the opportunity to learn more about working in Senator Grassley’s state offices, as they will assist with constituent correspondence and casework. Senator Grassley appreciates the experiences and expertise that returning service members can offer to help identify needs and challenges that veterans face integrating back into their communities.

Fellowships are available in Senator Grassley’s Des Moines and Cedar Rapids offices. Hours are flexible and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the program. A stipend is available. The application deadline is April 1.

Applicants should fill out the Veterans Fellowship Program application that can be found here.

Please contact Senator Grassley’s office at 202/224-3744 with any questions.