Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Accepting Applications for Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program

Apr 24, 2018
Press Release
Fellowship creates one full time position for a Wounded Warrior Veteran in the Birmingham Congressional Office

Birmingham, AL – Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-D) is seeking to hire one Wounded Warrior or medically retired Veteran for a position within Alabama’s 7th Congressional District as a Constituent Service Representative. The candidate chosen for the fellowship will work with constituents in the Birmingham Congressional office to handle constituent casework, including veteran related work and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies. The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within Member offices.

“We make a promise to our veterans that we will care for them when they return and enable a smooth transition back to civilian life. Honoring that commitment is one of my highest priorities here in Congress,” Rep. Sewell said. “That is why I am pleased to be working with Wounded Warrior Program to help make sure veterans and military personnel living in America have access to our federal government and the care and services they have earned.”

Background The program is limited to veterans who meet all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20% or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart).  Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.

Interested veterans should go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information and how to apply. 

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.