The Solar Ready Vets Fellowship is implemented through the

Corporate Fellowship Program

by Hiring Our Heroes.

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members with on-the-job experience in the civilian workforce, supporting a smooth transition to meaningful careers in high-demand sectors. 


Through this process, employers develop a recruitment pipeline of the best and brightest military talent.


The Solar Ready Vets Fellowship extends this program to the solar industry. 


Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Program at a glance:

✓ Highly qualified mid-to-senior level service members are placed with solar industry employers for 12 weeks of on-the-job training, intended to lead to employment


Candidates are matched with participating companies based on their specific experience and skills, and the preferences of both parties.


✓ Fellowships are focused in professional roles requiring a bachelor’s degree + leadership experience


✓ Solar Ready Vets Fellows receive a “Solar 101” pre-placement curriculum, which includes an orientation to the technical, market and policy dimensions of the solar industry so they’re ready to excel on day one.


✓ This program is offered to employers at no cost. The fellows are still considered active duty and will receive their military salaries and benefits throughout the 12 weeks.  


✓ Implemented by Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

Fellowship roles:

Fellows’ education, experience and individual skill sets are commensurate with management/ professional roles, such as (but not limited to): 

Business Development
Project Development
Project Management
Construction Management
Policy / Government Relations

Manufacturing / Quality Assurance
Research / Data Analysis

Engineering / System Design
Logistics / Supply Chain

Operations / Asset Management
Communications / Marketing
Finance/ Accounting
IT / Software
Human Resources

Upcoming Program Dates:

2021 COHORT 3
August 23 – November 10
Application Deadline: 6.18.21

2022 COHORT 1
Jan 17 –March 31
Application Deadline: 10.22.22

2022 COHORT 2
May 9 – July 22
Application Deadline: 3.04.22

Employers: Ready to host a Fellow?

Please review the program requirements, and fill out this brief form.

Our team will be in touch shortly with next steps!

The key thing to make the program work is executive interest. We know at every level of the company that this matters… we all understand that [hiring veterans] is important for our growth and important for our country” 

– Nick De Vries, Senior Vice President of Technology & Asset Management at Silicon Ranch;  US Army Veteran 

“The beauty of the Hiring Our Heroes Program is that before we even get to the interviews, we go through training on how to put what we do [in the military] into a resume, and communicate our experience and skills in a way that will make sense to you”

-Josh Kenyon, former SRV Fellow and current Development Manager, Core Development Group

So far, 26 Solar Ready Vets Fellows have filled leadership and management roles with diverse solar companies.

Read a case study  to learn more about the immense value that Solar Ready Vets Fellows offer to employers on day one.