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Operation Warfighter

Are you an active duty wounded, ill, or injured service member looking for an internship opportunity?

Operation Warfighter (OWF) is a Department of Defense internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill, and injured service members with non-funded federal internships in order for them to gain valuable work experience during their recovery and rehabilitation. This process assists with the service members’ reintegration to duty, or transition into the civilian work environment where they are able to employ their newly acquired skills in a non-military work setting. 

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If you are a wounded, ill, or injured service member looking for an opportunity like this or are a Transition Coordinator and know of a wounded, ill, or injured service member who would benefit from OWF, please contact us at OSD.OWF@mail.mil or contact your OWF Regional Coordinator today!

Our Regional Coordinators

OWF’s Regional Coordinators – one of our 10 Regional Coordinators will work with you to explore your potential career interests, build your resume, and provide you with opportunities for additional training, experience, and networking. The internship opportunities will positively impact your rehabilitation and reintegration.

For those of you that return to duty, OWF gives you the training and experience that will benefit you as you continue to serve in the military.

OWF is a win-win for wounded, ill, and injured service members and the federal government.

You are part of a tremendous talent pool that federal hiring managers are searching for to fill critical vacancies—and they’re willing to train you!

Our Partners

OWF enables federal employers to better familiarize themselves with the skill sets and challenges of wounded, ill, and injured service members, as well as benefit from the considerable talent and dedication of these individuals.


Wounded, ill, or injured service members eligible to participate in OWF should contact their Regional Coordinator to apply.

Contact Us

For more information on OWF, please contact us at OSD.OWF@mail.mil or find your OWF Regional Coordinator on the map below.


E2I/OWF IDES Information Brief

The E2I/OWF team will be hosting an information brief for service members enrolled in IDES/MEB. Join us every Monday 1300-1400 and learn more about how E2I and OWF can benefit you! 

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