Dr. Ruiz Extends Opportunity to Wounded Warrior for District Office Fellowship

October 28, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) announced that he is extending the opportunity for a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Caseworker in his district Congressional offices in Palm Desert and Hemet. Primary responsibilities will be to facilitate and coordinate response to a wide range of requests received from active duty service members, veterans, and other stakeholders in the region. This individual will also help veteran constituents navigate government agencies and is responsible for keeping the Congressman and staff current on issues related to the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.

“As part of my efforts to serve the veterans’ community, I am extending the opportunity for a veteran Wounded Warrior Fellow to join my district offices,” said Dr. Ruiz. “I encourage all those Wounded Warriors veterans who meet the eligibility requirements and are passionate about serving the veterans’ community to apply.”

The Congressional Wounded Warrior Fellowship program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service, and a minimum 30% disability rating from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). To apply, please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 (issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov. Do not send resumes directly to Congressman Ruiz’s offices.

Interested veterans should visit https://cao.house.gov/wounded-warrior/available-fellowships/position-description for more information.

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities within the House of Representatives for wounded or disabled veterans. Those selected for the program will be employed by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) within the U.S. House of Representatives but will be given the opportunity to work in Member, committee, and leadership offices and, if a fit is found, transition will be made into full-time employment. However, full time employment is not guaranteed at the conclusion of the two year fellowship.