DoD SkillBridge Program

UIW is proud to be an active DoD SkillBridge partner, and we have the privilege of hosting many of these Servicemembers within our schools and departments. In this mutually beneficial arrangement, Servicemembers provide invaluable assistance to UIW, and in return, we offer them a meaningful civilian work experience. 

Screenshot of DOD Skillbridge Program brochure For more information about the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge Program, please click here.

Each year approximately 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in over 140 military installations in the U.S. and overseas, will leave active duty and re-enter the civilian workforce or pursue higher education. 

Through the SkillBridge program industry partners benefit from gaining early access to the extensive experience, skills and unmatched work ethos service members bring to the workforce. Employers craft SkillBridge programs to meet their specific workforce needs, matching those needs to the skills and abilities of highly motivated Service members, all at no cost.

The Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge Program offers a unique opportunity for active-duty members to acquire valuable civilian work experience during the final 180 days of their service commitment.

If you are considering completing the program at UIW, please email Priscila Fiala, Military Programs Coordinator at to specify the area of interest within the university. This information will help us facilitate the next steps in the process.

Also, we ask for your completion of our questionnaire. Please be aware that while we strive to accommodate all servicemembers, opportunities are not guaranteed as we maintain a limit on the number of servicemembers at UIW at any given time to provide the best SkillBridge internship opportunity.

Your participation in this questionnaire will help us better understand your needs and tailor our services to support your SkillBridge opportunity effectively.

Below are some departments and schools to consider. Other areas are potentially available upon request.

UIW Internships
  1. Admissions
  2. Advising
  3. Alumni Services
  4. Athletics
  5. Business Office
  6. Career Services
  7. Financial Aid
  8. Human Resources
  9. Library
  10. Military & Veteran Center
  11. Office of the Registrar
  12. Office of Research & Graduate Studies
  1. Dreeben School of Education
  2. Feik School of Pharmacy
  3. H-E-B School of Business and Administration
  4. Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions
  5. Rosenberg School of Optometry
  6. School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering
  7. School of Media and Design
  8. School of Osteopathic Medicine
  9. School of Physical Therapy
  10. School of Professional Studies
During SkillBridge participation, service members continue to receive military compensation and retain coverage under their military benefits.
Individuals participating in the SkillBridge Program are not obligated to have an existing affiliation with the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), nor are they required to pursue a degree from UIW.