The Clay Hunt Fellowship is a leadership program designed to meet the growing demands of Team Rubicon's regional development. The program provides a one-year fellowship to regional directors, offering them a $12,000 living stipend in addition to training in business and nonprofit administration.
The fellowship program targets enlisted combat veterans under the age of 30, mainly due to the reality that this population has the highest unemployment rates among veterans. Young combat veterans return to civilian life with incredibly well-honed “soft skills,” including decisive leadership, teamwork, sound judgment, initiative, crisis management, and dependability. Many combat veterans would like to transfer these soft-skills into a business environment. Unfortunately, “hard skills” learned in the military and perfected for combat operations do not easily transfer to the cubicle environment. TR wants to give promising young combat veterans the opportunity to gain “hard skills” that will translate to a resume, with the goal that each fellow will be able to secure meaningful employment or further higher education upon completion of the program.