Military member waving at family on a porch. May 11, 2020

WALTON COUNTY, Fla— In an effort to provide military personnel an opportunity to join the Walton County Sheriff’s Office team, we are proud to announce our partnership with CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton DoD SkillBridge – Internship Program.

This program allows active-duty service members who are within 180 days of separation to accept internships with a company in their desired industry and/or career field. SkillBridge Interns will have the opportunity to work, observe, and learn in all of our divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.

If you are an active-duty military member who is within 180 days of approved retirement or separation you must check your eligibility for participation by contacting your Education Center.

In order to participate in this program:

1)      Determine eligibility by contacting your Education Center and obtaining information on the DoD SkillBridge – Mandatory counseling/briefing and a copy of the Vetting Checklist.

2)     ​Explore internship opportunities by completing the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Intake Form and looking at the current internship opportunities.

3)      Secure approval from your commander once Vetting Checklist has been completed and signed by the provider.

4)      Begin Training!

CareerSource DoD SkillBridge Internship Contact:

Hurlburt Field 850-833-7587 x 2133

Eglin AFB and 7th Security Forces Group 850-833-7587 x 2110

In response to COVID-19, CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton staff is working virtually to deliver services. These opportunities do not necessarily guarantee employment but provide a space for military members to transition to similar career paths. Those that complete the internship and are considered for employment are required to go through the hiring process.