Sponsored by Generation West Virginia
Are you someone who loves finding creative solutions to complex challenges? Do you love the idea of having a seat at the table in a state that is reimagining its future? Are you looking for an opportunity to explore West Virginia’s beautiful and adventurous mountains?
The Impact West Virginia Fellowship invites passionate and innovative leaders to work, live and give in West Virginia for a yearlong, paid fellowship at some of the Mountain State’s most innovative companies. During the course of a year, Impact WV Fellows will work 32 hours a week at one of our participating companies for a minimum salary of $31,000 and benefits. Fellows will spend each Friday partnering with local nonprofit on projects that positively impact West Virginia’s communities.
Six innovative companies from across West Virginia are partnering with Impact WV to offer 7 professional fellowship positions. Host companies represent a variety of sectors, including banking, technology, software development, business management, entrepreneurship, environmental consulting, graphics design, and marketing. Impact WV is looking for a range of skillsets to fit those roles. View the detailed job descriptions here.
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or enrolled at an accredited institution and actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with graduation completed by the time Impact West Virginia begins in September 2017
- A U.S. citizen, permanent resident or legal resident alien
- Ideally, some skills in one or more of the following: business/management, computer science, data management and analysis, environmental science, entrepreneurship/innovation, finance, graphic design, marketing and communications, research and statistics, software development, website development
- Passionate, hard-working and innovative!
How to apply
Brief Phase 1 applications are due March 13, 2017
Phase 1 takes less than 15 minutes to complete. This part of the application consists of a brief written application, a 60-word pitch on why you want to be an Impact WV Fellow, and your ranking of Impact WV Fellowship positions available here.
Complete your Phase 1 application now (due March 13, 2017)
Steps after Phase 1
Phase 2 of the application, due March 31, consists of a short essay question and the submission of a creative one minute video about who you are and what you are passionate about. We will contact applicants selected as Finalists to continue on to Phase 3 Interviews in April 2017. The program begins August 28, 2017.