MASON COUNTY — Attention college students seeking meaningful paid work experience and leadership opportunities! Applications are now available for the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates’ (PACF) Civic Leaders Fellowship Program. This employment program operates for six weeks beginning in June 2017 and offers local students the chance to return to their home communities to work in a career-related field while learning about their communities. Students are able to develop connections and leadership skills that may later assist them in finding meaningful employment upon graduation.
Students must have successfully completed at least one year of college, be currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program, and have a permanent home address in the PACF’s service region of Wood, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, and Wirt counties in West Virginia, or Washington County, Ohio. The student application is available on the Foundation’s website and must be submitted by February 3, 2017.
The PACF is also seeking organizations that wish to serve as host employers for summer 2017. Businesses, nonprofit organizations and units of government may apply to serve as a host employer for the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program. The Civic Leader is provided to the host employer at no cost. In exchange, the host employer must be willing to provide supervision and a meaningful work assignment. Organizations throughout the PACF’s service region are encouraged to apply online to provide an employment opportunity for one of our region’s college-aged students. The host application is also available on the Foundation’s website and must be submitted by March 1, 2017.
To learn more about the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program and to apply to participate as a student or host employer, visit: www.pacfwv.com/CLFP. Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to the PACF’s Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Manager, Mindi Line, at Mindi.Line@pacfwv.com.
Julie Boyce is the development and communications officer for PACF.