A project of
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 stay in West Virginia’s beautiful and adventurous mountains? Are you feeling ready to come home to the Mountain State after having moved away? Are you eager to explore West Virginia and all this state has to offer for the first time?

Impact WV is for you.

The Impact WV 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.


-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

The application process is comprised of three phases.

Phase 1 consists of a resume and a brief written application including a 60-word pitch on why you want to be an Impact WV Fellow. Make sure to check out the available Impact WV Fellowship positions here so you’ll be ready to rank your top choices in your Phase 1 application. Phase 1 applications close at 11:59 EST on March 13, 2017. We will contact applicants selected to continue on in the application process within ten days of receiving your Phase 1 application and provide details for Phase 2 by March 23, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.

Phase 2 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. Phase 2 applications close at 11:59 EST on March 31, 2017. We will contact applicants selected as Finalists to continue on to Phase 3 Interviews in April 2017.

Phase 3 consists of in-person interviews with Host Companies in West Virginia. Interviews will take place in mid May 2017. The 2017 cohort of Impact West Virginia Fellows will be announced in June 2017 for a program start date of September 1, 2017.

Read the full terms and agreement here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

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