HOSTS (non-profit agencies, for-profit businesses, and government agencies): use this application to apply to host a position with the Foundation's Civic Leaders Fellowship Program. The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program provides summer employment opportunities and a program of civic leadership development for college students who reside in the Foundation's service area. Please review the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Placement Opportunity Guidelines, available on the Foundation's web site, www.pacfwv.com, to get detailed information on the program's purpose, time-frame, and host-site expectations. Program orientation for 2017 will be on June 2 and the student work period will be from June 5 - July 14.
Eligibility to make a Placement Proposal is limited to nonprofit organizations, governmental institutions and businesses in the following counties:
In WV: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood
In OH: Washington
Entities proposing a placement cannot be guaranteed assignment of a Fellow as placements depend upon the unique needs of the student applicants. Fellows will be matched to regional placement opportunities according to their career goals and self-development needs.
To be considered as a host site:
• Placements proposed must not be of a menial or routine nature (e.g., not more than 20% of the proposed placement should reflect tasks that are clerical or menial).
• Adequate supervision for the Fellow must be available at all times.
• The host must identify a host site Mentor for the Fellow (this person may or may not be the host site Supervisor) who can aid the Fellow with day-to-day issues.
• The host site must be compliant with all pertinent safety regulations, etc., according to the nature of its type of work site or industry – any safety equipment needed must be identified in the Placement Proposal and the host must plan to furnish it.
• A dedicated workspace must be available, with telephone and/or Internet access as appropriate.
• All worksites must be fully accessible; if there are any accessibility limitations possible (e.g., stairs) those must be identified in the Placement Proposal.
• Any special work requirements must be identified in advance in the Placement Proposal (e.g., ability to lift up to “x” lbs; ability to stand for periods of time, etc.).
• Any skills that would be appropriate to strong job performance must be identified in advance in the Placement Proposal.
• The host Mentor or Supervisor must plan to provide a brief orientation to the particular work site for a Fellow, if assigned.
• Hosts may not request or select a particular Fellow – host selection is the purview of the independent Selection Committee; this is essential to supporting the tax-deductible nature of gifts to the fund from which the students are paid.
• If selected, the host site Mentor or Supervisor must be willing to serve as the host organizational representative and attend a brief orientation at the Foundation Central Office prior to the start of the program.
• The host Mentor must be willing to meet with the Program Director twice during the course of a Fellow’s placement as the Director conducts a site visit.