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Generation West Virginia announced on Wednesday that their Impact Fellowship will offer 26 jobs across 15 host employers across the state next year.

In the fellowship year, fellows work four days a week with their host company while volunteering their time on Fridays at nonprofits across the state.

“Since launching in 2017, the Impact Fellowship has generated a total of 43 jobs in the Mountain State and received nearly 500 applications from across the state and world. The interest in this program is proof that there is demand among talented young people for access to great jobs like those offered by the fellowship,” Natalie Roper, executive director of Generation West Virginia, said in a news release. “We are so proud to be partnering with this innovative group of employers, and with Jobcase, our national outreach partner, to grow this program, generate more quality jobs and expand opportunity in the Mountain State.”

Along with the jobs created, the fellowship has generated 4,896 hours of community service.

Employers in the programs the third year include the American Benefit Corporation, Alpha Technology, CAMC, Core10, Just Transition Fund, McKinley Architecture and Engineering, Motion Masters, NGK, Quality Insights, Service Pump & Supply, Solar Hollar, Terradon, Unlimited Future, the West Virginia Community & Technical College System and West Virginia University.

The application process for the fellowship is now open through Feb. 3, 2019.

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