The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is pleased to announce applications will soon be accepted for its Community Leader Internship Program (CLIP).  The application period begins today (Dec. 12) and will close on Tues. Jan. 31.

CLIP is a youth retention and community leadership initiative of the Foundation that was established in 2013. 

Designed for college students, CLIP will continue to showcase the merits of the Ohio Valley by pairing participants with paid internships, professional/personal development and networking opportunities.  The goal of the program is to change the mindset of upcoming college graduates and demonstrate possibilities do exist to “work here, live here and be here.” The program is supported by several sponsors and partners with a common interest in promoting and enhancing the area’s attractiveness to emerging professionals.

CLIP is playing an important role in ongoing retention efforts in the areas served by CFOV.  Students applying to the program must reside in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler or Wetzel counties in West Virginia or Belmont or Jefferson counties in Ohio but can attend a college or university outside of those areas. 

Students are selected through a competitive application process, which includes an independent review committee comprised of area professionals, and then matched with a host site that reflects their academic or career interests.  

Host organizations are carefully chosen to provide the most beneficial experience to all involved.  There is no cost for an organization to host an intern.  Interested businesses and organizations of all types are encouraged to contact CFOV to learn more as each class of interns represent a variety of fields.  

The application period will close on January 31.  More information about the program and access to application links can be found by visiting www.cfov.org.

About the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley
Thanks to the diverse generosity of donors, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley continues to enhance the vibrancy of the Upper Ohio Valley. This is accomplished through meaningful charitable actions, strategic and initiative-driven investments, and thoughtful community leadership.  With assets of $75 million, the Foundation distributed more than $3 million in grants and scholarships over the past year and provided support to projects and programs that lead to meaningful community betterment.  To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.cfov.org.                                                

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