Selection to the India Fellow program is a 3 step process:
- Applicants fill a detailed online application form: https://bit.ly/1pFZyqv
- Shortlisted candidates will go through a telephonic interview.
- Those who qualify, will be invited for a day of assessment process and personal interview in one of our centres.
Final selections will be announced via e-mail by 1st September, 2019.
Fellowship begins from 10th October, 2019.
Why India Fellow?
Through India Fellow program we want to capture the attention of young people from all walks of life, with diverse career interests, to dig in and get to know the development challenges through hands-on experience, training and mentorship. We believe, this will help them to become committed and passionate leaders of tomorrow, and in process contribute to the development of India.
Development of India is responsibility of everyone NGOs, government, corporate, enterprises and most importantly of its citizens. Our belief is that in each and every sector, India needs talented young leaders who have had deep exposure to our realities, who understand the challenges and opportunities in diverse environments and have the empathy, skills and determination to create social good. Our future bankers, scientists, bureaucrats, teachers, entrepreneurs and other professionals need this learning experience.
A lot of young people are making a conscious career choice to work in the development sector. However there are many who have not considered their role in social development and therefore can tremendously benefit from an experiential learning program that can help them find their own path to contribute to social change irrespective of whether they choose a career in NGO, businesses or government. Fellowship Design:
India Fellow is a 13-month full-time paid fellowship program that has the following four major aspects: 1] Work Assignment:
Fellows spend most of their time with a reputed, authentic and committed organization working on various social issues. During this, the fellow lives in their work areas, typically rural setups, and works in a specific role. The immersion is a powerful experience for fellows to look inwards as well as understand issues India faces at large. 2] Workshops:
This takes approximately 7 weeks divided into three parts, spread over the duration of 13 months where fellows meet and learn about Project Management, Development Theory & Practice, Design Thinking, Systems Practice and Self-efficacy through Creative methods, Work skills/knowledge and Personal leadership. 3] Constant Engagement:
Throughout the year, fellows document their observations, experiences and insights in the form of monthly blogs and a detailed year-end essay. They engage in regular virtual learning modules, online courses and fundraising to build a holistic understanding of the sector and gaining crucial skill sets. 4] Mentorship:
Every fellow is supported with a mentor who is an expert in their domain and will personally be a philosopher and guide to the fellow in his/her journey. Along with that, the fellowship ecosystem consists of sector leaders, alumni and personnel from various organizations who are constantly available to interact with fellows and enrich their experience. Cost:
While the fellow gets a monthly stipend of Rs. 16,000 INR for living expenses like accommodation, food and travel, he/she in turn, has to fund raise a total amount of 60,000 INR through the 13 months towards their training costs. This is done by the cohort as a collective action initiative with inputs and support from the fellowship team.
Salary: INR 1,75,000 - 2,50,000 P.A. You will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000 in metro cities and Rs. 16,000 everywhere else.
Industry: NGO, Social Services, Regulators, Industry Associations
Functional Area: CSR & Sustainability
Role Category:Senior Management
Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time
Desired Candidate Profile
- You are between 21 to 28 years of age
- You are already a graduate (in any discipline) or will be by October 2019
- You are an Indian citizen or a person of Indian origin
- You are ready for a 13-month full time commitment to the fellowship
UG: Any Graduate
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India Fellow is a 13-month experiential social leadership program for young Indians who work for a year with a grassroots organization on a specific project or a social issue. Along with that, they receive training and mentorship. This experience empower India Fellows to find their own leadership potential, shape their future and make a difference.