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Internship Details

Why India Fellowship?

Development of India is the 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 India’s broader realities, who understand the challenges and opportunities presented in diverse environments that have the empathy, skills, and determination to create social good. We need to invest in these young leaders and provide them the opportunity to get exposed to India’s social development challenges, explore their role within it and approach the future with the passion and purpose they need to make an impact – on our nation and our world.

Through the 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 their hands dirty, to get to know the development challenges through internship, training and coaching. This we believe will help them in becoming committed and passionate leaders of tomorrow. And in the process contribute a lot to the development of India.

Fellowship Design: The India Fellow program design has 3 prime pieces that fit into each other over the duration of 13 months that the fellow spends on it.

1] Training and Coaching: The fellowship has approximately 6 weeks spread over the duration of overall 13 months where the fellows meet at a common point for training. This is into 4 parts namely

(i) orientation training at the start of the program

(ii) midpoint training at the end of 6 months into the program

(iii) travel workshop in the 10th month, fund-raised by the fellows

(iv) endpoint training after completion of the work assignments with grassroots organizations towards the end of the program

The central theme of them is creative thinking, development work skills/knowledge, and personal leadership. The training is innovative and unique in the learning tools it uses. 

2] Work Assignment with Grassroots Organization: The volume wise biggest chunk of the fellow life will be spent with a reputed, authentic and committed to its vision – grassroots organization working on various social issues. During this, the fellow will be living in their work areas, typically rural setups, and working on a specific role the fellowship and this host organization has discussed and agreed upon for. The immersion with the organization inculcates sensitivities, deeper understanding, and consciousness and is a powerful experience for the fellows to look inwards as well as issues India faces at large. The fellow not only learns but also impacts the organization in myriad ways by bringing their skills and enthusiasm on board. The organization supports the fellow with a monthly stipend of Rs. 15,000 for living expenses.

3] Mentorship: Every fellow from the third month onward for the duration of a year will be assigned a mentor. A mentor is an expert with huge experience in their domain and will personally be a philosopher and guide to the fellow in his/her journey. They are not a part of the fellowship team or NGOs, but independent advisors. Their role will be more geared to the fellow’s development than the fellowship or work assignments. Along with that, the fellowship ecosystem that consists of trainers, alumni, personnel from various host organizations and the program team is constantly available and interacting with the fellows to enrich the experience as friends and coaches.

Selection Process: The selection to the India Fellow program is a 3 step process.

1. Applicants fill a detailed online application form.

2. Shortlisted candidates will go through a telephonic interview with the India Fellow team.

3. Those who qualify after the telephonic interview will be invited for a day of the assessment process and personal interview in one of our centers.

Eligibility:

- You are between 21 to 28 years of age

- You are already a graduate (in any discipline) or will be by July 2018 before fellowship begins

- You are an Indian citizen

- You are ready for a 13-month full-time commitment to the fellowship

- You understand that this is not just a job and will expect you to be engaged 24X7 in the process with the community

- You understand that India Fellow program means you can be placed in any part of the country and in any thematic area


No. of Positions

5

Application Deadline

Apply by: 7th Feb `18

Stipend

Rs. 15000-18000

About Company

India Fellow is an experiential leadership program for young Indians that includes working full time for a year with field partner organiation (FPO) on a specific project or issue together with training, coaching and reflection. Through the 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 their hands dirty to get to know the development challenges through internship, training and coaching. This we believe will help them in becoming committed and passionate leaders of tomorrow. And in the process contribute a lot to the development of India.

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