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Internship Details

About Internship:

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. Our future bankers, scientists, bureaucrats, teachers, entrepreneurs 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.

The India Fellow is a 13-month full-time paid fellowship program that has the following four major aspects:

1] Training & Workshops: The fellowship has approximately 8 weeks spread over the duration of overall 13 months where the fellows meet at a common point for training. This is divided into 3 parts:-
(i) Induction (20 days) at the start
(ii) Midpoint (13 days) at the end of 6 months
(iii) Travel workshop (10 days) and Endpoint (4 days) at the end

The India Fellow pedagogy is unique. It engages a very strong collective of multiple sector leaders, academicians, practitioners from the development sector and young leaders. The training focus on development theory and practice, leadership skills, program management, organizational development and innovative approaches including design thinking, participatory rural appraisal and systems thinking.

2] Work Assignment with Host Organization: The volume wise biggest chunk of the fellow life will be spent with a reputed, authentic and committed grassroots organization. This can be anywhere across the country on any thematic area.
The fellow will be living in their work area, a rural or an urban setup, and working closely with the organization’s team to understand the social framework and development approach. This powerful experience inculcates sensitivity, deeper understanding and consciousness for the fellow to look inward as well as towards issues India faces at large.

3] Constant Engagement: While working intensively in the field areas, it becomes crucial to maintain a balance in action and reflection.
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.
The fellows also stay in regular touch with the co-fellows and fellowship team over and above their host organization and the community, to peer learn from each other.

4] Mentorship: Every fellow is exposed to a pool of mentors, both from the host organization as well as the fellowship. A mentor is an expert with huge experience in their domain, someone who will be a philosopher and a guide to the fellow in his/her journey.
Along with that, the fellowship ecosystem that consists of trainers, alumni, personnel from various host organizations and the program team are constantly available and interacting with the fellows to enrich the experience as friends and coaches. The mentorship piece helps the fellow build meaningful relationships and influential network for professional growth.

Selection to 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.
3. Those who qualify will be invited for a day of the assessment process and personal interview in one of our centres.
Final selections will be announced by 1st September 2019. Fellowship begins from October, 2019.

- You are between 20 to 28 years of age
- You are already a graduate (in any discipline) or will be by September 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

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Working for a year on a given project with a field-partner organization
2. Attending all India Fellow training and workshops three times in 13 months
3. Fundraising Rs. 60,000 through the year as a collective action
4. Participate in Virtual Learning through online courses and documentation


1. Knowing the country and its hinterlands better
2. Being more self-aware
3. Improved leadership traits
4. A completion certificate at the end
5. Friends for life

No. of Positions


Application Deadline

Apply by: 20th Jul `19


Rs. 16000-20000

About Company

India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program for young Indians that includes working full time on a social issue with a grassroots organization. Meanwhile, the fellows learn through training, mentor-ship and network support. 

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 in the process of getting to know about development challenges. This, we believe, will help them in becoming committed passionate leaders of tomorrow, and in contributing to the development of India.

Know more: http://www.indiafellow.org/

Watch our story on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Yyx7kA3Ac7NuytYYMzSBQ

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