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Social Sector Fellowships Accepting Applications Right Now Or Very Soon!

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AIF CLINTON FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: 10 months, full-time

  • Eligibility: United States or Indian citizens aged 21-34 having a bachelor’s degree

  • Format: Volunteer service program that matches fellows with development organizations

  • Applications Open: October

THE ANTARA FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: One year (with a possibility of a full-time role post the fellowship)

  • Eligibility: Bachelors’ degree in any field, 0-3 years’ experience, strong analytical and presentation skills, excellent communication (written and oral, in English and Hindi), ability to work in a team environment

  • Format: Fellows are placed in Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh in one of our maternal and child health field programmes. They work alongside Programme Officers to support intervention design, implementation, monitoring, communication, and so on; tasks are assigned based on programme needs and the fellow’s interest and skills, and involve working closely with the community and government

  • Applications Open: Open year-round

ART OF LIVING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  • Duration: One year, full-time

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students

  • Format: Interns are involved in educating the underprivileged and engaging in slum development activities

  • Applications Open: Open year-round

ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: Three years (plus life-long membership)

  • Eligibility: Entrepreneurs with a new system changing idea that addresses pertinent social or environmental issues

  • Format: Fellows receive a stipend for the three year period to work on their initiative full-time. They also receive access to a network of like-minded social entrepreneurs, wellbeing support, peer-learning opportunities, and so on

  • Applications Open: Open year-round

ASHOKA YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS

  • Duration: One year (plus life-long membership)

  • Eligibility: Under 20 years of age, founder/co-founder of an initiative that is addressing social or environmental issues at the community level

  • Format: Young Changemakers receive mentorship, access to curated opportunities, media support, leadership training, invitations to Ashoka events and programmes; and are expected to lead local-level initiative to empower young people

  • Applications Open: Open year-round

AZIM PREMJI FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: Two years, full-time

  • Eligibility: 4-10 years’ work experience; degree in any discipline; proficiency in English and one of Hindi, Kannada, Tamil or Telugu; below 35 years of age

  • Format: Fellows teach in government schools in rural India to develop an understanding of the ground realities of the public education system

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

CSIP RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: 9 months

  • Eligibility: Individuals or small groups with several years of professional research experience, based full-time in India, who have the capacity to undertake rigorous research during the fellowship period and produce a working paper of publishable quality

  • Format: Fellows will conduct research related to Indian philanthropy and giving trends, attending monthly calls, and participating in three online workshops to develop your skills in background research, literature review, data collection methods, analysis, and writing; at the end of the fellowship, fellows are expected to produce an 8,000-word high-quality working paper to be published on CSIP’s website

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: One year, part-time

  • Eligibility: Interest in implementing solutions to climate change

  • Format: A one-year immersive programme for 20 fellows, based on a mentor-mentee framework (Track 1: Fellows willing to commit to a 1 year fully residential fellowship; Track 2: Fellows who are advanced in their careers and continue to work will have their curriculum and mentorship experience made flexible and customised to their availability)

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

FELLOWSHIP FOR CLIMATE ACTION

  • Duration: One year, part-time

  • Eligibility: Interest in implementing solutions to climate change

  • Format: A one-year immersive programme for 20 fellows, based on a mentor-mentee framework (Track 1: Fellows willing to commit to a 1 year fully residential fellowship; Track 2: Fellows who are advanced in their careers and continue to work will have their curriculum and mentorship experience made flexible and customised to their availability)

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

HEAD HELD HIGH FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: Eight months, plus two months training in Tumkur, Karnataka

  • Eligibility: 18-30 years of age; Indian or international citizen

  • Format: Fellows’ primary responsibility is to work as trainers delivering the HHH transformative programme to rural youth at partner centres

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

iCFDR FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: 12 months

  • Eligibility: Final year students, graduates, and working professionals (21 years or above age)

  • Format: 12 hours a week: Seven hours on weekends, and five hours through the week

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

KANTHARI SCHOLARSHIP

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Eligibility: Kanthari is for people who have decided to start an organisation or nonprofit to make a difference, welcoming applicants (minimum 22 years of age) who have overcome significant life challenges and carry a plan for social change because of that, and who have a basic understanding of spoken and written English along with computer skills

  • Format: Experiential—a seven month residential programme in Kerala with a five act curriculum, followed by five months of remote mentorship support

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

NAROPA FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: One year

  • Eligibility: A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline

  • Format: This programme is aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of Ladakh and the Himalayan region

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

PUNJAB YOUTH LEADERS PROGRAM

  • Duration: Two years

  • Eligibility: Below 35 years of age; work experience of at least two years

  • Format: Fellows work towards improving the learning and governance in government primary schools in Punjab

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

SECOND CHANCE FELLOWSHIP FOR PRISON REFORMATION

  • Duration: One year

  • Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree in criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, law (or associated fields), learning attitude and aptitude for problem-solving, ability to communicate emphatically without judgement, and high emotional resilience

  • Format: Fellows will work in Indian prisons and hold workshops and sessions on topics such as prevention of gender-based violence, access to justice, conflict management, and so on; and design projects with peer prisoner fellows which will be incubated

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

TEACH FOR INDIA FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: Two years

  • Eligibility: Indian citizen/foreign national of Indian origin; bachelor’s degree; fluency in English

  • Format: Fellows serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in under-served schools

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now

YLAC COUNTER SPEECH FELLOWSHIP

  • Duration: Two months (part-time 3-4 hours every alternate weekend)

  • Eligibility: Students in grades 8-12, and aged 13-18 years

  • Format: Fellows run feeds on Instagram on their selected social themes using visual storytelling with the aim of creating awareness, leading action and extending support

  • Applications Open: Accepting Now



Appendix:

[1] https://idronline.org/fellowships/

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