Program posted by: American India Foundation
Posted on: November 8, 2012
About the Program The American India Foundation (AIF) is happy to announce that the applications are open for AIF's William J Clinton Fellowship class of 2013-2014. Meeting India's goals for sustainable development requires not only hard work and dedication, but also leaders with the firsthand experience and real-world skills to deliver practical, local solutions. The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to impactful change while also strengthening civil society to be more efficient and effective.
The Fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Through ten months of service and fieldwork, Clinton Fellows gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise, honing and harnessing their growing skills as change agents capable of effecting lasting change. Together, Clinton Fellows and development sector leaders form dynamic partnerships to exchange knowledge and skills while sharing their passion and commitment to open new ways of looking at the world – ultimately transforming both the individual and organization.
Building the Next Generation of Global Leaders In its vision to build a lasting bridge between the United States and India, the Fellowship has expanded to incorporate young professional Indians to work side by side with fellows from the US, providing an exciting opportunity for the future leaders of both nations to strengthen ties in service to the underprivileged, leading to an ever-greater platform for collaborative learning and impacting our communities in deeper and more profound ways.
The Fellowship creates a community of socially engaged, global citizens who represent the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni of the program are leaders in international development, academia, journalism, business, entrepreneurship, public health, and other fields. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining a long-term agenda dedicated towards change in India.
AIF Clinton Fellowship offers the opportunity to capable candidates from India and the US to work on tangible and sustainable projects in the social and developmental sector in India. The Fellows are matched (on the basis of their interest and experience) with and placed at credible and high impact organizations in the social sector for a duration of 10 months where they will work on scalable and sustainable projects. The William J. Clinton Fellowship provides a prestigious platform to develop the skills, resources and the network needed to become the next generation of leaders with a social conscience.
The Fellowship is fully funded and provides a living stipend and covers all costs associated with travel to the placement.
Eligibility The Fellowship program welcomes diversity in the program, so you could be a working professional looking for a change or break in your career and looking to serve society, or you could be a recent graduate trying to find your career or a researcher looking for the opportunity to get some hands on experience in the field.
The applicant should be between 21 years- 34 years of age. The applicant must be a US citizen, or an Indian citizen, or a US Permanent Resident. The applicant should have completed their Undergraduate/Bachelor's Degree before the start of the Fellowship on September 1, 2013.
What we are looking for The Fellow should demonstrate a deep interest, passion, and commitment toward social and economic development in India, The Fellow must have a strong set of technical skills that they can offer NGOs or Social Enterprises in India, The Fellow should demonstrate potential for leadership, he or she must be willing to be entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative.
Deadline: February 18th, 2013 For further information and enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com
Interested candidates should apply online at the following site: www.aifclintonfellowship.org/apply