2020 AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India for U.S. or Indian Citizens
Deadline: January 20, 2020.
Applications are open for the AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India 2020-21.
The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.
AIF’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, interdisciplinary, experiential learning program that places young professionals in service with development organizations in India. AIF selects, trains, and supports Fellows through professional development and mentoring during their ten months of service. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.
Fellowship applicants must:
- Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident;
- Be between 21 and 34 years of age by September 1, 2020;
- Have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher by September 1, 2020.
- While the program is highly competitive, development work is by nature interdisciplinary and requires teams with diverse skill sets. They encourage candidates from all fields, disciplines, and sectors to apply. They welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience.
- Whatever one’s field maybe, a candidate should demonstrate a deep interest, passion, and commitment to social and economic development in India.
- Candidates must show humility and an eagerness to learn within a cross-cultural context.
- Ideal candidates possess strong professional skills, relevant volunteer or other practical experience, and applicable academic credentials or training.
- They show a potential for leadership and are entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative in finding solutions and navigating unknown organizational and cultural environments.
- Candidates must be flexible and adaptable and possess an exceptional ability to build meaningful relationships across cultures in the social development space.
- Sensitivity and ability to work with vulnerable communities, as well as humility and passion to acquire new skills informally and “learn by doing” while on the project, are essential for a successful Fellowship.
- Although proficiency in an Indian language other than English is not required to apply, it is encouraged. Language skills may be considered for suitable on-site placements.
- For U.S. Fellows, AIF provides a roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India, along with insurance coverage, emergency support, and a monthly living stipend.
- For Indian Fellows, AIF provides domestic travel from their hometowns in India, insurance coverage, emergency support, and a monthly living stipend.
- A living allowance designed to enable Fellows to volunteer in India.
- The stipend covers basic living expenses such as rent, meals and incidentals, and local transportation-related to a Fellow’s project.
OFFICIAL LINK: https://aif.org/fellowship/fellowship-application/