Indicorps Fellows Program

Deadline: 
March
Disciplines: 
Arts and Humanities
Business
Education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Social Sciences
General Eligibility: 
Senior
Graduate Student
Alumni

 

Indicorps offers one or two-year grassroots service Fellowships for young professionals of Indian origin who want to make a real difference in India.  Fellows are responsible for implementing high impact projects that have been defined by Indicorps and local grassroots organizations to address particular community challenges.

Project Focus Areas include:

  • Community Development
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Children and Youth
  • Entrepreneurship and Employment
  • Science and Technology
  • Arts and Culture

The Indicorps Fellowship is an intense, total immersion leadership program: our approach to development requires a willingness to challenge your base assumptions about development and yourself.  It requires a deep commitment to make a lasting difference and creating positive change within a community.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

Indicorps is looking for passionate, self-motivated changemakers of Indian origin who are committed to public service and have the capability to spearhead a project under challenging circumstances.  Past Fellows have come from a wide range of backgrounds:  from physics PhDs and public health specialists, to investment bankers, classically-trained musicians, community organizers and more.  No matter your level of experience, you must be ready to persevere with maturity, sincerity, and purpose.

Individuals are required to apply specifically to projects of their interest.   Although detailed project descriptions are provided, Fellows will be expected to further shape and expand their projects in collaboration with the organization at which they are serving.  The program requires a minimum commitment of one year, although some projects specifically ask for two-year commitments.

Applicants should:

  • Be of Indian origin (by definition of the Government of India) or Indian citizens.
  • Have at minimum, a university degree or five years equivalent work experience.  Although not mandatory, a few years of work experience in a rigorous setting is highly recommended.
  • Have sufficient English fluency to complete documentation and engage fully at orientation and workshops.
  • Be Visionary, passionate and qualified for their particular project choice.
  • Be willing to commit to Indicorps’ values and approach to grassroots development.
  • Be prepared to step out of their comfort zones.
  • Be low-maintenance, resourceful, flexible.
  • Be willing to respect local dress, customs and diet (many communities are strictly vegetarian).
  • Be respectful of the diversity of religions, cultures and traditions in India.