12 Fellowships For Every Graduate Who Is Looking For Some Unique Career Choices!


Fed up with corporate jobs? Don’t want to get into that 9-5 routine? Are you that kind of person who always wanted to do ‘something’ – something for the society, something for the nation? Did you ever think of becoming an active change maker? Are you the one who loves working on challenging situations? Are you the one who wanted to work on ground? Are you the one who is looking for an organising working in that field? Then this is for you. Bringing you the most exciting and unknown fellowships which makes your career path a bit exciting.

1.Young India Fellowship:

The Young India Fellowship (YIF) is a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies. The Fellowship brings together a group of 300 bright young individuals who show exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential from across the country, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change. The aim is to help Fellows become well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and go on to become self-aware leaders with a commitment to public service. The programme is structured around 8 semesters of roughly 5 weeks each. Each semester will have three Perspective Building Courses structured around different subject areas and one or two skill development courses.

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2.Teach for India

Teach For India is a part of ‘Teach for All’ global network. The Teach For India Fellowship program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which the most promising graduates and professionals are placed as full time teachers in under resourced and low income schools. The Fellowship program is rigorous, challenging and provides Fellows an opportunity to develop themselves as leaders and simultaneously transform the lives of the children under their care. Students and professionals with a bachelor’s degree at the time of joining the Fellowship are eligible to apply.

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3.Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament – LAMP:

The LAMP Fellowship provides an opportunity for young Indians to be mentored by a Member of Parliament for a period of 10-11 months, subject to the Parliamentary calendar. The LAMP Fellows work full time with the assigned MP, from the beginning of the Monsoon session to the end of the Budget session of Parliament. Throughout the eleven months, the LAMP Fellow works closely with the MP, providing extensive research support for his/her parliamentary work.

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4.William J Clinton Fellowship:

The Fellowship pairs a selected 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, 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, 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 organisation.

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5.Gandhi Fellowship:

The Fellowship is an intensive 2-year rural residential program that helps talented young people develop the leadership skills necessary for positive change in society. The Fellowship challenges these young people to support primary school headmasters to transform their schools. In the process, Fellows discover what they want to do with their own lives and how to go about converting their ideas into reality. During the 2 years of the Fellowship, the fellows will be assigned 5 schools each.

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6.Azim Premji Fellowship:

The Fellowship is an opportunity for you to explore various dimensions of education. It is a 2-year full-time program, where a fellow will get to understand and experience the realities of rural Government schools. The fellowship involves 5 weeks classroom module to strengthen conceptual understanding of education and 22 months of intense field engagement at the grass roots level in the district institutes of the foundation.

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7.Asia Leadership Fellow Program:

The Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) accepts applications from South Asian Professionals each year. The program provides selected leaders in the region with an opportunity to reside for two months at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, and engage in collaborative and individual research/exchange activities.

To know more visit Asian Fellowship

8.Urban Fellows Program:

The UFP is a fully funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary programme based at the IIHS City Campus in Bangalore. It seeks to combine classroom-based teaching, site-based applied learning, work in live projects, and external internships to introduce learners to diverse forms of urban practice. It is open to recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains.

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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. The 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.

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10.Villgro Fellowship:

Villgro’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence is a 12-month programme designed to give first-time entrepreneurs an opportunity to convert their innovative ideas for a product or service into a social enterprise. Entrepreneurs accepted into the programme receive mentoring, office space and facilities, classroom sessions, monthly stipend, network of service providers and funding for research and prototyping. The programme aims to address the common concerns of social entrepreneurs at the start of their journey and mitigate the risks associated with starting up a social enterprise.

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11.SPARC Fellowship:

Twenty budding young professionals will be working with twenty MPs from across India to support constituency development programs. Over 12 months, an Associate will be working with an assigned MP on constituency related development programs. The scope of work could range from supporting a MP to pilot a self-help group (SHG) program that could employ more women to strategizing on how to spend MP Local Area Development Funds(MPLADS) to create more impact. All programs will be focused on creating a larger development impact

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12.Youth For India

SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India as a CSR activity , in partnership with reputed NGOs. It provides a framework for India’s best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path.

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