American India Foundation offers AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2024 Apply Online


AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2024 – The American India Foundation’s (AIF’s) Banyan Impact Fellowship is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the U.S. in service with development organizations in India.


About AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship 2024

  • Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development.
  • The VLI is an online leadership development program that focuses on the three themes of developing self, developing others, and leading movements, while also strengthening connections between the AIF Fellows and the global Atlas Corps Community. This five-month online program includes sessions with keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with U.S. organizations and leaders. Participants, also known as Scholars, will also work on individual leadership projects that benefit the communities or organizations where the Scholars work.
  • The fellowship is hosted in India.


Important Dates

  • Accepting applications from:  Nov 2 2023 09:00 AM (EDT) to Feb 29 2024 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Program Dates: October 1, 2024 – July 31, 2025.


Who are the Fellows?

  • AIF selects, trains, and places these individuals directly with partnering implementation organizations across India
  • Fellows serve through contributing their efforts and skills to developing ongoing initiatives, as well as strategizing new projects for the host organizations


Eligibility Criteria

  • The Fellowship recruits consist of young professionals from India and the U.S., between 21 to 35 years of age, with diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Applicants must be either U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, or Indian Citizens.
  • They must have completed at least an undergraduate degree before the program starts and must be willing and able to serve on the ground in India for the full duration of the program. They must be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the program.


Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must bring both skills and experience, as well as an eagerness to learn with host communities on the ground.
  • Applicants must be willing to learn a local language if required for the project. 
  • Applicants must be committed to enriching learning opportunities for the fellowship community and positively contribute to building U.S.-India bridges of understanding and partnership during their time of service and after.

For more details and to apply, please visit the official website