India Fellow Social Leadership Program


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India Fellow Social Leadership Program 2024 – Applications are invited from motivated candidates for India Fellow Social Leadership Program 2024. India Fellow is a transformative social leadership program for young Indians, who are ready to immerse in grassroots realities. It is a unique journey of self discovery and finding one’s true calling This experience will empower India Fellows to find their own leadership potential, shape their futures and make a difference


Important Dates

  • We will accept online applications for our 17th cohort from 15th May to 15th August 2024.
  • Fellowship Commences – 12th November 2024
  • Fellowship Completes – 19th April 2026


India Fellow Fellowship Design

The India Fellow design has four prime pieces that fit into each other seamlessly over the full-time duration of 18 months

Working At Grassroots: Fellows spend most of their time working at grassroots with an organization committed to bring social change. This can be anywhere across the country and in any theme. The fellow lives in their work area, typically a rural or a peri-urban setup. They work with people, team and mentors to understand the complexities. This powerful experience inculcates sensitivity, consciousness and a deeper understanding of the social issues India faces.

Training: India Fellow has 8 weeks of residential training, spread across the duration of 18 months. It is mandatory for all the fellows to come together at a common place for these. This is divided into four parts, every six months into the journey – induction, midpoint, travel workshop and endpoint. The India Fellow pedagogy is unique. It takes the fellow from knowledge to wisdom. Additionally, it engages a strong collective of varied sector leaders, academicians, researchers and practitioners.

Mentorship: Every fellow is exposed to a pool of mentors, both from the host organization as well as the fellowship’s own network. A mentor is an expert in their domain, someone who would be a philosopher and a guide to the fellow. Along with that, the fellowship ecosystem consists of facilitators and alumni from various walks of life. Fellows get to meet them during offline and online training. This helps the fellow build meaningful relationships and an influential network for professional growth. Here’s a bit about our mentors.

Continuous Learning: To ensure a balance between action and reflection, throughout the 18 months, fellows document their observations, experiences and insights as blogs/vlogs/podcasts. There are virtual sessions with mentors, online courses and collective fundraising. All this builds a holistic understanding of the civil society action and develops crucial skills. We have designed this component in such a way that the fellows can leverage every opportunity to learn with peers.


Stipend To Fellow

For the duration when the fellow works with the host organization, the organizations pay them a stipend, which is basically to cover the living expenses of the fellow. To keep parity, this amount is as follows:-

  • For rural areas, if the organization provides accommodation (some organizations have their field offices and/or guest house where you can stay) the stipend is INR 15,000 per month. If the organization does not provide accommodation then the stipend is INR 18,000 per month
  • For metropolitan areas of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Hyderabad, the stipend is INR 17,000 and 22,000 respectively with and without accommodation


Eligibility Criteria

  • You are between 20 to 30 years of age
  • You have completed graduation (in any discipline) or will complete before the fellowship begins
  • You are ready for an 18-month full time commitment
  • You understand that this will expect you to be engaged 24×7 with the local community
  • You understand that you can be placed in any part of India and in any thematic area
  • You have read, understood and align with the philosophy and values of fellowship


Application Form

  • Eligible candidates can apply online on


Step to Selection 

  • Application : The application gathers all primary information about the applicant. Most answers are subjective and we need you to answer them after careful consideration.
  • Telephonic Conversation : Once you clear the application round, we would like to have a phone call with you for 15- 20 minutes to understand you better and help you know more about the program.
  • Assessment Day : Everyone who clears the above rounds makes it to the assessment day. Here applicants take part in group activities and sit down with our team one on one for a personal interview
  • Kindly Note: If you go past the assessment day, we extend an invite to you to join the fellowship. You can then deliberate on it to accept or reject it and let us know.

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