Fellowship Opportunity – Young Professional at IFSLP in Chandigarh

Website India Fellow Social Leadership Program (IFSLP)

Inviting applications to work at the grassroots and know your country better

Last Date: 31st January 2023

About us: India Fellow is an 18-month social leadership program for young professionals from various walks of life, willing to live and work alongside some really remote and marginalized communities. In the process, you find your leadership potential to bring change. It is an experiential journey to immerse in the social realities of our country and be your best version to build a better future.

In the last 12 years, we have had 221 fellows from varied academic and professional backgrounds who have worked across the country with our on-ground partner organizations in rural and urban areas. Fellows have been solving complex problems using frameworks in Project Management, Organizational Development, Design Thinking, Systems Practice, Technology for Good, Strategic Communication and Policy Advocacy. In the past, we have been fortunate to be supported by ICICI Foundation, Tata Trusts, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, InfoEdge Pvt. Ltd. (Naukri.com),WaterAid India, and Human Capability Foundation.


India Fellow has the following four major aspects:

1] Working with Communities: You will spend most of your time (16.5 months) working at grassroots with leading social organizations committed to bring positive change. This can be anywhere across the country. You will live in yourwork area, typically a rural or a peri-urban setup, and understand the complexities at that level.

2] Training: India Fellow has 45 days of residential training, spread across the duration of 18 months. This is divided into 3 parts of 15 days each at the start, middle and end of the journey. The India Fellow pedagogy is unique; it engages a strong collective of various leaders, academicians, social scientists and practitioners. Training happens in Udaipur, Delhi, Bhuj, Himalayan belt, and Sundarbans amongst other locations.

3] Constant engagement: Throughout the duration, you will document your observations, experiences and insights; engage in intense blended learning modules, and group online courses for certification and fundraising to build a holistic understanding of development and gain crucial skill sets.

4] Mentor-ship: You will be exposed to a pool of mentors, who are experts with deep experience in their domain. Along with that, the fellowship ecosystem consists of facilitators, alumni and experienced professionals who are available to interact with you to enrich your experience.

Selection Process:

  • Participate in a short telephonic conversation with an alum
  • Respond to a situation judgment test online
  • Attend the assessment day (group activities and personal interview)
  • The final cohort will be announced by March 2023. Fellowship begins on 10th April 2023


  • You are between 20 to 30 years of age
  • You are ready for an 18-month full-time commitment to the fellowship
  • You understand that you will be expected to engage 24*7 with the fellowship
  • You are already a graduate (in any discipline) or will be by April 2023
  • You understand that you can be placed in any part of the country and in any thematic area

Why India Fellow?

Development of India is the responsibility of everyone. Our belief is that in each and every sector, India needs talented young leaders who have had deep exposure to India’s broader realities, who understand the challenges and opportunities presented in diverse environments; and have the empathy, skills and determination to create social good. Our future bankers, scientists, bureaucrats, teachers, entrepreneurs need this learning experience. We believe that this will help them become committed and passionate leaders of tomorrow, and in process, contribute to the development of India.

To apply for this job please visit www.indiafellow.org.