IDEX Fellowships 2020 for Social Intrapreneurs: Apply by Sep 30

IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World!
This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first-hand experience of working in one of India’s most popular and vibrant social enterprise destinations, Bangalore.
Fellows choose a sector of their interest such as Education, Health, Environment and Energy, Women’s Empowerment, Livelihoods, Impact Investing etc., to base their full-time placement with an organisation for 6 months in India.
The program is committed to helping fellows make the transition to social enterprise practitioner by enabling immersive learning experiences and having them ideate, develop, prototype and test solutions in an environment that encourages co-creation and collaboration, all while also learning from peers, resident mentors and sector experts.

Fellowship Details
  • 3 Week Virtual Orientation + 1 Week Field Orientation to induct you into India’s social sector and prepare you for the next six month field experience
  • 24 Weeks Social Enterprise Placement in India where your professional growth will be matched by personal growth while equipping you with the right tools to excel
  • Supported with relevant and progressive Professional Development Learning Labs covering themes of human-centred Design, Resource Mobilization, Communications Strategies and Impact Assessment
  • Capacity Building Workshops & Meetings led by Subject Matter Experts and Mentors-in-Residence who are seasoned professionals and thought leaders in their respective fields

Ideal Candidate
IDEX seeks seeking young professionals (ages 21-35) who have a proven track record of leadership and are seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for under-served populations. IDEX Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills.  Ideal candidates will possess:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience
  • Proven track record of leadership responsibilities
  • A passion and desire to work in emerging markets and use social enterprise principles to solve global issues
  • An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource-constrained environments

Tuition For The January ’20 Fellowship Program : $2,950.
The tuition covers:
  • 3-week virtual orientation
  • India field orientation (lodging + meals for all 4 days)
  • Housing in Bangalore for 1st month of fellowship term
  • Monthly Transportation Stipend of $125 (approx. INR 8500) for the 6 months of fellowship term (prorated for the first and last months)
  • Monthly mentoring/capacity building workshops during fellowship
  • Networking events
  • 1:1 Mentoring sessions during fellowship
  • Curated curriculum
  • Full-time support staff & field managers (barring weekends/National Holidays)
Tuition does not cover:
  • Application Fee
  • Travel to/from India
  • Transportation to/from the airport
  • Passport or Business visa cost
  • Housing in Bangalore from 2nd month of fellowship term onwards
  • Living expenses during the fellowship

IDEX is a tuition-based fellowship program, however, through funding from generous sponsors, IDEX is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to select candidates for use towards program tuition.
With each succeeding cycle, we’ve been reviewing many more applications. We follow the first-come-first-considered approach when reviewing applications. This means that your chances of acceptance and a greater scholarship award for the fellowship program are higher the sooner you apply and can avail preferred payment plans. 
We actively encourage you to ensure you apply for our generous scholarship awards as applies to you, the IDEX Scholarship (Men and Women) and   InvestWISE Scholarship (Women only).

How to apply
The application form is given here.

Important Dates
  • Early Bird Application Deadline: 31st August 2019
  • Application Deadline: 30th September 2019
  • Fellowship Start Date: 6th January 2020
  • Fellowship End Date: 26th June 2020

Click here for the official website.