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Volunteer In India Through AIF

Press Release
01/24/2008

The American India Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2008-2009 Service Corps Fellowship.  The Fellows will serve with Indian NGOs from September 2008 to June 2009.

About the Service Corps Fellowship

The  Service Corps Fellowship builds bridges between America and India through the exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources. Every year, AIF sends approximately 25 outstanding young American professionals to work for ten months with leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India. The program builds the capacity of Indian NGOs, while developing American leaders with a deep connection to India and an understanding of Indian civil society.

Since its inception, AIF's Service Corps Fellowship has sent 169 Fellows to serve with over 70 NGOs, with the primary focus of improving livelihoods, enhancing primary education, promoting public health and human rights.

About the American India Foundation

AIF works to accelerate social and economic change in India.  By mobilizing people and resources across the United States, AIF has invested in over 90 NGOs in India.  AIF awards grants to improve education, livelihood, and public health projects in India, with a specific emphasis on promoting elementary education, empowering women, and combating HIV/AIDS.  More information at www.aif.org

Application Criteria

Fellows are selected from a competitive pool of applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds.

Fellows are required to:

    * Have demonstrated a strong interest in India's development sector
    * Be between the ages of 21 and 35 on September 1, 2008
    * Have achieved an undergraduate degree prior to starting the program
    * Be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

 Fellows are preferred to:

    * Have prior work experience or a graduate degree
    * Have worked/lived in a developing country

Application Process

Online Application Deadline:  February 1, 2008
Decision Notification to candidates:  April 2008

Fellowship Support

    * Pre-screened host organization and mentor
    * Modest monthly stipend for living, housing, food and transport
    * Supplemental health insurance coverage
    * Travel expenses to and from India
    * Orientation in India and ongoing training

 
To apply

Complete the online application at http://www.aif.org

For more information

Contact Yael Gottlieb at sc@aif.org
 



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