Each year, the IDEX Global Fellows Program invites a select number of individuals to take part in six-months of intrapreneurial leadership training across India. Fellows gain emerging market experience while working hands on with socially-focused enterprises who deliver high impact solutions in local and global communities.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications to be eligible for the IDEX Fellowship:
Bachelor or Masters/Graduate Degree (BS/BA/BBA must be obtained prior to start of program);
Ability to perform in a high pressure environment;
English fluency (written and spoken);
Ability to legally work in India for six months (IDEX will provide more information on the business visa application process).
Minimum of 1-3 years of professional work experience;
Excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal).
Every year aspiring social leaders from across the world apply to become one of the next IDEX Fellows. After a competitive application process, we invite the most promising candidates to become part of our next cohort of social intrapreneur leaders.
During the Fellowship
During the six-month fellowship cycle, IDEX fellows work full-time with a social enterprise partner (in India), in addition to completing IDEX’s Intrapreneur Leadership Training.
After the Fellowship program, IDEX Fellows continue to pursue social impact careers, with 90% of alumni currently working with socially progressive enterprises such as Gray Matters Capital, Calvert Foundation, Commonwealth Ventures, Bridge International Academies, Ashoka, Omidyar Network, and Unltd India.
- IDEX estimates that fellows living expenses, while in India, will average $250- $400 USD per month based on the city placement. Fellows will receive a modest monthly living stipend (approx. $100-$150 USD/month) towards the fellow’s cost of living expenses.
- The amount of the monthly stipend will be based on the cost of living in the fellow’s placement city. Please note the monthly stipends are intended to reduce a portion of the fellow’s living expenses but are not intended to cover all estimated monthly living expenses.
Tuition for the 2015 Global Fellows Program is $3,500 USD. Tuition is payable prior to program orientation.
Tuition covers all educational expenses of the program, including:
All educational modules including leadership programs, development plans, academic mentoring, and professional development.
Pre-departure Virtual Training
Lodging for the fellow training and orientation, in addition to all meals and and transportation from field training location to the fellow’s permanent placement city.
Monthly capacity building sessions
IDEX 20/30 Curriculum (includes print and mobile app version) and supporting materials
IDEX Field Support Staff
Post-fellowship support and Alumni network opportunities
Tuition does not cover:
Tuition does not cover airfare or travel to/from placement city, visa costs or daily living expenses during program such as food or utilities.
Daily living expenses, such as food, utilities and other miscellaneous expenses.
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