2015 LDIAfrica Emerging Institutions Summer Fellowship Program for Young Business & Development Professionals from around the World.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP)( Africa Fellowship) provides hands-on service opportunities for young business and development professionals from around the world at Africa’s leading for-profit and nonprofit firms. It is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale

Who are Emerging Institution Fellows?

  • Fellows come to the EIFP with a diverse set of backgrounds and skills set.
  • At a minimum, all fellows are required to have an undergraduate degree, a commitment to excellence, and be fluent in English.
  • Host organizations may also designate other specific skill requirements for their Fellows. Other requirements include:
  • Two to ten years of professional experience
  • MBA candidate or early to mid-level professional with interest in/familiarity with emerging markets
  • Professional background in business, management consulting, strategy, finance, and social enterprise and international development.
  • Interest in building a career in Africa after the fellowship

Benefits of Emerging Institutions Fellows

  • LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work particularly in the financial and investment industries across Africa.
  • Partners range from mid-level to large global institutions; with capital investment of $200,000 and above.
  • While working with their organization, Fellows enjoy the following benefits and more;
  • Experience the growth of Africa’s most innovative businesses Exposure to emerging markets Paid positions, housing and travel Training and professional development opportunities Potential consulting, employment and seed capital investment after fellowship Entry into the global LDI Africa network

Application Process:

Application Process

1. Apply:

Download and complete the application essay.  Email the completed form with your resume, a cover letter and two (2) letters of recommendation to apply@ldiafrica.org

2. Letters of Recommendation:

LDI Africa requires you to provide the contact information of two references on the References form in your essay document. If your application is shortlisted for the preliminary interviews, two letters of recommendation from these individuals who know you in a professional capacity and can write about your skills and experiences as well as your potential for success an LDI Africa Fellow will be asked from you.

3. Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Phone interviews will be conducted with semi-finalists. Host organizations will conduct Skype video interviews with selected finalists. Host organizations will make their final recommendations to LDI Africa and LDI Africa will notify the selected candidates.


Application Timeline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship

April 1, 2015:    Applications open
May 31, 2015:    Applications close
June 1, 2015 – June 14, 2015:    LDI Africa conducts preliminary applicant interviews
June 17, 2015 –  June 19, 2015:    Host organizations are sent shortlisted applicants
June 22, 2015 – Jul 20, 2015:    Host organizations interview shortlisted applicants
Jul 27, 2015:    Host organizations return signed contracts of selected Fellows
Aug 11, 2015 – Aug 12, 2015 :    Host organizations orientation
Aug 13, 2015 – Aug 14, 2015:    Fellow orientation
Aug 17, 2015 – Aug 31, 2015 :     Fellows secure travel, insurance, and visas
Sep 1, 2015:    Fellows on the ground/begin their assignments

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 LDIAfrica Emerging Institutions Summer Fellowship Program


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