The Villgro Fellowship is a one year program that builds social leaders. The program has been established by Villgro in lines with its mission of empowering rural development by identifying and incubating innovative social enterprises. In the last 3 years, 14 Villgro Fellows have brought sustainable change in the lives of the rural poor.
Vision: The Villgro Fellowship aims to cultivate a pipeline of future leaders, who have the social commitment, leadership and operational skills to bring about sustainable change in rural India, using principles of social entrepreneurship, while filling a critical talent gap within Villgro’s incubatee companies.
Who can apply?
Passionate professionals who want to apply their skills to practical solutions to create social impact. They have worked (usually but not a mandatory condition) in one or more of the following functions – Strategic Planning, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and marketing, design, IT and Operations.
Post Fellowship, Villgro Fellows have gone on to:
- Work for social enterprises
- Study entrepreneurship and policy in schools such as Wharton, MIT, John Hopkins
- Consult social enterprises
Application process and selection process:
Visit www.villgro.org for details.
Application deadline – May 20th 2011
Fellowship start date – September 12th 2011
Fellowship expenses and travel:
Villgro will provide Rs 25,000/- per month to cover housing, meals and incidental costs. In addition travel costs from your current location to Chennai and back by the shortest route will be reimbursed. Travel costs for Villgro related meetings during the fellowship will also be reimbursed by Villgro.
Also… are you interested in an opportunity to intern with the Villgro Fellows Program in Chennai? Check out this job description!