Now accepting applications for the Regional Fellows Programs in East Africa, Pakistan and India!

By Sasha Dichter on July 15, 2013

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the next class of the Acumen Fellows Program in East Africa, in Pakistan, and for the very first time in India! Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply!

After launching the first Regional Fellows Program in East Africa in 2011, we’ve since started a second program in Pakistan, received over 1,500 applications, and trained nearly 60 Fellows. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our third program in India this year, and plan to continue opening new programs in each region where Acumen operates.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for up to 20 passionate leaders for each program who are committed to developing innovative solutions to alleviate poverty and who have what it takes to become the social change leaders that the world needs today. Selected Fellows must be from the region of the program they are applying for.

What are the programs?  
Each one-year leadership training program runs from January 2014 to December 2014. Each program is structured like an executive MBA where Fellows remain in their current jobs and meet for four multi-day seminars with world-class trainers and complete two collaborative projects.

Why should you apply?
Throughout the fellowship year, Fellows participate in world-class trainings led by organizations such as IDEO.org and Cambridge Leadership Associates. Fellows gain access to Acumen’s extensive community of advisors, peer organizations, and join an extraordinary cohort of fellow leaders, working across sectors. On graduation, all Fellows become part of a global Alumni network that they can leverage for support and collaboration.

How do I apply?
The first step is an online application – followed by a phone interview, and an in-person group interview for shortlisted candidates. Online applications will be accepted until Monday 23 September 2013 at 5:00 PM GMT. Late submissions will not be considered. Click here to apply now to be an Acumen Fellow in East AfricaPakistan or India!

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