American India Foundation's William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

America India Foundation's (AIF) William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in both the US and India.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Fellows serve on an annual basis from September to July with development organizations across India.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident;
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 34 on September 1 - the start date of the program;
  • Have completed an Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program on September 1.

Period of Study

Fellows will be placed in India for variable amounts of time, depending on their placement. Fellows are expected to stay in India for the duration of the Fellowship and are not allowed to leave India. This includes any travel for graduate school or job interviews, family reunions, holidays etc.

Award

For U.S. Fellows, AIF provides a roundtrip ticket from their point of origin to India, along with insurance coverage and a monthly living stipend. For Indian Fellows, AIF provides domestic travel from their hometowns in India, insurance coverage, and a monthly living stipend. Please note that the stipend is not a salary, but a living stipend designed to enable Fellows to volunteer in India. The stipend covers basic living expenses such as rent, meals and incidentals, and local transportation related to a Fellows’ project.

Application

Application materials are available on the AIF Website. Applications open annually in October.

Details

Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English
  • Non English

Duration

  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Professional
  • Public Service

Region

  • Asia

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No