Deadline: January 15, 2018 (11:59 pm PST).​

If you seek challenge, thrive in unstructured environments, and enjoy independent problem-solving, this is the program for you. If you’re a person looking to gain hands-on experience and a unique glimpse of what working in the Indian development sector looks like, then this is the program for you. If you’re looking to learn about a very different aspect of development work and India, and you’re willing to let this guide you beyond your time of service, then you should consider applying. If you are eager to stretch beyond your current professional strengths and skills, and apply them in different projects and fields, then this is the program for you. If you are committed to service and believe in the value of supporting others to achieve their goals, and if you’re willing to be challenged beyond what you can conceive of, you are in the right place
We seek applicants from a variety of backgrounds, both professionally and personally.

Candidates should demonstrate a deep interest, passion, and commitment to social and economic development in India. Candidates must show humility and an eagerness to learn within a cross-cultural context. Ideal candidates possess strong professional skills, relevant volunteer or other practical experience, and applicable academic credentials or training. They show a potential for leadership and are entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative in finding solutions and navigating unknown environments.

Candidates must be flexible and adaptable, and possess exceptional ability to build meaningful relationships across cultures in the social development space. A sensitivity and ability to work with vulnerable communities, as well as the humility and passion to “learn by doing” is essential.

Although proficiency in an Indian language is not required to apply, it is highly desirable.

The application is a high competitive, multi-stage process consisting of an online application; a phone conversation, an in-person interview, and a competitive matching process for short-listed candidates.


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.


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, 2018;
  • Have completed an Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program on September 1, 2018.


AIF is partnering with FluidReview for the application process. Once you click on “Start Application” below, you will be forwarded to https://aiffellowship.fluidreview.com to begin your online application.
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