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3rd Floor, IIT Madras Research Park, Kanagam Road, Taramani,
(Behind Tidel Park, on Old Mahabalipuram Road),
Chennai - 600113.
Bangalore: 638, 7th Cross, 11th Main, Indirananagar, Bangalore - 560008
Do you want to be a catalyst for change? Do you want to use your skills to help others? Do you want to build businesses for the poor?
The Villgro Fellowship gives you a unique opportunity to get started. We are looking for skilled professionals to work closely with social entrepreneurs who are building businesses for the poor. The Fellowship allows you to immerse yourself in a social enterprise and go through a leadership training program that exposes you to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and academics in the field to support your professional and personal growth.
Social entrepreneurs use the power of innovative ideas - such as bee-keeping that increases farm yield or cost-effective anaemia testing machines that prevent maternal mortality - to change the world for the better. These social enterprises often face a shortage of talent in important areas like business development, product design, operations, finance, marketing among others.
After a month of training and induction, the Villgro Fellow will join one of Villgro's portfolio companies as a team member. You will work directly with the entrepreneur, get immersed in the day-to-day activities of building the business and gain first-hand exposure on addressing the needs of the poor.
Through our application and interview process, we assess our applicants' attributes and qualities.
Here is what we look for in our Fellows:
The selection process for the Villgro Fellowship is highly competitive. Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion to apply their expertise to create social change.
Applicants progress through three application stages with eliminations after each phase. By the end of the selection process, we aim to select 10 Fellows. The 2015 Villgro Fellows will begin their Fellowship in July 2015 and continue until June 2016.
You can apply to the Villgro Fellowship through our online application. Our application form asks you to provide your personal information and a short background summary, and three references. To understand you better, we ask you to provide answers to some essay questions that will help you showcase your strengths, passion and commitment to the programme as well as your weaknesses.
At this stage, we ask you to indicate your interests in different sectors that Villgro's entrepreneurs work in. We also ask you to specify your work experience and functional expertise.
Please note that you will be able to log in and save your application at every stage. We do not accept offline applications.
After reviewing your applications carefully, we will create our first shortlist. Roughly a quarter of applicants make it through to this stage.
All those shortlisted will be invited to a telephonic interview. This interview will help us understand you better and help us match you to a role that will suit your skills, interest and passion.
At this final stage, we will now shortlist applicants for specific roles and invite you to interview with us in person or via Skype. This interview will focus on the specific role you are being considered for. We will help you understand the role and the social enterprise and in turn assess your skills and abilities to fit into the role.
We will have conversations with your referees to better understand your previous achievements and experience. Please make sure you list referees who know you well and whose contact details have been verified. We require both email addresses and telephone/mobile contact details of your references.
Based on the above assessment, we will select the Fellowship cohort 2015.
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