The American India Foundation (AIF) Banyan Impact Fellowship 2022

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EligibilityBachelor's degree holders or equivalent
RegionIndia
AwardA stipend to cover accommodation expenses and other benefits
Deadline15-Dec-2022

About the Program

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Last Updated On : 16-11-2022   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

The American India Foundation (AIF) Banyan Impact Fellowship 2022 is an opportunity offered by American India Foundation (a non-profit American organisation working in India) in partnership with Atlas Corps to bachelor's or equivalent degree holders. The selected candidates will get an opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices by serving full-time in the United States for 12 months. The candidates will receive a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.

  • The American India Foundation (AIF) Banyan Impact Fellowship 2022
    Deadline15-Dec-2022
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be a citizen of India
    • be between the age group of 27 to 35 years by the program start date in July 2023
    • have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree
    • have at least 3 years of relevant experience in both for-profit and non-profit social enterprises
    • be proficient in English
    • commit to return to India and work in the social impact sector for at least two years after completing the fellowship 
    Benefits

    The selected candidates will receive a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.

    The selected U.S. track fellows will also get an opportunity to participate in the program on a J-1 Trainee visa and engage in group cultural activities like a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more.

    Documents
    • A government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar card/voter identity card/driving license/PAN card)
    • Passport
    • Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree
    • Work experience certificate
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position by following the below-mentioned steps - 

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read the details carefully.
    Step 2: Navigate to the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of the page and click on it.
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Don't have an account? Register' button and click on it to proceed with the 'Registration Process'.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details and click on the ‘Register’ tab.
    Step 5: Fill in the required details in ‘Atlas Corps Fellowship Application’ and upload the necessary documents.
    Step 6: Navigate to the bottom of the page and review the application form by clicking on the ‘Review’ tab.
    Step 7: Click the ‘Save And Next’ button to complete the application.

Important Dates

Application Start Date – 11th November 2022
Application End Date – 15th December 2022

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria and performance in the interview round.

Terms and Conditions
  • Applicant should be willing to travel and serve full-time for 12 months from July 2023 – July 2024 in the United States.
  • Applicants should be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation.
  • Applicants must commit to return to India and work in the social impact sector for a minimum of two years after completing the fellowship programme.
  • Candidates also need to be an active part of the Fellowship alumni community.
  • Selected candidates will be invited to complete the Banyan Impact Fellowship supplement from December 2022 – February 2023 after their interview round.
  • Atlas Corps will be assisting the selected candidates to obtain a J-1 visa required to travel to the United States for the fellowship.
  • Candidates must commit to be contributing in building the U.S.-India bridges of partnership and understanding.
  • Candidates must be keen to develop community-based inclusion and diveristy.

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