For 20 years, the American India Foundation (AIF) has been sending a cohort of dedicated young people on a journey of service for impact, building a “living bridge” between India and the US. At the cusp of the program’s third decade, AIF is seizing the moment to rebrand the program to reflect the mission, vision, and values moving into the next decade of action. We are thrilled to announce that the AIF Clinton Fellowship is now the AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship.
The Banyan Impact Fellowship is a fully-funded, interdisciplinary experiential learning program that places young professionals from India and the US in service with communities across India. Through collaboration and capacity-building, Fellows and local communities exchange knowledge and skills to steer projects that advance social and economic development. Fellows learn about grassroots development and inclusive leadership through fieldwork, mentorship, and conferences over the course of the program.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Open to US citizens, US permanent residents or Indian citizens aged 21-35, with a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in hand by November 1st, 2021. We encourage candidates from all disciplines to apply.
Fully funded program that trains, supports, and places Fellows with communities in India for service projects. AIF provides professional development through mentorship, workshops, and thematic conferences throughout the program. Fellows receive comprehensive insurance coverage, access to a private counselor, and 24/7 emergency support. AIF offers support for Fellows with disabilities who require special accommodations and/or assistive technology to participate. All program-related travel, visa support, and international airfare is covered by AIF. Fellows enjoy access to a global network of 500+ Alumni.