Applications for the Villgro Fellowship 2013 now Open

13th Apr 2013
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For those who want to rewrite their lifescript.

If your desire to make a difference to the world was somehow lost in your search for a stable career, here is your chance to rediscover it. The Villgro Fellowship is an opportunity to take a break from your script and experiment with an alternative career.

On the one hand is the social entrepreneur, who is always short of critical human resources. On the other hand is the mid-career professional, who always wonders how his or her skills could be used for something larger than just making money. Well, the Villgro Fellowship is that magical bridge that connects these two worlds.

The Villgro Fellowship aims to cultivate a pipeline of future leaders who have the social commitment and leadership and operational skills to contribute to the development of villages in India though principles of social entrepreneurship while filling a critical talent gap within Villgro’s incubatee companies. The Fellowship is a one-year program that immerses Fellows in field work with social enterprises and exposes them to leadership training to support their professional growth.

Over the last 5 years, 29 fellows have passed through the Fellowship program. 62% of them have stayed back in the social sector to pursue their interest as a career.

What is the Villgro Fellowship?

Villgro works with social entrepreneurs who are transforming rural India with innovative ideas such as Bee-Keeping that increases farm yield and financial returns for farmers, Cost-effective anaemia testing machines to prevent maternal mortality, to name a few.

Through the fellowship you get an opportunity to apply your skills, mind and energy to problems of the poor. A unique opportunity to be part of solving some of these pressing problems, using innovation and enterprise. You will work very closely with a social entrepreneur and develop an in-depth understanding of innovation and social entrepreneurship. You will also be part of a transformative leadership development program that will hone your skills and personality.

Who can be a Villgro Fellow?

If you are passionate about using your professional skills for social impact and have 3 plus years of experience in any of the following areas – Strategic Planning, Finance and Accounting, HR, Sales and Marketing, IT and Operations this could be the program for you.

For more details and to apply please visit: http://villgro.org/fellowship-

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