Job Opportunity: IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise

The field of social enterprise offers few opportunities for aspiring practitioners to obtain practical field experience across the full depth and breadth of an enterprise. The IDEX Fellowship is a paid professional development program for recent graduates interested in social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Participants work alongside school owners who serve low-income communities in the Affordable Private School (APS) sector. There are over 90,00 schools in India that are run by entrepreneurs, charge $4-8 in monthly tuition, and serve 40% of India’s children.
Fellows spend 10 months partnering with entrepreneurs to improve and develop business operations within their school. In addition to writing a business plan and preparing an implementation plan, fellows are paired with local organizations for additional assignments in social enterprise.
IDEX offers participants an opportunity to:
„X Obtain exposure to the social enterprise and impact investment sectors
„X Work in partnership with social entrepreneurs and the communities they serve
„X Daily management and strategic development of a dynamic social venture
„X Design and implement a 1-2 year business plan
„X Foster an environment for change through market forces

„X Full-time placement in an Affordable Private School
„X Part-time internship with a second social enterprise
„X Small working groups with other fellows
„X Social enterprise field trips
„X Speaker & conference budget
„X Professional development & mentoring
„X Opportunities for professional development & collaboration.

The IDEX Fellowship is recruiting for its 2013 cohort. The fellowship is open to graduating seniors and those who have recently graduated from an accredited university/college. Candidates should have no more than two years of work experience.

The qualifications for getting accepted into the program are:

  • Bachelor or Masters/Graduate Degree (BS/BA/BBA must obtained prior to start of program);
  • Ability to perform in a high pressure environment;
  • English fluency (written and spoken);
  • Ability to legally work in India for six months (IDEX will provide more information on the business visa application process).
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional work experience;
  • Excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal)

To access more information and submit an application, search for this Fellowship through your MyCC portal.