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.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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.