Applications are Open for the IDEX Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs (Scholarships are Available)

IDEX Is Developing The Next Wave Of “Social Intrapreneurs” Who Will Support, Lead And Advance The Work Of Socially-Focused Enterprises Around The World!

This Fellowship is for young professionals (21 – 35 years old) from across the globe who want to deep dive into the social impact sector and get first hand experience of working in one of India’s most popular and vibrant social enterprise destinations, Bangalore.

Fellows choose a sector of their interest such as Education, Health, Environment and Energy, Women’s Empowerment, Livelihoods, Impact Investing etc., to base their full-time placement with an organisation for 6 months in India.

The program is committed to helping fellows make the transition to social enterprise practitioner by enabling immersive learning experiences and having them ideate, develop, prototype and test solutions in an environment that encourages co-creation and collaboration, all while also learning from peers, resident mentors and sector experts.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree

  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience

  • Proven track record of leadership responsibilities

  • A passion and desire to work in emerging markets and use social enterprise principles to solve global issues

  • An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource constrained environments

  • Desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact


  • Pre-departure Virtual Training

  • Monthly Transportation Stipend of $125 (approx. INR 8500) for the 6 months of fellowship term (prorated for the first and last months)

  • Housing in Bangalore for 1st month of fellowship term

  • Monthly capacity building workshops

  • Networking opportunities

  • An advising program that pairs fellows with local resident mentors and a curated curriculum

  • A one-week Orientation in Bangalore, India to begin the fellowship

  • Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager

  • Post-fellowship support

  • Internationally recognized professional certification in Social Enterprise


IDEX Scholarship (Men and Women) and   InvestWISE Scholarship (Women only).

For more information for this opportunity and to apply, visit the official website here


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