Career Progression – Fellowship

Career Progression


Career Progression through scholarship for coordinators

We allow interns to work on more than one project. Interns will usually apply for a Project Assistant Manager position and can then progress to become a Project Manager. Individuals can apply to a scholarship for Coordinators after 6-months.

Career Progression through Fellowship

They may also become a Fellow after 6 months of internship for a 1 year contract with stipend incentives thereafter with the approval of the executive committee.The title fellow is used for participants in our 1-2 year professional development fellowship program who already possess some level of academic or professional expertise that will serve our non-profit mission.

Founded in 2011, the Fellowship Program is one of the prestigious programs for youth leadership and social service. These Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the volunteer sector and community development.

Our fellows are post-graduates who have shown their commitment and alignment with the organization and its philosophy throughout an at least 6 month  internship with us. The internship award is about $3000 USD for 1 year along with professional experience and leadership training. Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of Rs 9000 for their living expenses. Additionally, the visa extension and the cost for the flight ticket back home is reimbursed at the end of the fellowship. Shared / single accommodation (depending on feasibility) is also provided free. The Fellows can undertake a distance learning post-graduate university diploma / certificate during their Fellowship.

From summer 2018 we will offer fellowship opportunities to one or two SWASH Village interns who would like to commit at least one year of volunteer impact beyond their at least 6 month internship.