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WELCOME TO THE 2018-19 Application to Host an AIF Clinton Fellow!

Deadline: Submit your application by March 30, 2018 (11:59 pm Indian Standard Time).
Open to NGOs and Social Enterprises based in India only.

We are happy to announce that the application to host an AIF Clinton Fellow for the 2018-19 has officially opened. The AIF Clinton Fellowship is proud to partner with development organizations across India in the fields of livelihoods, public health, and education.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month service program matching skilled young professionals from the US and India with development organizations across India based on their interests and skills. For organizations who are granted a Fellow, they will be deployed in September 2018.
All host organizations that apply go through a selection process including an application, and an evaluation visit or interview. Only strong applications that demonstrate a robust project with clear deliverables and goals, as well as a sound sustainability plan will have the opportunity to interview prospective Fellows.
Certain eligibility criteria that AIF look for in host organizations are:

  • Organizations must demonstrate that they are at a crucial moment of scalability, and are currently looking to either expand or deepen their impact and reach in the intended community.
  • The proposed project must align with the mission and values of the organization, as well as the mission and values of the American India Foundation. The project must either be in livelihoods, education or public health or demonstrate a strong intersection with these sectors.
  • Organizations must be implementation organizations working directly with communities and beneficiaries.
  • In the 2017-18 Fellowship year, half of the placements are in rural areas. We are looking to expand our rural outreach in the coming year, and welcome applications from all regions of the country.
  • A member of the leadership of the organization who is willing to be a mentor to the Fellow. This individual must have demonstrated experience in the development field.
  • The organization should demonstrate that there are the required resources necessary to sustain and replicate the project post the completion of the Fellowship.

The American India Foundation is committed to disrupting poverty, catalyzing social and economic change in India, and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high impact interventions in education, livelihood, public health and leadership development, with a particular emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions, and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton following a suggestion from Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, AIF has impacted the lives of 3.7 million of India’s poor and raised more than $118 million. Learn more at