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The Service Corps Fellowship – American India Foundation

The Service Corps Fellowship – American India Foundation

Deadline: January 1, 2009
Eligibilty: Senior
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities
Disciplines: Engineering
Disciplines: Science
Disciplines: Social Science
Location: India
Website: http://www.aifoundation.org/serve/servicecorps/default.htm

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The Service Corps Fellowship is a selective program that builds bridges between America and India by sending talented and skilled young Americans to work with leading non-governmental organizations in India for a period of ten months. The program serves as an exchange of technical skills and intellectual resources which aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with an understanding of India.

The AIF Service Corps Fellowship was born from the high level of interest expressed by young Americans to assist in the post-earthquake rehabilitation of Gujarat in 2001. Beginning with a pilot class of 21 Fellows in 2001, the program has now sent 169 Fellows to 74 organizations throughout India.

The experience enables committed individuals make a deep impact in the development sector by working at a grassroots level with various NGOS striving to advance social and economic change in India.

The Service Corps Fellows, who stem from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, are linked in their desire to help unearth India’s potential and are willing to challenge themselves on all levels to achieve this goal. The Gandhian essence of the Fellowship calls upon a sense of commitment and self reliance in its Fellows as well as a deep desire to help others empower themselves.

The Fellowship runs from September to June each year. During this time, the Fellows immerse themselves with organizations working on causes related to livelihood, primary education, public health and human rights.

Fellows are chosen through a competitive selection process that includes a written application and two interviews. NGO partners selected to host Service Corps fellows are also chosen through a competitive process. During the Fellowship, AIF provides a range of support to Fellows, including training, technical support, on-going supervision, a stipend that includes a housing, food and transport allowance, supplemental health insurance as well as travel to and from India.


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    Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar etc.

    These people were not portrayed in the History of Freedom Fighters against British Govt.
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    As early as possible. I solicit your kind co-operation in this regard.

    Thanking you,

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