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Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 4:24 pm:   

The American India Foundation (AIF) is currently accepting applications for its 2006-07 Service Corps Fellowship.

About AIF

AIF is a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. By mobilizing people and resources across the United States, AIF has raised over $26 million since its inception in 2001. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood, and public health projects in India - with emphases on elementary education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively.

About the Service Corps Fellowship

The Service Corps Fellowship builds bridges between America and India by sending 20 outstanding young American leaders to work with leading non profit organizations in India for ten months. Fellows are selected through a competitive selection process from a pool of over 220 applicants. Since 2001, AIF has sent over 115 Fellows to serve in India. Fellows have worked in a variety of fields including primary education, micro-credit, HIV/AIDS and human rights.

Application Criteria


1. Have demonstrated a strong interest in India’s development sector

2. Be between the ages of 21 and 35 on September 1, 2006

3. Have achieved an undergraduate degree prior to starting the program

4. Be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident


1. Have prior work experience

2. Have worked/lived in a developing country

Application Process

- Written Application Deadline: January 31, 2006

- Interviews for selected candidates: February-March, 2006

- Decision Notification to candidates: April 1, 2006

- Fellowship Duration: September 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007

What our Fellows receive

- A mentor at their host organization

- A modest monthly stipend for living, housing, food and transport

- Supplemental health insurance coverage

- Travel expenses to and from India

- A 10-day orientation and ongoing training

For more information

Download the application at

Contact Rajeev R. Singh, Program Director, via email at
Anonymous ( -
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 5:04 pm:   

I am interested in working with the bonded Child Laborers in
the Kanchipuram district. Do you have any affiliations in
that area?

Thank you,

Susan K.

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