Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jessica Frank '08: Social Enterprise in India

Jessica Frank IPE '08 writes from India:
Greetings from India. I'm writing you to let you know about the fellowship I am currently participating in and to welcome any IPE seniors to apply for next year. I've been here since July and have already learned and experienced so much. The fellowship trains post-graduates in social enterprise by placing them as a consultant in a social business here in India. This year, every fellow is placed in an Affordable Private School, but next year placements will likely expand to other sectors as well. We are given great opportunities to make a difference in our schools, but also to work on projects with other social enterprises, attend conferences, and travel independently. I highly recommend the program to any loggers who are open to living in India for a year, are demonstrated leaders, and are interested in how business and non-profit ethics can intersect to create sustainable change with high social impact.

The program is called IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise and it is run though a US company called Gray Matters Capital.

Hope all is well at UPS!


Here are details:

Gray Matters Capital (GMC) is proud to announce IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise is now accepting applications for the 2012 cohort. IDEX is a 10-month fellowship that builds future social enterprise practitioners. The program launched by GMC in 2010, aligns with the Foundation’s mission to empower social enterprises with access to financial and human capital enabling them to achieve greater scale and expanded social impact. This will be the third year that IDEX provides college graduates with a professional, cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise across India.

Ideal IDEX Fellow
We are looking for passionate change-agents who are committed to support the development of enterprises that serve low-income populations while creating a positive social impact. We seek individuals who have a proven track record of leadership and are enterprising and innovative in their approach to identify opportunities and implement market-based, sustainable solutions.

Who can apply?

Passionate college graduates and professionals who want to apply their skills to supporting social businesses. They have an academic background or have worked (usually but not required) in one the following areas – Strategic Planning, Finance and Accounting, Economics, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, and Operations.

Application process and selection process:

- Apply online www.idexfellowship.com

- Application deadline – January 15, 2012

- Fellowship start date – July 2012

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