The ACT Fellowship is an opportunity for young professionals to learn what it takes to leverage venture philanthropy for creating social impact at scale.
ACT was born as the Action Covid Taskforce – a collective of venture capitalists, tech entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders who pooled their strengths to raise funds and deploy resources wherever needed. Actioning prevention protocols, providing oxygen concentrators, pioneering tele-ICU services, driving vaccinations & enabling mental health counseling – they stopped at nothing to deliver whatever the country critically needed during the COVID 1st and 2nd waves.
Today, ACT is a robust community of people with expertise and goodwill who are working together to seed innovations that can address complex social problems at scale; across education, healthcare, climate action, and gender inclusivity.
About the Opportunity
If you’re looking to build your career in social impact, pivot your professional journey towards impact investing or hope to become a social entrepreneur, this program will offer you a platform to learn from leading investors and startup founders to help you gain real-world experience in venture philanthropy.
The program is designed to help you learn while simultaneously applying what you’ve learned to multiple live projects.
All Fellows will be paid a stipend of Rs. 60,000 per month and each graduating Fellow, on successfully completing the program, will receive an experience letter from ACT and, on request, a letter of recommendation from a member of our board of advisors.
Who they are looking for?
Entrepreneurial Self-Starters: Ambitious go-getters who can think on their feet, are hungry to learn, enjoy taking on challenges, and can work both independently and as part of a team.
Passionate About Innovation: Individuals who deeply believe that innovation can accelerate social impact and are abreast of the latest technology trends in the impact space.
Deeply Invested In Social Impact: Aspiring change-makers who are genuinely interested in the social sector and want to catalyze meaningful change.
Fascinated By Venture Philanthropy: Sharp thinkers with a bias for action who are intrigued by the idea of applying venture capital principles to social impact.
The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the Fellowship is to be a resident Indian citizen,
A graduate of any discipline from an accredited university in or outside India, and
Have at least 2 years of startup/investing/consulting/social sector work experience.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates may apply through the link provided at the end of the post.
August 7, 2023, by 11:59 PM
Note: The program will commence in September 2023.
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