Indicorps Fellowship 2008

Indicorps is a non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit organization that aims to build principled leadership in the Indian diaspora through grassroots service. Indicorps’ programs are designed empower visionaries, inspire collective action, and unite India towards a common vision by productively engaging Indians around the world in service of their country.

For the August 2008 cycle of the Fellowship Program, Indicorps is accepting applications for over 50 participatory development projects, all of which require a minimum time commitment of one year. As an alumna of the program, I can attest to the transformational capacity of the program, and encourage those invested in India’s development to apply. A description of the program follows:

The Indicorps fellowship is a profound personal experience and an opportunity to understand participatory development through intense voluntary service. The structured program encourages participants to leave their comfort zones, place others’ interests before their own, test their own potential to affect change, explore their relationship with India, and understand what it means to lead by committing themselves to innovative grassroots projects. Indicorps believes that giving one’s time and energy, without any attachment to the outcome, regardless of the circumstances, is an unparalleled personal experience in service. At the same time, the fellowship is a chance for fellows to address their own identity, recognize their personal boundaries, and understand how to produce change in their environment(s). The fellowship is deeply rewarding, a transformational and challenging personal journey, and part of Indicorps’ collective experiment for change.

Applications are due on March 31, 2008. To apply, go here. If you should need more information, feel free to contact Indicorps at