Via Archana Patel, Indicorps staff
Indicorps, a non-partisan, non-religious, non-profit organization encourages Indians around the world to actively participate in India's progress. Indicorps' provides opportunities for the Indian diaspora to participate in grassroots development projects by applying their skills, time, and resources towards participatory projects and sustainable strategies for change.
Indicorps offers competitive fellowships for people of Indian origin interested in spending one to two years (Starting August 2006) on unique development and service projects in India. Fellowships are designed as one-of-a-kind transformational experiences, emphasizing both public service and personal growth. Indicorps, an international non-profit organization with operations in the US, UK and India, will provide a stipend to 25 fellows who are willing to commit a minimum of one year to implement service projects established with partner organizations in India.
This year, Indicorps is also offering opportunities to work on innovative independent projects through a “Grassroots Development Laboratory.” All fellows will participate in a four-week orientation program, strengthen their understanding of India through regular workshops, and are actively supported by Indicorps and partner organizations. Prospective fellows must be of Indian origin with a college degree or five years equivalent work experience. Fellowship applications are due on March 20, 2006.