IDEX Global Fellows Program 2018

IDEX is developing the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India.


In our 8 years of running the IDEX Global Fellows Program, we have had the privilege of working with some of the most influential change agents (sneak peak here). We’ve come to better understand how to bridge the talent gap in this rapidly evolving development sector.

We are searching all corners of the world for individuals who are committed and passionate about having a high-impact career and advancing the social impact space. We are seeking young professionals (ages 21-35) who have a proven track record of leadership and are seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for under-served populations.


IDEX Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills. Ideal candidates will possess:
Bachelors or Masters degree
A minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience
Proven track record of leadership responsibilities
A passion and desire to work in emerging markets and use social enterprise principles to solve global issues
An ability to quickly adapt and work in resource constrained environments
Desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact

The Tangible
Monthly stipend
Pre-departure Virtual Training
Monthly capacity building workshops
An advising program that pairs fellows with local resident mentors
A one-week Orientation in Bangalore, India to begin the fellowship
Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager
Post-fellowship support
Internationally recognized professional certification in Social Enterprise

The Intangible
Strategically transitioning your professional skills to service the development sector in one of the biggest emerging markets
Adding professional credibility with this one of a kind, on the ground experience
Being engaged with an incredible diversity of world views, experiences and cultural traditions that fellows bring to the program.
Life Skilling – getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
Exposure to invaluable professional networks and alumni network opportunities
A global family for life!

Apply Online at
Applications Open – December 4, 2017
Application Deadline – March 15, 2018
Early Bird Application Deadline – January 20, 2018
Fellowship Start Date – July 2, 2018
Fellowship End Date – December 21, 2018


IDEX is a tuition-based fellowship program, however, through funding from generous sponsors, IDEX is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to select candidates for use towards program tuition.

We’ve been reviewing many more applications since we’ve now begun rolling admissions. This means that your chances of acceptance and a greater scholarship award for the fellowship program are higher the sooner you apply. Early birds can avail preferred payment plans.

We actively encourage you to ensure you apply for our generous scholarship awards as applies to you, the IDEX Scholarship (Men and Women) and InvestWISE Scholarship (Women only).

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