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Career Partnership with AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
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American India Foundation

City Year is proud to partner with AIF Clinton Fellowship so our alumni can continue to make a difference in the lives of children. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief in the power of young people. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the AIF Clinton Fellowship.


The Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month service program matching highly skilled young professionals with high impact NGOs and social enterprises across India based on their interests and skills. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and human rights.

Through collaboration and capacity-building, AIF Clinton Fellows and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships where they exchange knowledge and skills and share a passion for advancing social and economic development.

The Fellowship includes an orientation and training at the start of the program in September, a midpoint retreat in January, and an endpoint conference at the Fellowship's conclusion at end of June.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as an AIF Clinton Fellow and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected. Click here to learn more about the AIF Clinton Fellowship experience.

Benefits offered by the AIF Clinton Fellowship

Building the Next Generation of Leaders  The Fellowship creates a community of socially engaged, global citizens. Fellowship Alumni are leaders in international development, human rights, social enterprise, public health, and other fields. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining a long-term agenda dedicated towards change in India and beyond.

The AIF Clinton Fellowship provides a prestigious platform to develop the skills, resources and the network needed to become an effective and socially-minded leader.

Funding: The Fellowship is fully funded and provides a living stipend and covers all costs associated with travel to the placement.

Placements and Responsibilities Fellows support AIF partner organizations in meeting their human resource and project needs through skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Responsibilities vary based on the Fellow's skills, experience and interests. Typical projects support - but are not limited to - program design and implementation, monitoring & evaluation, creating business strategies, action research and communications.

Eligibility Applicants must be between 21 and 34 years of age; he or she must be a U.S. or Indian citizen, or a U.S. permanent resident. Applicants must have their Bachelor's or undergraduate degree before the start of the Fellowship on September 1.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a deep interest, passion, and commitment to social and economic development in India. He/she must show humility and an eagerness to learn from a cross-cultural context. Candidates should have strong professional skills and impeccable academic credentials. He/she should show a potential for leadership and must be entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative.

Candidates must be flexible and adaptable and should possess both professional skills and an exceptional ability to build relationships across cultures and within the social development space. A sensitivity and ability to work with vulnerable communities is a must.


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Please note that all admissions decisions are made by AIF staff and City Year alumni interested in the fellowship must complete the full application process.

Alumni Profile

Jared Stancombe, '12
AIF William J. Clinton Fellow

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