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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 AIF Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program matching young professionals with NGOs and social enterprises across India. Fellows have the opportunity to support an under-resourced organization at a crucial moment of scalability through collaboration, skill-sharing, and capacity-building.  Fellows work with civil society leaders in India and contribute to projects that are replicable and sustainable. They gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.


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

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.


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Benefits offered by the AIF Clinton Fellowship

Building the Next Generation of Leaders The AIF Clinton Fellowship builds a lasting bridge between the U.S. and India. Since the Fellowship's inception in 2001, over 422 individuals have served as Fellows in India and over 189 AIF partner organizations have hosted a Fellow. AIF has impacted over 3 million lives in over 24 states of India over the past 16 years. About 75% of Fellowship Alumni continue to work or contribute to the social development sector after completing the program. Many become leaders in their fields, whether in development, public service, academia, or the private sector. Together they represent a collective force for sustaining positive social change in India, the U.S. and across the world.

Funding: The Fellowship is fully funded and provides a living stipend and covers all costs associated with travel to the placement. Fellows receive health insurance coverage. Fellows receive comprehensive training prior to their departure and in-country, as well as structured mentoring support throughout the program. Depending on the local language required to complete a project, a Fellow may receive basic training at the beginning. There is no language requirement to apply.

Placements and Responsibilities Whether it’s developing an evaluation system to assess the social impact of skills-building programs, facilitating an entrepreneurship program for rural women in flood-prone areas, formulating a waste management strategy for endangered reptiles, or increasing public health partnerships to commercialize life-saving technology – there are a multitude of ways that candidates can apply their skills for meaningful impact.


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.


We seek applicants with a diversity of skills and encourage individuals from all disciplines and fields to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a deep commitment to service, and an interest in social and economic development in India. Candidates must show humility and an eagerness to learn within a cross-cultural context. Ideal candidates possess strong professional skills, relevant volunteer or other practical experience, and applicable academic credentials or training. They are entrepreneurial, innovative, and creative in finding solutions and navigating unknown, unstructured environments. 


  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact to identify your City Year affiliation after submission of your application.

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

Alumni Spotlights

Jared Stancombe (Washington, DC '12)
AIF Clinton Fellow in 2013-2014
Read about Jared's City Year experience

Yasin Khan (Baton Rouge '11)
AIF Clinton Fellow in 2016-17
Read this post to learn about how Yasin's City Year experience informed her work as AIF Clinton Fellow


Andrew Kerr  (Washington, DC '13)
AIF Clinton Fellow in 2017-18