Grameen Foundation Fellowships
Join the innovation, on the ground.
WORK SIDE BY SIDE WITH SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN SOCIAL INNOVATION
Grameen Foundation Fellows make their mark in the fight against poverty, while broadening their professional horizons and gaining invaluable hands-on experience in international development. This is a unique opportunity for professionals from a wide range of industries, from management consulting and business to data analysis to healthcare and agriculture, to gain substantial experience leading the development and implementation of projects serving the poor, working with some of the brightest minds in social innovation.
Grameen Foundation Fellowships are competitive, year long positions. All Fellows receive living stipends, pre-departure training, and ongoing support.
Apply to be a Grameen Foundation Fellow!
Applications for the 2018-2019 Grameen Foundation Fellowship will open in February 2018.
Additional details and application instructions will become available at that time.
For off-cycle Fellowship openings, please visit View Opportunities.
About the Fellowship Program
Launched in 2013, the Grameen Foundation Fellowship is a unique opportunity for talented business and technology professionals to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in the social sector. Each 12-month placement is individually tailored to match your skills and interests with the needs of Grameen Foundation and its partners around the world.
During their placement, our Fellows work with some of the brightest minds in social innovation on projects designed to accelerate the impact, scale and sustainability of some of the world’s most promising organizations committed to alleviating global poverty. All Fellows receive monthly stipends, pre-departure training, and ongoing support.
Each Grameen Foundation Fellowship class is different, as placements are driven by demands on the ground. Typically, strong Fellowship candidates have experience in strategy or management consulting and/or have worked in global business or in start-up environments. For placements with Grameen Foundation teams, we also look for expertise in the areas of financial services, health, agriculture, mobile technology, and social entrepreneurship.
Fellowship placements will likely be in Africa (particularly Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania), Latin America (particularly Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador), Asia (particularly India and the Philippines), and the Middle East (particularly U.A.E).
MEET THE FELLOWS Q&A SESSIONS
During these sessions, Fellows speak about their experiences in the program and answer questions from candidates interested in applying.
Q&A Sesssion 1: Meet Smitha, Neil, and Naomi
Their Fellowships cover Mobile for Development Strategy in Uganda, Global Partnerships and Commercialization Strategy in Uganda, and Data Analysis in Colombia. View the recorded session HERE.
Q&A Sesssion 2: Meet Lisa, Carol, Rowan, Katherine, and Patrizia
Their Fellowships cover mHealth Strategy in Ghana, Mobile Financial Services in Uganda, TaroWorks Marketing, Outreach and Thought Leadership in Kenya, Business Operations and Technology Strategy in DC, and Grameen-Jameel Business Development and Strategy in Dubai. View the recorded session HERE.
In this video, a Grameen Foundation team member answers questions about the application and review process.
View the recorded session HERE.
Meet the 2015-2016 Fellows
Keep up with our all of our Fellows during their year in the field on Our Blog. View Previous Fellowship Classes.