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Applications Invited for Teach For India Fellowship

Applications Invited for Teach For India Fellowship

Organization: Teach For India

Apply By: 28 Sep 2022

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About the Organization

At Teach For India, we believe leadership for education is the solution. We are building a movement of leaders who will eliminate educational inequity in India.

The education crisis runs wide and deep. 116 million of the poorest children live in India. 55% of ten-year-olds in India cannot read basic text. 75% will not go on to college. Most of those who do are not fully equipped for life. The pandemic has exacerbated this education crisis. We need to act now.

About the Fellowship

he Teach For India Fellowship is an opportunity for India's brightest and most promising individuals, from the nation’s best universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from underserved communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools. Through this experience of teaching in classrooms and working with key education stakeholders like students, principals and parents, our Fellows get exposed to the grassroot realities of India’s education system and begin to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary to attain positions of leadership in education and identify their role in building a wider movement for educational equity in the country.

Our Fellows transform the life paths of children in their classroom, and in turn, transform themselves towards leadership in educational equity.

Our Fellows are placed as full-time teachers, for 2 years, in government or low-income private schools. They teach English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, in English, across Grades 1 to 10. Teach For India Fellows teach on-ground in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Given the current reality, we are continuing the blended model of asynchronous and synchronous learning, but as state COVID advisories permit, we have begun returning to classrooms full time.

Eligibility Criteria:

In our Fellows, we look for leaders to join a movement towards educational equity. Aside from passion and commitment to the movement, we look for leadership potential that can develop through the two-year Fellowship.

  • Our Fellows must possess skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, setting and achieving ambitious goals, and have a high bar of expectations for themselves and others. They must demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders, along with academic excellence.
  • We look for diversity in our cohort. Our Fellows come from across the world representing over 300 college campuses and companies, with varied life experiences, expertise and professional experiences. Our cohorts include college graduates, working professionals, and entrepreneurs.
  • In order to be eligible to apply to the Fellowship, you must be an Indian Citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India, you must have graduated with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree by June/July 2023, and this must be your first application to the 2023 cohort of the Teach For India Fellowship.
  • Note that prior teaching experience is not necessary to apply to the Teach For India Fellowship. We provide rigorous training to all Fellows to set them up for success in their classrooms.

How to Apply

The Teach For India Fellowship selection process has multiple rounds of applications for each cohort of the Fellowship. An applicant can apply only once for any cohort.

Based on when the application form is submitted, your application will be a part of one of the following application rounds for the 2023 cohort of the Fellowship.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM IST on the mentioned deadline dates. for each Round. The application outcome and any next steps will be communicated via email by end of day on the mentioned outcome dates.

Application Round           Application Deadline      Application Outcome

Round 1                                 18-Sep-2022    28-Sep-2022

Round 2                                20-Nov-2022                   30-Nov-2022

Round 3                                29-Jan-2023                     08-Feb-2023

Round 4                                19-Mar-2023                  29-Mar-2023

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