Applications are invited for Apni Shala Fellowship Programme 2019

Applications are invited for Apni Shala Fellowship Programme 2019

Organization: Apni Shala Foundation

Apply By: 15 Mar 2019

About the Organization:

Apni Shala is an organization which tries to building social and emotional competencies among individuals so they can constructively engage with society and have a harmonious co-existence

About the Fellowship

The Apni Shala Fellowship is a one-year full-time, paid fellowship programme for young people with a dream to change the way children learn.

It doesn't matter what you want to do next in life - if you love being with children, learning and unlearning with them, and have a vision for the education system in our country - we think you'll be a great fit!


  • Develop your skills as a facilitator
  • Learn to use educational and therapeutic tools such as drama, art, games and storytelling
  • Develop and execute a field Action Research Project in School Mental Health
  • Get hands-on experience of engaging multiple stakeholders- teachers, parents, headmasters in a school setting, and the managers and coordinators working in communities
  • Build the skills to design and deliver curriculum for social-emotional competency development
  • Build your own competencies in the areas of leadership, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Become part of a dynamic and professional learning community that provides exposure to emerging trends and explore issues in the mental health and education sector
  • Join an ecosystem that supports change in the contemporary medium of education
  • Earn an allowance of Rs.15, 000 per month
  • Become a certified Apni Shala Fellow on completion of the fellowship
  • Gain the chance of working in a full-time position with Apni Shala, post the Fellowship

Impact You Will Make:

  • Work closely with over 300 students and be responsible for their social and emotional development
  • Create spaces for children for free and open expression of thought on personal and societal issues through your sessions
  • Experience working with key stakeholders in the education system including headmasters, teachers and parents to create awareness about the social-emotional needs of children
  • Influence the way schools think about education and mental health
  • Take one big step towards full school integration of Mental Health 


To apply for the Apni Shala Fellowship, you must fulfill the following criteria: Have one of the following:

  1. Graduate degree in psychology, sociology, education or similar programmes   OR 
  2. At least six months volunteering/working experience with some form of facilitation in a formal setting with children/adolescents
  • Be fluent in reading, writing and speaking either Hindi, Marathi or English
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have experience of leadership in any capacity
  • Be willing to commit one year (starting any time after 1st June 2019) to the Fellowship​

Application Process:

Step 1- Fill in the Fellowship Application form

Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the 1st round of personal interviews

Step 3 - Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the 2nd round of personal interviews (including a facilitation demo)

Step 4 – Final candidates selected for the Fellowship will be announced

Note: Applications will be considered only after submission of the online application form. CVs sent to the organizations contact address will not be considered.


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