I am the Change Fellowship..

I am the Change Fellowship is a 2 year paid fellowship program for any undergraduate or postgraduate professionals below 40 years old with 0 to 20 years of job experience.

During the fellowship period, every fellow will be allocated a unique project in the educational sector which they need to complete within their fellowship period.

The idea behind the fellowship program is to encourage top talents in the country to dedicate two years for the country, for the needy. That way, we can channelize the talents and potential towards the needy and increase the pace of change.

About Fellowship

Who can apply?

Anyone with the below qualifications can apply for I am the Change fellowship:

  • Passionate and ready to work for the community for next 2 years.
  • Minimum 3 years full-time UG Degree.
  • Below 40 years old.
  • Ready to work in Chennai for minimum of 2 years.

Selection process

  • Application
  • Telephonic Interview
  • Background verification
  • Test involving SKILL assessment
  • In Person Interview or SKYPE interview
  • Final Selection

Skills required

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Leadership skills
  • Efficient project management

Time Period

  • Starts May 2016 and ends by April 2018.


  • Rs 15000 per month

Time Commitment

  • 6 days a week
  • Regular Leave Policy applicable (Project demand applicable)
Fellowship Model

We have designed our fellowship in such a way that maximum impact is created in the community we work with. This means that the fellows will encounter new situations and learn something new every single day.

Our Fellowship will broadly move through the following steps:

  • Application
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Observation
  • Analyzing
  • Planning
  • Creating (MVP) Minimal Viable Products
  • Testing
  • Reflection
  • Pivot
  • Execution and project completion
  • Fellowship reflection
Role of a Fellow

Every fellow of I am the Change fellowship program will be allocated a project with clearly mentioned targets. The fellows will work on the project to achieve his/her targets before the end of their fellowship period.

Every fellow will be allocated a mentor who would guide and help the fellow throughout the fellowship program.

The fellows will have quarterly review meetings, mid year reflection point and annual result meetings to reflect upon their work.

Apart from the project work, every fellow will have a learning goal to be met every quarter.

The fellowship projects for 2016-2018 are as follows::

Sl.No Project Name Description
1 I am the Change Scholarship Identify deserving students, do fund raising, support them for their education, training the students, providing internship opportunities.
2 Contest for a Cause (C4C) Conduct C4C in various schools and encourage children to donate their prize money for a social cause.
3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Collaborate with various corporates and engage their employees in various volunteering activities.
4 Technology Build/maintain Websites, mobile apps, internal applications for Team Everest. Also maintain our Social media account, blogs and increase the digital presence of Team Everest.
5 Kindness Club Establish ‘Kindness Club’ in schools and colleges and encourage youth to volunteer at least once a month.
6 Digital Literacy Conduct ‘Digital Literacy’ course for children and make them digitally literate
7 Help a Kid Read Conduct ‘Help a Kid Read’ program for children and help them read ‘English’ better.
8 Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Work for the people/students who are affected by Chennai flood in Dec-2015 and help them live a better life.
9 Kindness Challenge and Kindness Marathon Conduct ‘Kindness Workshops’ in schools, colleges and corporate to encourage students to practice kindness and do volunteering.
10 Everest Talent Search Competition (ETSC) Conduct ETSC in schools who get less opportunity to expose their talents. ETSC will provide them a platform.
Is this fellowship for me?

If you are someone passionate about social work…
If you want to see your actions bring about change…
If you want to do something you have never done before…
Then this fellowship might be the right opportunity for you.

How will this help me?

We at Team Everest have worked very hard to give every ‘I am the Change’ fellow the opportunity to:

  • Work in social sector for a short period of time.
  • Make a direct difference with your skills and talent.
  • Learn by working on the ground and by interacting with mentors.
  • Improve leadership skills, communication skills, project management and change management skills.
  • Earn a stipend of Rs 15,000/month during the fellowship period.

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