We are looking to train and mentor 20 Fellows for a period of 10 months in animal welfare advocacy in States and Districts across India. The Fellows will be well-versed in using legal and policy provisions pertaining to animal protection in India. They will work closely with State Governments and District Administrations to capably enforce and implement animal welfare laws.
After an initial screening of applications (from March 2021 to May 2021) of candidates, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. A list of selected fellows will be announced by 1.6.2021.
Yes. We will offer a stipend of Rs. 20,000 per month to the Fellows. The stipend amount is meant to cover cost of living expenses (including local travel for project activities/ and mobile phone expenses).
The duration of the Ahimsa Fellowship Program is 10 months, starting June 2021.
Yes. It is mandatory to commit to attend the 10 Days Residential Workshop at New Delhi, once in every three months. This is a training workshop during which Fellows will be oriented in-depth about the legal and policy regime pertaining to animal welfare laws in India.
4 Residential Training Workshops are to be conducted across 4 Quarters i.e. June 2021, September 2021 and December 2021 and March 2022.
Fellows are expected to implement the learnings gained at the workshop with field work, project activities and assignments for the remaining quarter in their respective cities. Weekly online lectures with mandatory attendance and mentorship-calls will be conducted on a regular basis. Fellows will be expected to log in requisite number of work-hours vide a learning management system.
Yes. This will enable the Fellows to keep pace with the lectures and effectively implement them at the State and District level. The fellows will be required to commit to the program.
This is a full-time Fellowship Program. Fellows are expected to commit 8 to 10 hours a day (Mon-Sat).
The Ahimsa Fellowship is a full-time professional commitment. Leaves with respect to personal exigencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Prior intimation will be required.
The Fellowship does not involve direct care-giving/ sheltering of animals. Fellows will be working with State Governments and District Administration to facilitate implementation of animal welfare laws and policies. Hence, Fellows will be engaged in helping create better living conditions for animals through advocacy efforts.
No. Only individuals who are willing to commit to the full duration of 10 months may apply.
Animal Welfare is an emerging sector with opportunity for work in various organizations as well as scope for self-employment. The selected candidates who successfully complete this fellowship [program will be recommended for placements in organizations across India.
Having good command over written and spoken English is necessary. Additionally, command over Hindi language (in a Hindi speaking State) or dominant vernacular language (in non-Hindi speaking States) is required.
Yes. Fellows will be given an opportunity to intern with other organizations across India.
Yes. Comprehensive study material will be provided to the Fellows.