About Teach For India Fellowship
The 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, the Fellows get exposed to the grassroots 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.
The Fellows transform the life paths of children in their classroom, and in turn, transform themselves towards leadership in educational equity.
The 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.
About the Job
In the 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.
The 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 the cohort. The Fellows come from across the world representing over 300 college campuses and companies, with varied life experiences, expertise and professional experiences. The cohorts include college graduates, working professionals, and entrepreneurs.
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.
The Teach For India Fellowship is a highly selective and coveted program, with a selectivity rate between 6% and 8.5%. Through the 3-staged process, we select the highest potential candidates for the Fellowship.
Stage 1–The Application Form and Online Test
Your application form will help us understand your experiences, your motivations to join Teach For India and why you would be a strong fit for the Fellowship.
Once the form is submitted, you must complete a mandatory, 25-minute online test, which focuses on English language abilities. This must be completed within 72 hours after you submit the application form. Your application will be considered complete only after you submit the test.
Stage 2-The Phone Interview
After we have reviewed your application form and online test results, we may have some additional questions for you. If so, you will be invited to attend a 30-minute phone interview. We will ask follow-up questions to gather further information that will be helpful in our evaluation.
Stage 3-The Assessment Center
If successful in your Application or Phone Interview, we will invite you to the Assessment Centre, which is the final stage of our selection process. At our Assessment Centre, you will participate in several activities, which may include teaching a 5-minute lesson, a group activity with other applicants, and a short problem-solving activity. You may also be invited to an hour-long personal interview with a Teach For India community member.
Application Deadline and Outcome Dates
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 of 16-Apr-2023. for each Round. The application outcome and any next steps will be communicated via email by the end of the day on the mentioned outcome dates.
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