The Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) fellowship program has commenced its third annual rigorous recruitment process to match the most talented undergraduate students from twenty-five elite Indian engineering schools with partner enterprises that are catalyzing development through enterprise and market-based solutions. E4SI fellowships promise to be highly entrepreneurial in a way that combines the best of consulting, technology, and social innovation.
The Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) Fellowship is a unique program that connects top engineering talent to credible social enterprises driving market-based solutions to development in India. It serves a dual need: matching talented students with worthy social enterprises and increasing awareness of for-profit approaches to development.
Fellows will gain unprecedented access to the development sector as they work with eminent social entrepreneurs, attend E4SI leadership workshops, and pitch their ideas to thought leaders as they join an outstanding cohort of exceptional young leaders. Past speakers at the E4SI workshop have included Gurcharan Das (Author & ex-Chairman, SKS), Harish Hande (Founder, SELCO), Laura Parkin (Co-Founder, Wadhwani Foundation & NEN), and representatives from Acumen Fund, Unitus, Ashoka, SONG Advisors (a Soros, Omidyar, and Google.org Investment Fund) and IFMR Trust.
Partner social enterprises for the 2010 edition of the E4SI fellowship program are leaders in microfinance, multiple bottom-line investment advisory, education, energy, and healthcare. Among them are iDiscoveri, LifeSpring, IFMR Trust, Intellecap, Sarvajal, Dial 1298, Selco, Husk Power Systems, Samhita, and mDhil.
E4SI Fellows will be selected from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) campuses, National Institute of Technology (NIT) campuses, and other prominent regional engineering colleges.
E4SI is looking for candidates who demonstrate a keen interest in entrepreneurship and believe in development through enterprise. E4SI Fellows, as leaders in their peer groups, will raise awareness of sustainable opportunities being brought about by social initiatives.
For more information on the Engineers for Social Impact fellowship and details on how to apply for the 2010 edition, please visit the E4SI website.
Applications are already available online and the deadline for submission is February 28, 2010. Fellows will be declared on March 16, 2010.
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