The Student Initiative Seeks New Fellows

My friend Akhila Kolisetty, who writes the excellent blog Justice For All, passed along this opportunity.  She writes:

I worked with this organization (The Student Initiative) while studying abroad at LSE (Actually, I co-founded it and now am on the Board of Directors), and was wondering if you could help me pass along a great opportunity to any people, organizations, groups or listservs (particularly university student groups) who you think might be interested in microfinance and development.

The Student Initiative is a registered Charity and an incorporated non-profit ltd. company with official headquarters at the London School and Political Science (LSE) and is based and working at many leading universities.

The Student Initiative is unique because it combines academic grounding in leading university research and education with long-term work in the development sector. Its large student outreach and training enables it to identify the best individual students to work professionally on the issues and on-the-ground in development. Further information can be found on our website:

The Student Initiative is currently accepting applications for new Fellows

What does it mean to be a Fellow?

The Student Initiative Fellows are the young, future and student leaders in development. An application to be a Fellow signals a desire and commitment to play a greater role in development, which The Student Initiative will facilitate. The organisation brings you closer to your ambitions of working in development in various ways. As a Fellow, you will be given guidance, advice and support for the initiatives that you propose. Also, Fellows are our priority candidates for the various opportunities (e.g. internships, research work etc) that we facilitate together with our partner institutions. You will be informed in advance of others about such opportunities, and given an exclusive application time period during which only Fellows will be allowed to submit applications for review. Being a Fellow also means that your CVs will be included in our database, which our partner organizations will have access to. This opens up career opportunities for you in the field of development. The Student Initiative also aims to help Fellows build up experience and gain more knowledge on development-related issues. Participation in the courses that we have designed, writing articles on various themes in development or the events that we organize, and even the organization of these events, are some of the avenues that you can explore you to gain an insight into various themes of development. We are also open to hearing your ideas on how you think you can deepen your involvement with development. Essentially, The Student Initiative aims to bring you closer to development-related issues and careers. If you have a passion for development, a Fellowship with The Student Initiative promises to be a rewarding experience.

To find out more about what our Fellows have done, take a look at our Get Informed pages.

How do I apply?

1. Send your most updated CV to with the subject title ‘Fellowship Application – Your Full Name’.

2. Fill in this form with the relevant details. The deadline for applications is 15th November.

Should you have any further enquiries, please feel free to send them in to We look forward to receiving your applications!