JSW Foundation Fellowship is a transformative full time 2-year programme that aims to equip exceptional young leaders and enable them to formulate a deeper understanding of India’s progress, through an immersive experience of working on social issues in rural areas.

About JSW Foundation

JSW Foundation is the social development arm of the US$ 13 billion JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses.Through a strong field presence, it operates across 22 rural locations in 11 Indian States with priority on communities around JSW’s plant & port locations.

About iVolunteer

iVolunteer is a social enterprise that promotes volunteering with the mission to bring volunteers and organisations together to share time, skills & passion to promote India’s social development. India’s first and largest volunteering organisation, iVolunteer has been working 12 social development areas.

Key Features of the JSW Foundation Fellowship:

  • Skill Development: Fellows will participate in specialized training programs, workshops, and capacity-building sessions to develop essential skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, and project management in the development sector. 
  • Project Implementation: Fellows will have access to resources and infrastructure required to implement their projects, enabling them to bring their ideas to life and create a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.
  • Mentorship: Each Fellow will be assigned an experienced mentor from the JSW Foundation network, who will provide guidance, support, and insights to enhance their professional growth.
  • Networking Opportunities: Fellows will have the chance to connect and collaborate with a diverse group of like-minded individuals, including existing Fellows, industry experts, and renowned social entrepreneurs.
  • Financial Support: Fellows will receive a stipend to support their living expenses and project implementation during the fellowship duration.

Perks and Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of Rs 30,000 to cover the cost of boarding, lodging and other living expenses
  • All Fellows will be covered under a Group Policy for Cashless Medical and Personal Accident Insurance.
  • Travel expense reimbursement to attend trainings and travel to field projects. Any other travel expenses incurred on instruction of the programme management team will also be reimbursed.
  • An optional exposure visit (relevant to the field project / domain of Fellows’ interest) outside the field project. Each Fellow may apply once for the exposure visit during the Fellowship tenure


  • Graduate in any discipline.
  • Conversant in English and any one Indian language.
  • Less than 30 years old as of 1st May 2023
  • Those who have demonstrated inclination and initiative towards social projects are encouraged to apply

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand the challenges faced and the interventions needed in the specific project theme at the location assigned
  • Based on their understanding, design a project they will work on, with achievable objectives across two years
  • Research on possible interventions, design and plan the implementation of innovative ideas
  • Connect with the required network for the project, whether mentors, peers or expert organisations
  • Implement solutions and measure the impact of the interventions

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