DI and ARTI staff in Phaltan, India
Are you passionate about working for a more equitable world? Are you willing to live and work for ten months amongst the challenges faced by resource-poor communities? Do you want to apply your design skills to some of the world's most pressing needs? Does the idea of working on teams made of social sector experts and grass roots implementers excite you?
Then becoming a 2012 Design Impact fellow may be the perfect thing for you.
Design Impact is looking for self-motivated, multi-skilled designers who genuinely want to work full-time in Indian communities affected by poverty. But, we aren't just looking for great designers; we are looking for great organizers, communicators, and relationship builders. We need individuals that can quickly adapt to new environments, demonstrate the value of design in the social sector, lead diverse teams, and constantly improve their own process.
Think you have what it takes to become a fellow or want more information? Then check out the 2012 Fellowship PDF which covers all of the details. The initial application is easy—just a detailed letter of intent and current resume. The application period closes on February 28th and the ten month Fellowship commences on July 1st, 2012!
Design Impact currently has six fellows in the field and is planning to embed six more in July of 2012. 2012 Fellows will likely work to continue the projects already established. In addition to these projects, we are also planning on adding projects that focus on rural access to potable water, rural access to healthcare, and rights advocacy for displaced communities.
While the fellowship has a design focus, it is not limited to only designers. Many of these projects require strategy, engineering, and business skills for completion. So, if you are creative minded and fulfill all of the other requirements, but are not a traditionally-trained Designer, please feel free to apply!