Fellowships for Design Professional from Ideo.org: Call For Entries
Description: IDEO.org is a new non-profit that brings design solutions to poverty-focused problem solvers around the world. The IDEO.org Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the design, business, and social sectors to spend one year working with experienced IDEO designers to address poverty-related challenges using the tools of human-centered design. Over an 11-month period, Fellows will deliver solutions for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, such as: agriculture, gender equity, financial services, health, water, and sanitation. Sample projects include: working with a nonprofit to improve sanitation in Ghana, partnering with an international cookstoves organization to identify opportunities for increasing demand for clean cookstoves, and collaborating wtih an NGO and a major bank to identify opportunities for new and more accessible savings products serving low-income Mexicans. Fellowships are based in California. Frequent travel in the field is required. The application process is highly competitive and open to applicants from around the world; preference is given to innovators with work experience in the developing world and/or with low-income communities. Candidates should have an openness to other cultures and lifestyles and will be expected to be selfreliant and thrive in a start-up environment.
Please check Ideo.org in November 2012 to learn about the application process and timeline. You can also follow their latest tweets on twitter to get updates about our projects and the 2013-14 Fellowship application.