Uinspire Fellowship Program

The Uinspire Fellowship Program offers extraordinary graduates and young professionals a three to six month global experience and a platform with which to make an impact. By training talented young people and accelerating their dreams with the right resources, we cultivate a highly capable and impactful next generation of social business leaders. We faithfully believe this is the most effective way to foster progress and economic growth worldwide. We are now accepting applications for our first batch starting June 2018!

Don’t let your background prevent you from launching your dream. With the Uinspire Fellowship Program your brilliant ideas have the opportunity to grow into something special.

Apply before March 29th, 2018.

Program Benefits

 

Uinspire
Fellowship

 

Three to six month program provides graduates / young professionals the platform to make an impact

 

Mentorship
and Resources

 

With our platform, we will match you with a professional mentor. Uinspire mentors will lend their expertise to help you achieve your goals

 

Access to
Investors

 

Tap into Uinspire wide network of investors for advice and for funding.

 

Peer
Network

 

Being a Uinspire Fellow means having a support network of experts: If you need a connection, we’ll make it happen.

Program Alumni


Program Alumni
Founder
“UInspire's Fellowship Program is a prime example of how UInspire is creating a supportive community for its partners. By training talented young people and accelerating their dreams with the right resources, we cultivate a highly capable and impactful next generation of social business leaders. We faithfully believe this is the most effective way to foster progress and economic growth worldwide.”
Kieran Arasaratnam
Founder, Uinspire
 
Associate
“Uinspire's Fellowship Program is a remarkable opportunity to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka whilst making huge impact to local communities with Uinspire partners”
Jamie Riebl
Associate, Uinspire
 

 

Fellowship Program

Do you want to be a change maker?

The Uinspire Fellowship Program offers extraordinary graduates and young professionals a three to six month global experience and a platform with which to make an impact. By training talented young people and accelerating their dreams with the right resources, we cultivate a highly capable and impactful next generation of social business leaders. We faithfully believe this is the most effective way to foster progress and economic growth worldwide.

Uinspire is offering a full-time position designed to increase our impact and provide Fellows with a unique insider experience. We are now accepting applications for our first batch starting June 2018! Our chosen Fellows will join us at Uinspire's office in London, UK to attend a training program to mark the beginning of their journey of bringing inspiring stories to the fore.

 

Locations

Sri Lanka

 

Before You Apply

Step 1: Understand what Uinspire is all about and read the Fellowship Program description carefully. Although it will be a remarkably exciting adventure, the program will also be demanding and challenging. Ask yourself sincerely if this is the kind of program that you are ready for.

Step 2: Prepare your CV, a motivation letter, as well as any additional references you might have, and apply here. If you have any queries about the program please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What to Expect After You Submit Your Application

If your profile fits our requirements, a member of our team will get in touch with you in order to schedule interviews.

If you are one of the super folks selected, Congrats!

For starters, you’ll have to attend a five-day training at Uinspire office in London. The training will cover our model, the tools, and the resources you will be needing during the Fellowship Program. We will make sure to provide you with some essential information that you will need on your placement site too. The training will also give you an opportunity to meet and interact with the Uinspire team.

Right after the training week, you would leave for your assigned location. The initial 7 days can be used to settle into your location and get to know your country coordinator. Once on the ground, you will be assigned a diverse set of daily tasks requiring creativity, sense of responsibility, and autonomy. We would also like you to share your experiences on the field through blog posts. Your contributions to the Uinspire blog and other content platforms.

 

Logistical Information

The Fellows will be paid a stipend on a monthly basis. However, they are expected to cover for their visa, flight tickets, and medical insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot support them in their pursuit of visa, but we will, of course, provide them with all the required documents. Also, please keep in mind that the Fellows might be required to get a few recommended vaccines beforehand. Make sure to contact the doctor to get more information regarding it.

 

Dates and Deadlines

We currently accept two batches of Fellows per year, with an average of 2 Fellows per batch.

 

FAQs

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants with substantial cross-cultural exposure and, at least, a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants should also bring with them a high level of motivation. The minimum age requirement for the Fellowship Program is 20.

The Uinspire Fellows must be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Being fluent in one or more of the following regional languages is a plus - Tamil and Sinhalese.

 

What does a Batch of Fellows look like?

The batch is diverse as there are fresh graduates as well as experienced professionals.

 

What does my day as a Fellow look like?

Daily tasks of Uinspire Fellows are never the same and vary depending on many factors, like the location of the Field Partner and the focus areas of the Field partner, amongst others. As a Uinspire fellow, you will be working out of the field partner’s office- as a representative of Uinspire.  You would be planning and going for your field visits to meet borrowers funded by Uinspire  writing journal updates post field visits, writing stories, ideating and creating blog posts based on your experience on the ground, and conducting field-partner training.

However, all Fellows have to come up with inspiring and powerful stories of change.

 

Will I have time for traveling and sightseeing?

The Uinspire Fellowship requires a three to six-month commitment from the Fellows. Hence, it will be your first priority to try and make sure you complete your deliverables on time. However, we are generally flexible concerning short leaves, provided that we have sufficient notice and the duration of the leave is reasonable.

However, as a Fellow, one will have time to travel and engage to come up with interesting blog-posts. The knowledge about the culture and people of the area will engage the Fellow more and give us powerful insights.

 

What do I need to bring along in terms of electronic equipment?

You will require a laptop, a mobile phone, internet dongle and a digital camera on the field. Make sure to include these items when planning your budget.

 

Will I be sent to a safe region/city?

This depends on your interpretation of safety. We advise you to do extensive research on the region/city in which you will be placed. As your safety is of great concern to us, we will never send you to a location you’re not comfortable with.

 

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The deadline for the June 2018 program is 29th March 2018, complete an application to be considered for the June program. Contact us to learn more about the program.