Dost Fellowship

Work alongside the Uttarakhand Government to mobilise communities and enact social impact by making every child school-ready!
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About the Fellowship

Are you a recent graduate passionate about Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in India? Want to create tangible social impact while working alongside State government institutions and Anganwadi workers? Then the Dost Fellowship is the right choice for you.

Dost Fellowship is an interdisciplinary programme that brings together the brightest young minds from across different disciplines and regions of India to work directly with the frontline workers and government functionaries in community engagement and mobilisation. The fellowship combines mentorship from industry experts with on-ground exposure and evidence-based decision-making abilities.

  • Fellows will be working across districts within Uttarakhand
  • Fellows will be given constant mentorship across thematic areas such as community mobilisation, government liasoning and data monitoring
  • All fellows will be provided with a monthly stipend of INR 25,000 (all inclusive) during the programmeTotal programme duration to be 7 months

Work with government functionaries

Create actual social impact while working alongside the Uttarakhand State Government's ICDS department and Anganwadi system

Mentor under industry experts

Understand the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) space in India alongside Industry experts

Learn alongside a diverse cohort

Experience an interdisciplinary approach to social impact alongside a diverse cohort of 40+ fellows from across different fields

The Dost Story

Did you know that 90% of our brain development happens by the time we are just six years old? This factor, backed by research done by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, has vast implications for the advancement of not only individual quality of life, but also social and economic gains for society as a whole.

Founded in 2016, Dost Education is an Ed-tech non-profit that focuses on development during these formative years. In the past few years, Dost has made leaps in making Early Childhood Development accessible, working alongside multiple state governments as well as organisations like UNICEF to benefit more that 200,000 families from all over India. In the next 5 years, Dost seeks to reach 7 million families in its mission to make every child school-ready.

Fellowship Journey

Orientation and Training

Understand Dost's organizational vision, the ECCE space and the ICDS system, while familiarising yourself with the local community's needs

Placement and Fieldwork

Work with frontline workers to promote responsive caregiving & onboard caregivers into Dost's programs

Continuous Learning and Skill Development

Receive training to enhance skills like communication, community engagement, monitoring and evaluation

Program Evaluation and Reporting

Collect onboarding data, monitor progress and assess the impact parents' understanding of responsive caregiving

Reflection and Closing Phase

Graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the fellows and access to networking opportunities

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18+ years
  • Graduate
  • Proficient in Hindi
  • Willing to work in community and drive change
  • Good facilitation and communication skills

Our Ideal Candidate

Aspirants who are full of energy, think creatively, with a never-give-up attitude are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants should be able to access and make the most of available resources. They should be self-driven and motivated to find innovative solutions and overcome field-level challenges. They should be keen on learning to connect with different people and networks to expand their resources. They are also expected to think outside the box, come up with unique strategies of community mobilization and persistently work towards their goals, and make the most of the capacity-building and mentoring sessions.

The ideal candidate should thrive on pushing boundaries and exploring new possibilities working closely with front-line workers and community influencers. They should ideally possess good communication and negotiation abilities in addition to being a 'people person'. They should be adept at building lasting relationships with multiple stakeholders including frontline workers and caregivers, harnessing the power of unconventional thinking to generate immediate outcomes and lasting impact in the community.

Application Process

Application Form

Fill out the application form using the 'Apply Now' button on the website

Interview Round

Attend the Interview round on the date assigned to you


Recieve your selection email alongside further details!

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