Attention students and young alumni: We received this email at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) and wanted to pass it along to those of you who might be interested in working with this organization, LEAP Skills Academy, for a year or semester. We’re not aware of any Wesleyan-LEAP connections so unfortunately we can’t offer any first-hand advice on the quality of the experience, but it looks like a good opportunity for those interested in international education and social enterprise.
To read about other Fellowships and experiential learning opportunities, visit the PCSE Resource Center’s “Get Experience” section here.
From: William Cao [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, August 01, 2014 6:48 AM
To: Kingsley, Makaela
Subject: Social Impact Fellowship
Dear Patricelli Center for Social Entreprenuership,
I am emailing on behalf of LEAP Skills Academy, an educational social enterprise based in New Delhi India that aims to help motivated students in non-metro towns in India achieve their career aspirations and improve their quality of life. We provide high-quality training and job opportunities for students in areas where there is a severe lack of access to information and effective higher education institutions.
We are currently looking for students taking a gap year/semester or recent graduates interested in the education, social impact, or business sectors to join our 6-month expense-funded fellowship program as a member of the leadership team. Students will have the opportunity to work with business operations and expansion of a rapidly growing social enterprise, personally engage with creating solutions to problems that affect education, and be immersed in the vibrant and diverse culture of India.
Seeing that you are an organization supporting social entrepreneurship, I believe that this would be a great opportunity for your members to gain hands-on experience in developing a scalable business solution to a problem that plagues so many people. Fellows will be mentored by experienced staff who have worked in diverse fields such as investment banking, educational research, small business development, and marketing. They will be challenged but will undoubtedly learn something new every day.
It would be great if you could forward this email to your listserv so that more students can learn about this exciting opportunity. For more information about the fellowship or to talk to someone from LEAP, please visit our website at http://leapskills.strikingly.com or email email@example.com This fellowship is life-changing opportunity and will help launch students into careers in education, management, research, public policy, international development, HR, and social work.
Thank you so much for your time.