William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
"As an AIF Clinton Fellow in service to the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust, I have the opportunity to ply my skills and ingenuity at a particularly interesting set of issues in a truly spectacular, albeit very fragile, setting. As all AIF Clinton Fellows must, I will dedicate my time and efforts to encouraging development that benefits India’s poor and its natural environment." -- Timothy Hefflinger
DRLA Alum Timothy Hefflinger, an AIF Clinton Fellow, is blogging his experience while in service to the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-IT) in Leh, Ladakh. While in the field, Tim is contributing to the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust's valuable conservation efforts. He hopes to increase the market share of SLC-IT's Himalayan Homestays program, and generally increase its viability, sustainability, and visibility in the international context. He also aims to develop monitoring tools for the Conservancy's social programs.
Read his recent blogs for AIF.
The Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month service program matching highly skilled young professionals with high impact NGOs and social enterprises across India based on their interests and skills. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and human rights.
Tim Hefflinger is the second DRLA graduate to receive this honor. DRLA Alumna Crysty Skevington also served as an AIF Clinton Fellow. Her placement was with Utthan. Utthan has been working since 1981 to promote gender rights and water and sanitation in both tribal and coastal villages throughout Gujarat. She was selected for the placement specifically because of her background in disaster response and because of interests and volunteer work in gender advocacy. Utthan is working at a very grassroots level to tackle climate change issues in a way that promotes more gender equality - very much in line with DRLA values.
To learn more about the American India Foundation, visit their website.
To submit an application for the 2017-18 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, click here. Fellows serve from September 2017 to July 2018 with development organizations across India. Application deadline is January 16, 2017.
Students interested in applying for the fellowship should contact Dr. Meredith Feike with any questions.