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The Fellowship


Grassroots public health delivery - get a head start!

Prerna guiding a frontline worker - Jhalawar, 2019

The Fellowship

In short

Recent graduates and young professionals, like what you see about the Antara Foundation and want to get involved early? The Fellowship is for you!

Fellowship in ten seconds

Purpose: To provide graduates and young professionals with a ringside view of public health delivery at the grassroots.

Who is eligible: Undergraduate or postgraduate degree holder in any discipline

Duration: 18 months

Location: Madhya Pradesh

This program can transform you and then it’s up to you to transform society

Neeraj Jham

Director - Programs


It is a grassroots experiential learning program designed for budding entrepreneurs or those looking for career enhancement, higher education, refining professional skills and competencies or just exploring the public health or development landscape. Fellows would be placed in any one of our currently active programs across states. You will work alongside our program officers at the block and village level. You will be assigned tasks based on a combination of program needs and your interests and skills.

The Fellowship


What will you do, what will you learn and what might this lead to?

* Cearet with the community - Jhalawar, 2019

Typical responsibilities

What will you do?

Fellows acquire the invaluable experience of working in the field. They actively participate in program implementation and monitoring. In the process, they engage with the community and local government functionaries. They also consolidate and analyse data and contribute to knowledge management.


What will you learn?

By working in the field, fellows imbibe skills such as communication, team work, leadership, technical expertise, research and analytical skills, innovation, planning and organisation.

This Fellowship has inspired me to go above and beyond one’s call of duty in order to plant the seeds of change. I have been able to see the realities of primary health service delivery in rural areas and address the inefficiencies that arise. Overall, it’s been a transformative experience.

Cearet Sood

Former Fellow


What will you take away?

Fellows acquire an operational knowledge of public health at the grassroots. They also learn to interact with diverse stakeholders such as Government, policy makers and the community. The experience also prepares them for higher education and career advancement. Many fellows have been appointed as program officers after the fellowship.

From growing as an individual while living away from comforts, to learning about MCHN in rural Rajasthan, I gained valuable experiences and understanding of the grassroots level program implementation and monitoring, during the course of my Fellowship.

Owais Shafiq

Associate, former fellow

Desired traits

What do we look for?

The following skills and attributes will serve you well:

  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline. Masters in Social Welfare (MSW)/Public Health (MPH) would be preferable
  • Ability to present information in a structured and insightful manner
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Hindi
  • Ability to analyse reports, plan and monitor project plans
  • Someone who takes initiative/ownership and performs well in an entrepreneurial setup

The Fellowship


How can you join the movement?

We accept applications for the Antara Fellowship year-round. Apply by uploading your CV and Cover Letter at the link below, and dropping an email to

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