Acumen Fund Global Fellows Program

Deadline: November 14, 2011

The Acumen Fellowship is a one year program that immerses Fellows in world-class leadership training, field work with social enterprises on the front lines, and a community of changemakers and thought leaders.




The mission of the Acumen Fund Fellows Program is to build a corps of next generation social sector leaders by fusing operational and financial skills with moral imagination to create solutions to global poverty and fill the talent gap.



Acumen Fund’s year-long fellowship for the Class of 2013 will begin in September 2012 with eight weeks of intensive and multidisciplinary leadership training in their New York City office. Training topics cover a wide variety of soft and hard skills, ranging from self-reflection, negotiation, and storytelling to functional topics such as investment techniques, valuation, marketing and operations. The Fellows also meet with leaders from diverse fields, as well as leading writers and thinkers.  Training will explore issues related to our investment geographies and sectors as well.

Following training in New York, Fellows begin their nine-month field placements with Acumen Fund investees. Each Fellow is assigned to a company where they support senior management in tackling critical business issues – market expansion, business plan refinement, supply chain improvements, or even leading a new business initiative.




There is no specific age or degree required for the program. Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented, passionate individuals from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds, religions and ages, having:

  • Proven track record of leadership and management responsibilities,
  • Experience working in emerging markets,
  • Unrelenting perseverance, personal integrity, and critical thinking s,kills
  • Strong passion and commitment,
  • 3-7 years of work experience,
  • Graduate degree preferred.

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