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Become an LGT Impact Fellow

We are looking for talents from around the world with a strong desire to use their professional skills in a meaningful way.

Successful candidates have a sound professional background, outstanding personal skills and a clear commitment towards improving the lives of disadvantaged people.

Register and apply

Candidates interested in applying for the LGT Impact Fellowship need to follow two simple steps:

  1. Fill out your application online
    The application window for the 2020 intake will open in early 2020. You can already submit your application for the intake starting in summer 2020.
  2. Submit your application online
    Submit your application through the online portal before the end of the application deadline. 

Please note that only professionals who meet the candidate criteria will be considered for the Fellowship, and that we can only accept applications submitted through the online portal.

  • What are the prerequisites for applying?
  • What functional expertise is commonly sought?
  • What are the required skills and qualities?

Candidate requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (MBA or other advanced degree in a relevant field preferred)
  • Minimum of two years of full-time work experience after university (internships during studies excluded)
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken (additional languages from relevant regions helpful)

The Fellowship Team reviews candidate profiles against these basic criteria upon registration. Only candidates who meet these requirements will be accepted to the Member Portal and be able to apply for the Fellowship.

Understanding the specific talent needs of the organizations we serve is key for the success of our Fellowship Program. Organizations commonly seek professionals with expertise in the following functional areas:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Investment Management
  • Business Consulting
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • IT and Data Management
  • Engineering
  • Research and M&E
  • Human Resources
  • Product Development
  • Sales and Customer Acquisition
  • Process and Quality Management
  • Legal

Successful candidates bring the following skills and qualities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong research and analytical skills
  • Self-starter, willing to work idependently with limited supervision and take responsibility for own actions
  • Strong commitment to make a difference and preparedness to make financial and personal sacrifices
  • Good understanding of challenges and trends in low to middle income country development
  • Willingness to live and work abroad and engage with other cultures with a positive attitude and sensitivity
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and the ability to deal with ambiguity, unforeseeable events and a changing environment

Matching and interviewing process

Success for us means to facilitate the best possible match between a candidate's profile and the specific fellowship position - a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Once the application deadline is due, the Fellowship Program team carefully assesses the candidates' applications against the specific profiles sought by participating organizations. Candidates who score the highest in matching the requested profiles are being shortlisted for the specific fellowship roles. The organizations then decide who they want to interview. The interview process aims at further determining whether the selected candidates' interests, competencies and availability are compatible with the respective fellowship position.