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Key facts about our Fellowship Program

Our one-year Fellowship offers full-time engagements with our portfolio companies in developing and emerging countries across five world regions.

The LGT Impact Fellowship, formerly known as ICats Fellowship Program, builds upon our experience in running this program since 2009 and placing well over 100 Fellows with leading social enterprises around the world.

  • Types of Fellowship
  • Start dates and application periods
  • Duration
  • Locations
  • Employment
  • Visa
  • Stipend

Depending on the availability of open positions, we are offering two generic types of Fellowship roles, both of which involve one-year full-time engagements in the field:

  • LGT Impact Fellows work with our for-profit or non-profit portfolio organizations or trusted partners with significant social or environmental impact and ambitious targets to grow
  • LGT Investment Associate Fellows work with LGT Impact's regional investment teams to support their ongoing portfolio management activities
  • One or two yearly intakes into the Fellowship Program (depeding on opportunities) starting in January and/or July each year.
  • Application period for each intake is 5 months prior to the starting date, thus throughout February and/or August each year respectively.

The next intake will take place in July 2018 for which interested candidates can apply throughout February 2018 through the member portal .

One full year, full-time in the field.

  • For the January intake from mid-January until end of December
  • For the July intake from mid-July until end of June


Africa, India, the Philippines, China, Brazil and United Kingdom

Placements across our Fellowship locations are subject to an approved working permit for the specific country. It is the candidate’s obligation with assistance from the host company to obtain the necessary permissions.

Fellows are employed by their host companies based on a formal temporary volunteering or working contract that is in line with local HR and employment policies. To formalize their role as LGT Impact Fellows, nominated candidates are also asked to sign a Fellowship Agreement with LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation.

Fellows with assistance from their host companies are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa that allows them to work in the Fellowship destination for the duration of their Fellowship. We offer assistance with respect to providing necessary documentation and sharing learnings from experiences with previous Fellows.

"Good talent coupled with compassion is a potentially organization-changing combination. LGT Impact carefully screens and interviews potential candidates, making sure that their skills set and values would match the needs and values of partner organizations. The commitment of LGT Impact to this, and the amazing roster of Fellows, could definitely make a significant difference for organizations that want to change the world."

Reese Fernandez, CEO Rags2Riches, Philippines