If you have passion for social change, deep interest in teaching and aspiration to work with teachers, we invite you to join us as Associates, leading to full-time positions in our organization.

As an Associate, you will be immersed in the realities of school education in rural India, and should be prepared to:

  • Work closely with teachers, to improve teaching practices
  • Develop learning material for children and teachers
  • Conduct research on issues related to classroom and teaching-learning processes

Your journey as an Associate, will help you develop a deep understanding of what education really means and the ability to help in improving the quality of education in Government Schools.

Your First year at the Foundation

The purpose of the Associate Programme is to help you to develop yourself to become Teacher Educators. The one-year Programme will broadly consist of two components:

  • Teaching in a government school (80% of your time)
    • Experiencing the work and realities of a teacher is fundamental to being able to help a teacher build her capacities. Therefore, our programme will focus on giving you this experience.
    • This will require adequate preparation before you go to school, and significant support (from mentors and peers) through the months of teaching.
    • It will also need a process to distill your learning about teaching-learning processes, about children, about teachers and the school, which you can carry forward in your role.
  • Supporting Teacher Professional Development programmes of District Institute (20% of your time)
    • As you become more familiar with the role of a teacher, you could begin learning on-the-job by apprenticing with some of our senior academic and block members, in conducting events for capacity enhancement of government teachers.

After the completion of one year, you will continue to work at one of our District Institutes and will continue to engage with the school and community system.

Please check the eligibility below and also visit FAQ

As it would not be possible to visit every campus across India and conduct on-campus selection, this online application process is for students who are not able to participate in our on-campus process. Written test for students who apply online, would be after January 2020. Details will be shared with shortlisted applicants 30 days before the test.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Have Postgraduates (MA/MSc) or Integrated Postgraduate Degree in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English, Hindi, Geography, History or Political Science (Full time and regular courses only)
  • Or have B.Tech./M.Tech and interested to work on Physics, Chemistry and Math.
  • Completing the course in 2020
  • Open to work in the districts of Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
  • Proficiency in local language (Hindi/Kannada/Telugu).

Salary and Location of Posting

You will receive a monthly gross salary of Rs. 31,000/- and additional benefits. Taxes and statutory deductions will apply. You will be posted in districts of  Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

Our Associates

  • Tanmoy Samanta
    Associate Batch 2017

    Azim Premji Foundation motivates to immerse from own experience to appreciate continuous and experiential learning process. Since beginning of my professional journey, I have been given challenging opportunities to work with teachers and develop understanding of education, school and society. Azim Premji Foundation work culture has also influenced my personal growth immensely and encouraged me to look deeper in every aspect of education to contribute constructively for betterment.

  • Sonia Khudanpur
    Associate Batch 2018

    The work at school, with children and teachers, the many observations of classroom teaching, workshop sessions, the occasional interactions with education officials, the many hours of pouring over documents and books, discussions, meetings, and the struggle of living by yourself – the associate programme is a bag of myriad experiences worth carrying along.

  • Pritam Gupta
    Associate Batch 2015

    The foundation is not just a career option, it is one of the fewest organization which allows you to grow not only as a professional but also as an individual. The journey has been amazing, and I take pride to be associated with such a profession and able to contribute for such noble cause.  

  • Praveen Uniyal
    Associate Batch 2016

    Foundation gives ample opportunities to explore Education, primarily the public education system and its teachers, being utterly integral to the system. This happens through field experiences, internal capacity enhancement workshops and formal or informal discussions. The values, vision and work culture enable a conducive environment of learning to grow and evolve with optimism towards change while being critically reflective and thus contributing to teacher professional development.

  • Kalpana Bisht 
    Associate Batch 2018

    The year in the foundation has been a fertile ground to test what we have read and learnt as theory in our classrooms. It gives ample opportunities to explore, think and reflect on not only education but each and every aspect that we see in the society.

  • Alok Singh
    Associate Batch 2016

    The journey of associate program gave me a good exposure to the kind of efforts being made in different context for improving the quality of education in our country.

Recruitment Events


“Recruitment for Associate Program 2021 will commence from December 15th onwards.”

Contact Us


Madhya Pradesh - 8226005678

Chhattisgarh - 8458801404

Uttarakhand - 7088872777

Telangana - 9606033265

Rajasthan - 0141-2725167/68

Karnataka- 6366765754, 6366765755

Other States - 9606033264

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