Youth For India - SBI

 

A 13-Month Program In Rural Development

The SBI Youth for India Fellowship is offered to India's brightest young minds as an opportunity to go live and work amongst rural communities to help solve pressing rural development challenges.

The fellowship attracts young leaders who experience a transformative leadership journey during the fellowship. By unlearning and imbuing the challenges of rural India, collaborating with NGO partners, fellows, and the local community, and then finally building and sustaining grassroots-level initiatives, they essentially go through the 4 phases:

Unlearn
UNLEARN
Collaborate
COLLABORATE
Build
BUILD
Sustain
SUSTAIN

    Applications now open for the

    SBI Youth for India Fellowship
    2021-22

    Instruction

    Please provide your most frequently used personal email address. Kindly avoid using your organizational/academic email address

    Please check the Eligibility Requirements to find out if you meet the fellowship criteria.

    Last day to Apply
    30th April, 2021

    Learn about our Application Process

    Application

    Stage 1

    Start your journey by filling out the Preliminary Application Form

    Assessment

    Stage 2

    Share your story, perspectives, and overall worldview by taking a detailed essay-based Online Assessment.

    Interview

    Stage 3

    Interact with the Selection Board in the Personality Assessment & Interview stage.

    The entire Application Process is uniquely designed to offer Fellowship Aspirants an experience that involves reflecting on their journey, worldviews & perspectives.

    The qualities of an ideal candidate

    Though candidates come from different professional & academic fields, the fellowship welcomes candidates who demonstrate a deep interest, passion, and commitment to the development of Rural India. The candidate should have the humility and eagerness to learn within a cross-cultural context. They should also demonstrate a strong commitment to service and are adaptive, entrepreneurial and innovative, in finding solutions in under-resourced environments.

    Eligibility

    Indian Citizen, or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

    21 to 32 year old youth may apply

    Bachelor’s degree should be completed before the commencement of the program

    Celebrating 10 years of the SBI YFI Fellowship

    Bringing positive change across the farthest, most remote areas of India.

    The Fellowship allows you to choose your project focusing on key areas of rural development and join an ever growing number of youth leaders in delivering positive impact across India

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    YFI Alumni

    A robust community of over 350 fellows

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    Partner NGOs

    Are the most accomplished in India

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    Alumni

    Continued to 'change lives' & work for rural development

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    Villages

    And serving India's remotest villages

    SBI YFI Fellows share their experiences.

    Padmini

    The journey helped me in understanding the way a programme is undertaken and the challenges that one faces during the phase of execution and the methods of overcoming them. Also at a personal level, instead of criticizing, I've learnt to take into consideration the different perspectives of looking at an issue.

    V Padmini

    Padmini Batch of ‘16
    Rahul M

    SBI Youth for India gave me a good head-start into the development sector with terrific insights during the course of fellowship. Evaluating myself, post the fellowship my confidence to work for a certain cause has improved and I continue to be in the quest of finding meaning throughout my work .

    Rahul Menon K. P.

    Rahul Menon Batch of ‘16
    Anubhav J

    I joined the fellowship just after finishing my graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. Having always had an interest in how technology can really change lives, the fellowship gave me the right platform to know about the huge disparity that exists to a very large extent. This motivated me to work in this field and I still continue to do so.

    Anubhav Joshi

    Anubhav Joshi Batch of ‘16

    Our fellows work in Rural Development across these 12 thematic areas

    Education
    Women's Empowerment
    Water
    Traditional Craft
    Technology
    Social Enterpreneurship
    Rural Livelihood
    Self Governance
    Health
    Food Security
    Environmental Protection
    Alternate Energy

    Our fellows work in Rural Development across these 12 thematic areas

    Slide Water Traditional Crafts Technology Social Entrepreneurship Slide Self Governance Rural Livlihood Health Food Security Slide Environmental Protection Education Alternate Energy Women Empowerment
    Build
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Food-Security
    Food-Security
    Education
    Alternate

    With our globally reknowned
    Partner NGOs

    BAIF
    RGVN
    DHAN FOUNDATION
    Barefoot College
    Gram Vikas
    MSSRF
    SEVA Mandir
    Chirag NGO
    AKRSP(I)
    Sewa Bharat
    The ant
    Urmul

    With our globally reknowned Partner NGOs

    BAIF
    RGVN
    Barefoot College
    DHAN FOUNDATION
    Gram Vikas
    The Ant
    MSSRF
    SEVA Mandir
    AKRSP(I)
    Chirag
    Sewa Bharat
    Urmul

    Questions? Visit our FAQ to learn more

    We have answered questions in our detailed knowledgebase. You can also raise a support ticket in case of additional queries.

    State Bank of India

    Parent organisation

    SBI Foundation

    CSR arm of SBI

    Youth For India

    Flagship initiative of SBI Foundation

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