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

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    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 a Citizen of Nepal/Bhutan, 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

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    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 450 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.

    Moksh Naidu

    Moksh Naidu

    Batch of 2020-21
    As a fresh graduate, who is looking for a life in governance, development and public policy, this experience at the grassroots rural level has definitely shaped my outlook. To the young folks out there who have a sense of adventurism and want to push the boundaries of their comfort zones, work and give back to society should definitely dive into this one year program.
    Viveka Advani

    Viveka Advani

    Batch of 2020-21
    I learnt about the SBI YFI fellowship from a stranger on the metro but the serendipity of it all didn’t stop there. What started as an attempt to understand the roots of our country and the possibility of change quickly transformed into a plethora of experiences that have altered how I view absolutely everything.
    Madhurjya Sarma

    Madhurjya Sarma

    Batch of 2020-21
    SBI YFI gave me the perfect platform to grow individually as a compassionate human throughout the fellowship. The experience has been an inspirational one with each day giving a newer perspective to the challenges and the way of life in rural India. With the pandemic slowly becoming a part of our day to day life, it is important that younger people come forward in extending their helping hand to those who desperately need it the most.

    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

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    Build
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Sustain
    Food-Security
    Food-Security
    Education
    Alternate

    With our globally renowned
    Partner NGOs

    BAIF
    RGVN
    DHAN FOUNDATION
    Asa
    Gram Vikas
    MSSRF
    SEVA Mandir
    Chirag NGO
    AKRSP(I)
    Sewa Bharat
    The ant
    Urmul
    SPS
    Barefoot-college-Tilonia

    With our globally renowned Partner NGOs

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

    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.

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    Parent organisation

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    Youth For India

    Flagship initiative of SBI Foundation

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