Applications invited for SBI Youth for India fellowship

Applications invited for SBI Youth for India fellowship

Organization: SBI Foundation

Apply By: 30 Apr 2021

About the SBI Youth for India fellowship:
Recognized as the flagship program of SBI Foundation, it is a 13-month long fellowship that enables the nation's youth to work on rural development projects in partnership with experienced NGOs.

The Program seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by:

  • Providing educated and passionate urban Indian youth with an opportunity to touch lives and create positive change at the grass-roots level in rural India.
  • Providing NGOs working on development projects in rural India with educated manpower whose skill sets can be used to catalyze rural development.
  • Promoting a forum for the Program alumni to share ideas and contribute to rural development throughout their professional life.

So far, we have built a network of more than 350 alumni, who have made a difference at more than 150 rural locations across 25 states of India.70% of these alumni continue to be actively involved in the development sector.
Application Process:

    The application process typically commences in the first quarter of the year. Notifications and announcements about the status of the applications are shared on our website and social media platforms. For the batch of 2021-22, applications are open now.

    The 3-stage Application Process of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship is as follows:

  • Stage-1 (Preliminary Application)
  • Applicants can begin the first stage of the application process by sharing a few basic details in the preliminary application form. In this stage, the candidates are required to share their basic details like professional background, academic details, etc.

  • Stage-2 (Online Assessment)
  • Upon the completion of the first stage, the selected applicant will be invited for the Online Assessment Stage, where they will be required to answer in-depth essay questions, which will give us a glimpse into the applicant’s world-views, perceptions and overall approach towards the fellowship.

  • Stage-3 (Personality Assessment & Interview.)
  • To understand certain attitudinal aspects of the potential candidates, they will be required to take the personality assessment test. Post successful completion of this test, the candidates will be invited for an interaction with the Selection Board. The interviews also act as an avenue to closely interact with like-minded youth, SBI Youth for India Team, NGO stakeholders & our Alumni to understand the fellowship program better.

  • The selected candidates of Stage -3 will be notified on a rolling basis during the application period via email and/or SMS. On confirmation, candidates will be sent the offer letter, specifying details of the program, fellowship support, and terms and conditions of the fellowship.

In case of queries, visit our FAQs page - https://www.youthforindia.org/home/faq




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