SBI Youth for India is a 13 month long programme that enables India's brightest young minds to work on rural development projects with experienced NGOs. Supported by State Bank of India, the fellowship offers the best platform in the country to follow your heart and help solve rural India’s most pressing challenges.
"It's terrific that such talented young people are committing themselves to work in rural areas."
- Lise Grande, Former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
SBI YFI offers a wide range of projects that cover the entire gamut of rural development. Fellows can either choose to work on an existing project or can implement a new project in a focus area of the partner NGO. SBI YFI ensures that necessary support and guidance are made available to the fellows. Presently, fellows are working on a variety of projects at 30 locations across 12 states of the country. Browse through the 12 program areas to know more.
The SBI Youth for India Programme has been uniquely designed to assist you to transition into a rural environment, assess the ground realities and identify a project which combines your interests, the strengths of the partner NGO and the needs of the community.
This lets you chart your activity plan such that it brings about maximum impact.
Shortlisted candidates are notified on an ongoing basis during the application period. We continuously engage with shortlisted applicants over an online forum to get to know them better as well as clarify their doubts regarding the Fellowship.
Interviews shall be conducted in major metro cities or virtually for applicants based outside India.
You will have access to further material about the programmes of our partner NGOs. You will research, read and familiarize yourself with these to be able to decide on your preferred programme area and partner NGO.
A carefully designed orientation and training programme sensitizes you to the rural ethos, introduces you to rural project management techniques and equips you to handle the challenges you might face. It consists of both classroom sessions as well as field visits.
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You will be assigned a project in accordance with your interest/skill sets and the requirements of the partner NGO.
This is the implementation period of the fellowship, where the Fellow shall attempt to achieve the defined milestones. Through regular feedback and 2 intermediate review workshops, you shall be provided with necessary guidance and support.
At the end of the programme, you need to document your project work with the learning from the project.
The Fellowship will conclude with a valediction amd the award of a Certificate of completion.
After completion of the Programme :
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