Are you up for the #challenge to be India’s next youth leader? The countdown has begun! Applications for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program 2021-22 will open soon!
The Fellowship is a 13-month leading rural development program for where India’s brightest young minds are given an opportunity to go live and work amongst rural communities to help solve pressing rural development challenges. It has been uniquely designed to assist your transition into a rural environment.
The fellowship attracts young leaders who experience a transformative leadership development journey during the fellowship. From unlearning and imbuing the challenges of rural India. To collaborating with NGO partners, fellows, and the local community. Until finally building and sustaining grassroots level initiatives.
SBI fellows work in Rural Development across these 12 thematic areas:
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.
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.
How to Apply for the SBI Youth for India Fellowship
Explore through this video the updated application process and steps involved in becoming an SBI Youth Fellow in 2021!
The SBI Youth for India (SBI YFI) is a unique, Indian rural development fellowship program initiated by SBI, funded and managed by the SBI Foundation that seeks to build a trusted gateway between the urban and rural spheres, for higher talents to flow into rural development, thereby reviving the grassroots development machinery and benefit marginalized communities.
The framework of the program is highly immersive by design and requires the fellow to spend 13 months on the field – experiencing and collaborating with the ‘real’ India; empathizing with their struggles and connecting with their aspirations for community change.