Applications open for SBI Youth for India fellowship programme.

SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India in partnership with reputed NGOs. It provides a framework for India’s best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by:

Providing educated Indian youth with an opportunity to touch lives and create positive change at the grass root 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 Programme alumni to share ideas and contribute
to rural development throughout their professional life.

Eligibility:

> You should be a highly motivated, outstanding young professional or fresh
graduate between the ages of 21-32 as on 1st September 2014.
> You must be an Indian citizen.
> You should have demonstrated initiative and leadership in the past, to be
able to foster change at the grass root level.
> You should be people-oriented and have concern for people as you will
have to constantly interact with rural communities.
> You should be willing to adjust to life in rural locations.

> Selection Process: Personal Interview
> No. of Fellowships: 100

> The selection process begins with the submission of the online
application form. Shortlisted candidates are notified and they will be
required to actively interact on an online forum to discuss and develop
their ideas for rural development. Shortlisted candidates will then be
invited for a personal interview. 100 candidates will be finally selected
to participate in the program in two batches

> Duration: One Year

> Fellowship support: SBI will provide INR 14000/month during the
fellowship period.

> Application Deadline: 30 June 2014

> For more information http://www.youthforindia.org/programme.ph