SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme funded and managed by the State Bank of India. It is meant for highly motivated, outstanding young professionals and fresh graduates between the ages of 21-35. Applicants must be Indian citizens and at least Graduates, at the time of applying for the Programme.
The application form is available here, and you are requested to submit the completed application form online.
December 31st, 2010:
Last date for submission of the completed application form
January 5th, 2011:
Shortlisted candidates to be invited for a personal interview.
January 31st, 2011:
Candidates selected to be Programme Fellows will be intimated.
The programme will be for duration of one year commencing in March 2011. It is a full time programme and the Fellows will be required to stay along with the staff of the partner NGO in towns near the project site.
- You will be assigned a project in accordance with your interest/skill sets and the requirements of the partner NGO.
- For the entire duration of the project, you will be provided with a mentor by the partner NGO who will provide guidance and help you to successfully address the challenges you may face.
- In consultation with your mentor, you will need to define the outcome that you seek to achieve at the end of the project, and work towards achieving it.
At the end of the programme, you will need to undertake an impact assessment study and document the successes and learning from the project.
As a programme Fellow, you will be provided with an opportunity to publish your findings from the project through papers/articles in journals and print media.
As part of the Fellowship, SBI will provide a monthly allowance of
Rs. 12000 during the course of the programme, adequate to meet living expenses. In addition, to & fro travel costs of the Fellows from his/her place of residence to the project site will be paid by the Bank. Medical cover will also be provided. After completion of the Programme, you can if you choose, return to the mainstream and leverage the insight that you would have gained about rural India to influence perceptions and policy and to develop products and services suited to rural markets. Our recruitment associates can also help you to contact corporates and other organizations who would value your skill sets.