SBI Youth for India Fellowship

SBI Youth for India appeals to India’s bright and young citizens to lend a hand to contribute to our country’s growth and development. This is a platform that enables you to use your educational qualifications and skill sets to uplift the rural communities across the nation.

SBI invites you to apply for the 13-month rural development fellowship, a rare chance to re-connect to your roots and experience your culture in its rawest form.

What is Youth for India Fellowship?

Each year a handpicked group of young social entrepreneurs proudly wear the badge of SBI YFI Fellows to go work in remote villages to help solve critical rural development challenges. This program is the flagship initiative of the SBI Foundation, the CSR arm of The State Bank of India.

India's brightest young minds are given an opportunity to go live and work amongst rural communities to help solve pressing rural development challenges. Fellows are further supported in their projects by leading NGOs and experts across disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Young Professionals or Fresh Graduates
  • Age 21-32 (as on date of commencement of programme)
  • Indian citizen/OCI

Fellowship Support:
  • Stipend: Rs 15,000/- to meet living expenses
  • Local Transport Allowance: Rs 1,000/- per month
  • A Readjustment Allowance of Rs. 40,000/- upon successful completion of the Fellowship
  • To and fro travel costs of the Fellows from his/her place of residence to project location as well as for training programmes
  • Medical Insurance
  • Mentorship by experienced professionals in the field
  • Access to the Community through well-established Partner NGOs
  • Linkages with premier organizations of the country

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