About the SBI Foundation
SBI Foundation is the CSR initiative of the public sector bank, SBI. It works towards making resources available to the most vulnerable sections of the society directly and through strategic partnerships/collaborations with impact-making entities in the social and development sector in the most transparent way to create inclusive sustainable development.
The SBI YFI 2021-22
SBI Youth for India (SBI YFI) is a unique rural development fellowship program funded and managed by the SBI Foundation in partnership with reputed NGOs of the country. It provides a framework for India’s bright young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathize with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The selected fellows, from some of the top institutes/corporates, work with experienced NGOs on challenging development projects.
The fellowship offers them an opportunity to work across many areas of interest viz. health and sanitation, livelihood, education, women empowerment and many more. The 13-month long program allows the fellows to travel the length and breadth of the country and make a difference at a grass-root level. It aims at generating interest of the educated youth towards the social sector and inculcates a spirit of social entrepreneurship within them.
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Duration of the Fellowship
Stage – 1 (Preliminary Application)
Applicants can begin the first stage of the application process by sharing a few basic details in the preliminary application form. In this stage, the candidates are required to share their basic details like professional background, academic details, etc.
Stage – 2 (Online Assessment)
Upon the completion of the first stage, the selected applicant will be invited for the Online Assessment Stage, where they will be required to answer in-depth essay questions, which will give us a glimpse into the applicant’s world-views, perceptions and overall approach towards the fellowship.
Stage – 3 (Personality Assessment & Interview.)
To understand certain attitudinal aspects of the potential candidates, they will be required to take the personality assessment test. Post successful completion of this test, the candidates will be invited for the final interview for an interaction with a Selection Board.