State Bank of India announces SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program 2024-24, Apply now


SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2024 – SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program is initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India as a CSR activity, in partnership with reputed NGOs. Interested candidates can submit their application through online mode. Read on for the details on SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2024 such as eligibility criteria, application process, duration and more


About SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2024

  • Recognised as the flagship program of SBI Foundation, it is a 13-month long Fellowship that enables the nation’s youth to work on rural development projects in partnership with experienced NGOs. 
  • The SBI Youth for India Fellowship is offered to bright young minds who are Citizens of India, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Citizens of Nepal/Bhutan
  • It provides opportunity to go live and work amongst rural communities to help solve pressing rural development challenges.
  • The Fellowship builds young leaders who undergo a transformative journey by learning from the challenges of rural India. 
  • These leaders collaborate with NGO partners, local government, and the community to develop and sustain grassroots-level initiatives.


Important Dates

  • Online application Process: Ongoing
  • Start Date: 01st August 2024
  • Commitment: 13 Months, Full Time
  • Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form: April 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must-
    • be an Indian citizen, or a citizen of Nepal/Bhutan, or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
    • be between 21 and 32 years of age on the day of commencement of the program, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1992 and not later than 1st October 2003.
    • have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree before the commencement of the program. i.e the candidate must have completed their degree before 1st October 2024.
  • Note to OCI Candidates: In case you don’t possess an OCI card currently, please visit the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for OCI registration. As the process takes at least 1-3 months, we recommend that you apply for it as soon as you initiate your Fellowship application.


Application Process

  • SBI Youth for India Online Application Form is available at Website
  • You are requested to submit the completed application form online.


The 3-stage Application Process of the SBI Youth for India Fellowship is as follows:


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 an interaction with the Selection Board. The interviews also act as an avenue to closely interact with like-minded youth, SBI Youth for India Team, NGO stakeholders & our Alumni to understand the fellowship programme better.


Selection Process

  • The selected candidates of Stage -3 will be notified on a rolling basis during the application period via email and/or SMS. On confirmation, candidates will be sent the offer letter, specifying details of the programme, fellowship support and terms and conditions of the fellowship.


Fellowship Support

  • A monthly allowance of 15000 INR for the duration of the programme to meet your living expenses.
  • A monthly allowance of 1000 INR for the duration of the programme to meet your transport expenses.
  • A monthly allowance of 1000 INR for the duration of the programme to meet your project related expenses.
  • A dedicated provision for language support will be provided at the location.
  • A readjustment allowance of 70000 INR upon successful & satisfactory completion of the Fellowship.
  • The cost of 3AC train fare from your residence to the project site location as well as expenses incurred on travelling for training programmes shall be covered.
  • A health and personal accident insurance policy will also be provided.

Other Support

  • You will be assisted by the local NGO staff to find suitable accommodation with safety in mind.
  • The partner NGO will also arrange for necessary support as and when required.
  • An SBI Youth for India team member will be available for overall support & guidance.
  • Mentorship by experienced professionals in the field.
  • Access to the community through well-established Partner NGOs
  • Linkages with premier organizations of the country.


For more details and apply, please visit the official website


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