Earth Shastra 2.0 – Program

Youth Alliance aims to nurture empathetic leaders who apply their head, heart and hands to understand and serve the world making it more equitable,  cooperative and sustainable.

About the program
Earth-Shastra brings together 30 young change-agents in its second edition to embark on a 9-day immersive journey from across the country two times a year, in April and October. To explore the relationship between economics, ecology and the human self. After a remarkable first edition in Palampur (H.P.), we are launching the second edition that shall happen in the Western Ghats from 8th – 16th October, 2018. 

It is bringing together people from across the country to embark a journey in the Sahyadri Hills to understand this relationship between economics, ecology and human self. We shall deepen our lost connection with nature, deconstruct the current economic system and understand the ongoing economic and environmental crisis from an integrated lens.  It inadvertently involves focus on personal transformation and nurturing deep community over the 9-days and beyond.


Venue: Govardhan Eco Village near Mumbai.

Cohort Composition

It is open to have participants from all kinds of backgrounds. However we are looking for people meeting atleast one of the following criteria:

  • Passionate about the environmental issues and committed to do something about it
  • Working or studying in the domain of Environmental Studies/Economics/Development/Public Policy
  • Working with corporate/non-profit/goverment and keen to understand how the dynamics between economics and environment play out in their context
  • Willing to take forward the learning from the program and apply in their communities
  • Are in the age group 18-30 years (exceptions on case-to-case basis)

First Application deadline: August 5, 2018

Final Application deadline: September 2, 2018

If you are willing to develop the capacity to understand the big picture and the humility to start with small actions, this is for you!

Click here to apply now!

To know more about the program, click here!

Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership

The Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (PGP-DL) in Indian School of Development Management is a one of its kind management programme which seeks to develop professional, passionate and committed leaders and entrepreneurs for the development sector. The founding batch is nearing graduation and getting ready to change the world, they are well into the journey of putting in place their second batch of future social leaders and change-makers.

If you have a passion for social change, the desire and ability to build world-class social organizations, and an interest in addressing the crucial question of scalable and sustainable social change, apply now.

Application deadline for Admissions 2018-19 is 13 April, 2018.

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The DaanUtsav Internship

The 2018  DaanUtsav Internship programme is an opportunity for young professionals to create significant social change.

About DaanUtsav

DaanUtsav, earlier called Joy of Giving Week (JGW), is India’s very own festival of giving. It aims to spread love, joy and happiness among those who are less fortunate than us, and for each one of us to experience the joy in giving. DaanUtsav is celebrated for a week starting Gandhi Jayanti (Oct 2-8) every year, and was launched in 2009.

From celebrities and CEOs, to auto drivers and maids, school and college students to village communities, millions of people participate in the festival ever year in various ways- from organizing large fundraisers that raise lacs and crores, to reading out stories to children, making and distributing sandwiches on the street, to organizing donation, collection and volunteering drives, the festival sees participation from hundreds of corporates, schools, colleges, NGOs, apartments, villages and community groups across India.

DaanUtsav 2018 will be celebrated from October 2-8, 2018 across India.


Internship details

The internship period is 3-6 months, and requires full-time commitment from May/June/July  2018 – Oct 15, 2018.

The duration will depend on the city/location. Each intern is assigned a local coordinator, who is a DaanUtsav volunteer himself/herself, and will work from the offices of the Coordinator’s organization, or in a local nonprofit organization.

  • Full-time commitment for the stipulated period
  • Three/Four/Five or Six month full-time commitment from May/June/July – Oct 15, 2018
  • Stipend: Base of Rs 10000 – Rs 15000, plus Rs 3000 – Rs 5000 to cover travel & communication
  • Potential Internships
    • Tier 1: Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai
    • Tier 2: Mangalore, Lucknow, Jaipur
    • Tier 3: Hubli/Dharwad, Davangere, Mysore, Belagavi, Shimoga
  • Last day to apply: April 30, 2018


The DaanUtsav Internship Experience

The Internship is a grueling and demanding work experience. Each intern is required to spend at least 48 hours a week, but we expect that most will wind up spending more than 55 hours, and having great fun doing so.

  • Each Intern is assigned a Coordinator, who is also a DaanUtsav volunteer. Coordinators are senior corporate executives, business leaders or social entrepreneurs. Each coordinator is committed to spending at least 10-20 hours a month in mentoring the Interns, helping them reflect, learn and grow, and pick up soft and hard skills to work effectively and achieve goals. Coordinators will provide significant initial guidance and training, followed by daily support and monitoring to the Intern throughout the duration of the Internship.
  • Interns get to interact with a wide range of business leaders and executives, social entrepreneurs and NGOs, school and college leaders, government administrators and community leaders. This kind of exposure is rarely available in any other opportunity, and will help Interns create phenomenal relationships and networks across their city.
  • Interns work closely with passionate volunteers in their own city
  • Interns build strong communication, presentation and persuasion skills, self- confidence, positive values and beliefs, greater compassion and caring, a deeper understanding of India’s social issues and challenges as well as possible solutions to them.
  • Interns receive a certificate on successful completion of the Internship Programme from the host organisation.

DaanUtsav Internship Requirements

An ideal Intern would be

  • A graduate or post graduate from a reputed college, with stellar academic and extra-curricular credentials
  • An extroverted person who likes going out and meeting people
  • Very comfortable using email, computers
  • Fluent in English and the local language of the city s/he will be based in
  • Willing to work hard to scale the festival in the assigned location
  • Comfortable with suitable local commute

If you have any doubts about these, please reach out to: Rajan Narayanan at [email protected]


Apply now:

Last day to apply: April 30, 2018

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Teach For India fellowship – 2018, Webinar for Bhumi Volunteers

The Teach For India Fellowship is a unique opportunity to transform the lives of students and communities while developing leadership skills by  becoming part of a select network of committed, passionate, lifelong leaders working to fight educational inequity. It is a two year, full-time, salaried commitment to teach and lead students in under-resourced schools. We currently have over 1100 Fellows, spread across 7 cities, in 900 classrooms, impacting close to 38,000 children, and all working together to realise our vision that one day, all children will attain an excellent education.

Want to know more?

We are hosting three webinars exclusively for Bhumi volunteers! You can find the details of the same below :

Webinar 1 :

Date : Friday, 16th March, 2018

Timing : 6-7 PM IST

Led By : Smitha Ganesh

Smitha worked with Bhumi as a volunteer from 2012-2014 as Centre Co-ordinator for Ejipura Government School, Bangalore. She also volunteered to bring alive the first Nakshatra event in Bangalore where children across multiple organizations participated in various cultural events. She joined TFI as a 2014 Mumbai Fellow and currently works as a Program Manager Coach in the city of Chennai.


Webinar 2 :

Date : Saturday, 17th March, 2018

Timing : 6-7 PM IST

Led By : Sanjana Dalmiya

Sanjana led recruitment for Teach For India across Karnataka colleges and corporates from 2015-2017. She then worked as a Consultant on expansion related projects in the East and North East.


Webinar 3 :

Date : Sunday, 18th March, 2018

Timing : 10-11 AM

Led by : Goutham Kumar

Goutham joined Teach For India as a  2015 Chennai Fellow and now leads recruitment for Teach For India across Chennai’s colleges and corporates.


What can you  expect to learn in the webinar?

  1. Current reality of India’s educational landscape
  2. Organizational context
  3. A Fellow’s journey
  4. Student impact
  5. Leadership development
  6. Is this right for you?

The video call link will be shared once you’ve signed up! We look forward to interacting with you.

Please note that the FINAL Deadline for the 2018 Fellowship is on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. You can start your Application on Teach For India Website. Do spread the word in your networks! For any questions, please write to

Applications open for Vision India Foundation fellowship

Vision India Foundation invites applications for its next batch of fellowship. VIF selects committed young Indians and prepares them for a career in nation-building. Mentorship and financial support is provided to all the selected applicants.

Duration: 3 years, starting in summer 2018

Types of Projects:
  • Good Governance
  • Constituency Development
  • Strategic and Foreign Relations
  • Civilizational Studies
  • Education
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Application open for Teach For India fellowship – 2018

Teach for India is looking for the brightest minds and hearts in the country to apply for our two-year Fellowship program. 

The Fellowship is an opportunity to serve as full-time teacher leaders to children from low-income communities in India’s most under-resourced schools. After the two years, TFI Fellows become a part of the Teach For India Alumni movement where they work to drive systemic change and realise educational opportunity for all.

The Fellowship is a win-win; Fellows get an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will set them up for a career of their choice while they change children’s lives and build the nation.

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend.
  • The program is a two-year, full time commitment.
Click here for more information and to apply

Why should your students join the Teach for India movement?

TFI is a chance for fellows to learn, contribute and take action towards dismantling education inequity in India. They will play a big part in solving India’s education crisis. The Fellowship enables fellows to give children the opportunity to change their lives and deepen their understanding of what’s required to attain educational equity. They’ll develop into a strong, caring and effective leader. The Fellowship uses the classroom and community as a lab of leadership where fellows practice vision, planning, execution and problem-solving, reflection and other key leadership skills. They’ll become a part of a growing network of change makers. The Fellowship will facilitate life-long partnerships and relationships with thousands of alumni and partners who will support fellows and deepen their impact as an Alumnus. Our alumnus add momentum to the theory of change we passionately believe in by being associated with the movement, throughout.

India Fellow 2018

India Fellow is a 13-month social leadership program. It includes working full time with a grassroots organization on a specific social issue. This, together with classroom training, peer sharing and mentorship empowers the fellows to find their leadership potential, shape careers, and in the process make a positive impact on our society. The application process for the next cohort of India Fellows is open, and the fellowship starts February 2018.

During the journey, the fellows gain deep insights and develop varied perspectives into the country, it’s people and the functioning; whilst contributing meaningfully to the host organizations’ social change mission. Also they are supported by a strong alumni network and mentors in their pursuit.

Apply now

A combination of an immersive grassroots experience with a credible non profit along with training and mentoring will come together to help bring out the best in them. You can know more about the fellowship design here.

Watch a video which summarizes the fellowship’s philosophy here.

Gramya Manthan – Winter edition applications invited


Gramya Manthan is a 10-day rural immersion journey with 30 passionate change agents to remote villages of our country. The 8th edition of the program will be happening in villages near Kutch, Gujarat from 22nd – 31st December 2017 hosted by Youth Alliance and is in collaboration with Sabarmati Ashram Trust and ESI, Sughad.

The program aims at developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around us by following our curiosity and discovering new understanding by creating a space to learn, to observe and engage with the diverse realities of our world.

The idea is also to bring ourselves into a rhythm with the surprisingly complex realities and wisdom of rural life, allowing ourselves a platform to begin to think more holistically and to challenge our preconceived notions about Indian rural communities.

Process of Gramya Manthan

Gramya Manthan is rooted in the timeless principles of the circle.

The facilitators co-create a space for each participant to express her/his unique self as we learn together. Learning happens in three ways:

•   We learn from each other
•   We learn with each other
•   We learn from our own self in the company of each other

To be part of 2017 Winter Edition cohort:

Apply here

Travel & Accommodation

• Food, stay and all other mandatory requirements during the program will be taken care of
• Participants will have to reach Ahmedabad city by Day 0 night or early morning on Day 1
• Pick and drop facility will be available at the Ahmedabad railway station on specific timings



• Program is open to both Indian and International applicants.
• Participants in the age group of 18-30 years will be preferred. Applicants below or beyond these age limits will be duly considered on case-to-case basis

URJA Youth4Environment Fellowship

Haiyya in collaboration URJA (United Residents Joint Action for Delhi), Delhi Clean Air Forum and Help Delhi Breathe have launched URJA Youth4Environment Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is a 4 month program which aims to mobilise a youth force to work on environmental issues. The Fellows will undergo onboard training on campaigning, grass-roots organising tools and expert sessions on prevailing environmental issues to get equipped with skills to work in local communities. The Fellows will work closely with their local RWA’s and other local authorities in their areas to implement community level solutions through campaigns to make our environment clean and healthy. Youth4Environment Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young leaders to  build local leaders and team in their areas to work with their communities and other civic bodies.
For further details/queries, write to us at [email protected] or contact at 9871446720.
Important Dates
  • Last Date to Apply – June 1st
  • On-Boarding Training – June 10-11th

SBI Youth for India fellowship

Are you an educated Indian youth looking for an opportunity to create a positive change at the grass-roots level in rural India? Are you one of the young intellectual minds who believes in being the change you want to see in the world? Do you have the passion and ideas to change the face of the rural development in India?

If yes, then the SBI Youth for India fellowship is looking for you. SBI Youth for India fellowship programme is an initiative by the SBI Foundation to reform rural India by teaming up with dynamic, willful and passionate urban youth who believe in being the change.

This fellowship is a 13-month programme, where the Fellows are placed with our reputed partner NGOs in villages across India. Our alumni have worked in the tribal areas of Orissa & Gujarat to high altitude areas in Uttarakhand to dry Rajasthan to the jungles of Kerala and Maharashtra. Our fellows have contributed innovative ideas and solutions to the areas of Education, Health, Livelihoods, Environment, Women Empowerment, Alternate Energy, Technology, Social Entrepreneurship to name a few.

Most of our fellows have continued their passion for development sector, while some have returned to their previous lives with more knowledge and experience. But every fellow has undergone a unique transformation and has touched many lives with their ideas of change.

If you want to be the one, Click to Apply Now!

SBI Youth for India believes in the ripples of change; we seek your co-operation in spreading the news of our SBI Youth for India fellowship programme. We encourage you to reach out to spread the word amongst your Alumni Network, Friends, Ex-colleagues, etc.