Yuva for Sewa – International Summer Youth Internship Program

What is Yuva for Sewa?

Yuva for Sewa is a summer internship offered by Sewa International USA that focuses on service projects in India and Caribbean countries. It is an opportunity for young adults to contribute their time to a larger movement of serving humanity.

The program is designed to actualize the message of Sewa International USA, which believes that service to humanity is service to God. Since its inception in 2006, YFS has provided 44 youth with the opportunity to volunteer their time for different service projects, based on their interests and expertise. Projects are available in health care, education, environmental awareness, women’s empowerment, rural development and micro-finance. Interns spend the duration of their internship working with NGOs in the community. They seek to serve and engage in a transformative experience that empowers them,  as they strive to make an impact in their chosen field.

Selection Criteria:

Interns must (1) have graduated high school or be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship (2) be able to participate in the full ten-week internship program (3) be currently residing in US or Canada and (4) possess strong enthusiasm to make a difference.

Program Details:

The 2014 Yuva for Sewa internship projects are located in various locations inIndia (Pune, Bhagyanagar (Hyderabad), and Bangalore). The internship will start Monday June 9th and end on Friday August 15th 2014 *(Flexible for students whose finals are conflictin with our start date).  All interns will be required to arrive in Bangalore by Sunday June 8th 2014 where the one week orientation program will be conducted. Orientation will include general training about projects and basic cultural information for interns.  After orientation, interns will focus on specific projects and spend the duration of their internship with other volunteers working on the same project. For detailed project descriptions, please visit: http://sewausa.org/projects

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit an online application form  by March 15th, 2014. Selected applicants will be invited to a phone interview followed by an in-person interview. Successfull applicants will be notified by email or phone. Only upon accepting the internship offer, applicants will be required to submit a $450 administration and application fee.

Please email all questions to yfs@sewausa.org

For videos and blogs of past interns visit: YFS Past Interns Video and Shivani Parikh’s Blog “My Indian Summer.”

Source: SEWA