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Is there an application fee?
No, the online application form is absolutely free and there are no registration charges.
The program duration is 10 week which begins Monday June 6th, 2016 through Friday August 12th, 2016. A one-week orientation will begin on Sunday June 5th, 2016. It is advised that interns arrive a few days before the start of orientation to acclimate to the country.
What are the Projects that I might be involved in?
For detailed information on the projects visit here.
College Credits depends on each university's individual policies. Some universities offer college credit to YFS internship ( eg. Cleveland State University, Ohio State University, and Rutgers University). To see if they are eligible for these credits Interns should verify with their own advisors and school programs to gurantee that credits are transferable. Applicants are also encouraged to set up a direct credit program with their own universities.
The $695 fee covers a 5-day cultural orientation, 10-week boarding, lodging and a 4-day cultural trip to medieval temples and UNESCO World HeritageCenter. A great bargain! Interns are expected to pay the fee if they decide to go to India for the Internship. The program is virtually free aside from the airfare and administration fee.
We understand that a summer volunteer experience may involve a significant financial investment for student interns. However, there are a number of financial aid resources available, which may lend partial or full financial support for the duration of the YFS internship. Specifically, many academic institutions offer their students financial support for voluntary work in the summer months, while private or non-profit organizations have similar opportunities.
We highly recommend that applicants actively explore and pursue these possibilities, especially those available at their academic institutions. We also ask that applicants inform Sewa USA about their plans to apply for funding, along with a timeline and information about any additional documentation which may be required by Sewa USA.
Below, please find a list of universities and organizations which provide summer funding. Please note that this list is not comprehensive.
Note: If your academic institution provides summer funding and is not on this list, or if you know of any organizations that are not listed below, please let us know!
Students should check with their major and minor departments, career center, international programs office, study abroad center, centers related to public service, the provost and vice provost’s offices, departments relevant to their internship, and the financial aid office. Your school’s research desk or careers/internship office is always a good place to start. In addition to student specific funding opportunities, you can also look through a national funding database and additional grant databases for a wide range of financial opportunities. Here is a list of Alternate Funding opportunities.
Please apply through this website. If you have any questions regarding the application, projects, or just what the experience is like, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kriti Dogra at (281) 796 - 3029.