- Internship is being organised by 3 ministries: HRD, Sports, and Sanitation
- Objective is to engage the youth and develop their skill towards sanitation
- Registrations are now open, and the duration of the Internship is 100 hours
New Delhi: Addressing the nation on the 43rd edition of Mann Ki Baat, a monthly radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the government’s special summer internship linked to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He urged the college students, NCC Cadets, NSS Jawans, students of Nehru Yuva Kendra and other youngsters to join the internship and contribute towards a clean India. Jointly designed by the three ministries – Drinking Water and Sanitation, Human Resource Development, and Youth Affairs and Sports – the 100-hour experiential internship program would require the candidate to visit one or more villages and conduct activities of their choice to contribute to the cause of rural sanitation in India.
Objective of the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) 2018 programme
The objective of this internship programme is to engage the youth across the country and develop their skill and orientation for sanitation related work, amplify mass awareness on cleanliness and cement the people’s movement (Jan andolan) aspect of Swachh Bharat Mission. This is in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on October 2, 2014 for each individual to devote 100 hours to Swachhata through the year.
The programme is expected to not only provide a great learning experience to students but hopes to also further the existing measures undertaken by the government in ensuring a clean and healthy India.
“This is an opportunity for those young people who wish to contribute to the country, bring about a change in society and learn something in the process,” PM Modi said during his Mann Ki Batt.
Who all can apply for the internship
Students enrolled in universities, colleges may apply through the enrolment form available on sbsi.mygov.in. The candidates can either apply individually or in team of maximum 10 members.
The last date to apply for the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship has been extended. Now, students willing to take up the internship can apply till June 15, 2018. Earlier, the last date for registration was May 15, 2018.
The duration of the internship is 100 Hours and students can do it between May 1 and July 31, 2018.
Here’s how you can apply
Step 1. Visit the official Swachh Bharat Summer Internship website – sbsi.mygov.in
Step 2. Choose to enroll between Academic/Institutions or Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
Step 3. After a new page opens, click on ‘Login here’
Step 4. Enter your Name, Email, Mobile number to register on MyGov
Step 5: Enter email or mobile number and login with OTP
Step 6: Now fill up the enrollment form
What all students need to do
In this summer internship, it is expected that the students will not only participate in the overall cleanliness in the villages or slums but would also help in setting up systems for sustaining cleanliness and sanitation efforts under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Here are few of the suggested activities that a candidate can do
As a part of the internship, the activities that participants may conduct have been categorised into three clusters
1) Education-Communication activities: These could range from street plays to music and dance performance
2) Solid Waste Management related activities: These involve cleanup drives and activities like waste collection, segregation, developing compost pits
3) Support in toilet construction
The students need to submit a report on the Swachh Bharat Internship portal through a supervisor assigned by the institution who will be responsible for guiding the students through the internship as per guidelines.
What will candidates get on finishing the internship
“The best of the best interns, who have done exceptional work at college, university state and national levels, will be given prizes at the national-level,” Prime Minister Modi announced duing his Mann Ki Baat. He said the internship would be a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of his 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
The interns will also get incentives including credit points by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The University Grants Commission secretary Rajnish Jain on March 23, 2018 wrote to the vice-chancellors and heads of over 800 universities and about 38,000 colleges suggesting that students pursuing courses in higher education institutions should be given two credit points for undergoing 15-days (100 hours) summer internship under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activities.