Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged students across the country to join the government’s “Swachh Bharat Summer” internship programme.

“Exams are over. Students are now worried about what they should be doing during the vacations. I would urge the youngsters to join the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Summer’ internship being organised by the three ministries — Sports, HRD (Human Resource Development) and Water,” the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”.

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WHAT IS SWACHH BHARAT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME AND HOW TO APPLY FOR IT?

Following the Prime Minister’s clarion call on 2nd October 2014 for each individual to devote at least 100 hours to Swachhata through the year, the Ministry of Human Resource Development in association with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 Hours of Swachhata’.

The internship programme has been launched to engage youth across the country and develop their skill and orientation for sanitation related work and village level development.

The duration of the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Course is for 100 Hours (between 1st May to 31st July 2018) and registration for the summer internship opened on 25 April and continue till 15 May 2018.

THE AIM: 

  • Develop the skill and orientation of youth for sanitation related work
  • Bring youth across the country an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the swachhata revolution
  • Integrate youth in the community service in rural areas in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

DURATION:

  • 100 hours (between 1st May to 31st July 2018)

KEY ACTIVITY OF THE INTERNSHIP:

  • 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.
  • As a part of the internship, the activities that participants may conduct have been categorized into three clusters;Information-Education-Communication activities
    Awareness campaigns, nukkad nataks/ street plays/ Swachhata-related folk song/ dance performances, etc
    Swachhata melas.
    Conducting village or school-level rallies
    Wall paintings on public walls and government buildings (Panchayat Ghar)
    Organising movie screenings (Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) movies : http://tinyurl.com/sbmgramin )Solid Waste Management related activities
    Waste Collection Drives (households/ common or shared spaces)
    Segregation of solid waste into non-biodegradable and biodegradable waste
    Development of Compost Pits
    Transportation of Household waste (to appropriate disposal site)
    Help Panchayats draw up plans for installation of biogas plants wherever possible/required
    Street Cleaning, Drain Cleaning, Cleaning of back alleysSupport in toilet construction
    Helping in construction of toilets

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students enrolled in Colleges/ Universities (referred to as “parent institution”) may apply through the enrolment form.
  • Candidates are eligible to choose between the State of Residence and State of Parent Institution as the location of internship (village/district)
  • Candidates may participate individually or in teams.
  • The location and team size (maximum limit of 10 members) may be decided in consultation with Nodal Officers.

PROCESS:

  • Candidates to enroll for the internship through the website.
  • Candidates will be accepted as valid only once approved by the Nodal Officer at the Parent Institution.
  • Candidates to devote at least 100 hours conducting Swachhata-related activities in rural areas selected by them and approved by the parent institution.
  • An Internship Report to be submitted by the candidate on the online portal in the prescribed format within 15 days of completion of fieldwork. (Output Indicator)
  • The online report submitted by the candidate shall be reviewed and approved by the Nodal Officer for the purpose of certification and rewards.

REWARDS AND RECONGNITION:

  • All participants will be given a Swachh Bharat Internship Certificate on completion of their internship and its approval by the parent institution.
  • 2 curriculum credits will be given to interns whose internship reports are found eligible to get credits by parent institution.
  • The Best 3 interns/ teams will be recognised at college, university, state and national levels. Their awards are as follows: 
    College Level: Shields / cups and special certificates
    Cash Awards: 
    Cash Awards in addition to certificates
    University Level: Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 along with appropriate certificates
    State Level: Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 along with appropriate certificates
    National Level: Rs 2 lakh, 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 along with appropriate certificates

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Upon registering, candidates will be accepted for the internship programme only once approved by the Nodal Officer at the parent institution.
  • Logistics for the internship would be facilitated between the interns and parent institutions.
  • The team size (maximum limit of 10 members) and location of internship may be decided in consultation with Nodal Officers.
  • Responsibility for safety and security of the interns during village visits lies with the parent institution, hence the location should be chosen appropriately and liaison done with local administration wherever necessary.
  • Online reports submitted within 15 days of completion of the internship may be considered.
  • The report submitted by the candidate shall be reviewed and approved by the Nodal Officer for the purpose of certification and rewards.
  • The selection of awardees will be done by the competent authority appointed by the MHRD at each level. The decision of the competent authority will be final.

For more details regarding the internship, visit https://sbsi.mygov.in/