The Policy in Action Program is a project-based four week engagement for university students and young professionals, keen to explore the fields of public policy and development. The program is designed to deliver core skills in public leadership, policy analysis, advocacy and campaign design with the experience of working on a live project for a Member of Parliament.
Through a competitive screening process, we are looking to select bright and passionate individuals who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others through their life and work.
With a mix of weekend sessions and remote collaboration with peers, the program schedule is easy to accommodate along with regular university and work commitments.
The Policy in Action Program is currently accepting applications.
Date of Commencement
It will kick-off on Saturday, the 24th of September in Delhi.
The Policy in Action Program is open to:
Students currently enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate program; and Young professionals (not older than 30 years of age)
Since the primary medium of instruction is English, comfort with the English language is required.
At YLAC, we value diversity and participants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Drop us an email at [email protected] in case you would like us to consider any special circumstances.
Fees and Scholarship
Rs. 12,000 per participant (excluding service tax @15%)
YLAC will make arrangements for lunch and refreshments during the in-class sessions at Anandgram.
We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. Typically, applicants will be informed within a week of submitting the application online. Fees will be payable after the selection decision has been communicated to the applicant.
Applicants travelling from other cities must make their own travel and stay arrangements.
We recognize that all deserving candidates may not have the means to fund their participation in the program. To enable such candidates, YLAC will offer need and merit based scholarships to a few selected candidates.
For the Policy in Action Program, up to four applicants will be offered 50% scholarships. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an additional essay explaining how they plan to use the learning from the program and why their application should be considered for a scholarship, as well as the contact details of two professors or supervisors at work for reference checks.
Last date for submitting applications (with scholarships): 8th September, 2016 (Thursday)
Last date for submitting applications (without scholarships): 18th September, 2016 (Sunday)
Please note that candidates applying for scholarships must adhere to an earlier deadline. Both their program and scholarship applications should reach us before 8th September, 2016.