How can I be part of ONUS?


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Selection Through Engagement

The process of inviting a participant to the program, is more akin to a matchmaking than a process of selection or rejection. In it we attempt to engage with you, sharing our part of the story with a curiosity to know yours. Through this process we not only ensure compatibility and commitment from both sides but also derive essential inputs that shall help us customize according to you, rather than a one fit all criterion.

Basis of Engagement

A very wise man once said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. That is the philosophy of every program that we conduct here at Youth Alliance.So, regardless of who you are and where you come from, if there is a spark in you to make a difference in the world along with the willingness to start with the self, we welcome you to join us in this movement. We are not looking for your expertise in a particular issue, but your attitude while solving the smallest thing around you, your openness to new ideas and your willingness to push yourself on a bad day. We love simple ideas as much as crazy ones, academic knowledge as well as people who love hands-on learning – in short we invite your authentic selves to the program. To put it specifically, following are basis on which we would engage with during the application process:

  • Openness to Learn
  • Commitment
  • Being the Change
  • Sense of Possibility
  • Understanding of ONUS

Three Stages of Application Process 

1) The Online Application: This forms the basis of our conversation going forward. Please feel free to write in Hindi, if that suits your expression better. Please do fill in all the questions, mentioning your doubts and confusions if you have any. Applications will open on July 4th, 2015.

2) Short Information Call: This step is to make sure that you have understood the details of the program, before we proceed to our conversations. This step may be skipped, depending on the team.

3) Personal Interaction: This is a crucial step in the entire engagement process where we get to know you better and clarify any deeper questions that you might have for us. This will be done face-to-face with the applicant.


Applicants must fall under one of the two criteria:

  • Should be a under-graduate or post graduate college student
  • Is in the age group 17-23.

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