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Internship Details

About Internship:

We are looking for interns (week-end options also available) who will drive large scale market linkage program. Objective is to connect women farmers and artisans directly to consumers, ensuring socio-economic inclusion of poorest of poor communities. You will also provide support and mentorship to farmers and artisans in your city, town, or village.

What will you do?

In first phase, focus will be on development contexts and poverty reduction; and you would be trained in specific techniques that enable you to support women farmers and artisans link directly to customers.

In second phase, you will learn about designing solutions, testing ideas, and building brands. You will be able to build and demonstrate your marketing skills (digital and offline), managing partnerships and customer acquisition.

What will you learn?

In the process, practice the MIT U-Lab impact process, take Design Thinking practices to field and learn about basic social entrepreneurship methodologies from UoC Coaches. You will travel in groups, back to your roots to leverage and develop your skills to uplift your very community.

We will equip you with a toolkit that teaches you about grassroots entrepreneurship and problem solving – and together we’ll design a plan for how to drive social-economic inclusion.

Most promising interns will be given an opportunity to incubate their social-enterprise idea with UoC.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Supply Side (Production and Community Strategy)

1. On-boarding farmers and artisans in native towns, villages and urban slums of Bangalore and other Karnataka cities. (You chose your location across Karnataka).
2. Building a catalog of products, stories and brand labels.
3. Help drive socio-economic inclusion via training and workshops.
- Technology Training
- Design
- City trips to meet customers

Demand Side (Marketing and Sales)

3. Driving Marketing and Sales strategies to acquire customers for above products.
4. Building partnership with large and medium size market players, including corporate campuses, malls, farmers markets etc.
5. Digital Marketing and Public Relations
6. Drive mobile app adoption among customers
7. Village immersion trips to meet farmers and artisans.


1. Certificates for all and Letter of recommendations for deserving interns.
2. Long-term fellowship option available to deserving interns.
3. Enterprise incubation post internship.
4. Access to industry experts, and and opportunity to build personal brand and visibility.

No. of Positions


Application Deadline

Apply by: 20th May `18


Rs. 5000-10000

About Company

Mindtree Limited is an multinational information technology and outsourcing company headquartered in Bengaluru, India and New Jersey, USA. Founded in 1999, the company employs 17,500+ employees with annual revenue of $840+ million.

The company deals in e-commerce, mobile applications, cloud computing, digital transformation, data analytics, EAI and ERP, with 43 offices in over 17 countries. Its largest operations are in India and major markets are United States and Europe. 

Learn more about Mindtree Ltd. at https://www.mindtree.com 

At Mindtree.org, we care for the community we live in.  It is an essential part of the people-centric culture that we embrace across the organization. With a systematic approach, we aim to make a deep and lasting impact on marginalized grassroots entrepreneurs who are foundation of nation’s economy, education for low-income schools, employment of youth, and creating a better world by engaging young people in addressing persistent social problems.

Mindtree.org develops digital technology and professional services accessible to India’s informal sector. We work with government agencies, social businesses, donors, impact investors and citizen groups to co-create inclusive eco-systems. Our open access digital platform offers a host of domain solutions for all eco-system stakeholders. These solutions come together to create integrated and scalable socio-economic transformations. 

- I Got Garbage is creating scalable waste eco-systems through collaboration with Municipal bodies, Social Enterprises, Citizen Communities and waste-pickers as independent entrepreneurs. 

- I Got Crops is making impactful interventions for thousands of marginal farmers and artisanal communities through capacity building, access to information, and transparent market linkages.

- I Got Knowledge is improving student learning through gap-strength-interest based learning plans, micro-learning interventions, principal leadership and teacher capacity development. 

- I Got Skills is transforming the semi-skilled labour marketplace by emphasizing the concept of expertise of skills, building career paths for labour, and creating opportunities for them to set up independent micro-businesses.

Collectively over a million farmers, artisans, waste-pickers, job seekers, students, volunteers have benefited from the platform. Learn more about above initiatives at https://www.mindtree.org 

University of Commons, Mindtree's latest initiative, is building capacity by a network of labs and enabling projects, programs, and initiatives that encourage and empower young leaders to address persistent social problems. 

UoC engages young people and empowers them to address persistent social problems. University brings together doers, philosophers, thinkers who collectively re-design new-age learning ecosystem via experiential programs. Commons is everything that needs to be preserved, enriched. The community you are a part of, your relationships, humans and their rights, care for elders and knowledge of forests, rivers and public spaces.

Learn more at https://www.universityofcommons.com 

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