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Operations Intern


What will you do?

  • Assist in the recruitment of new mentors by reviewing applications, conducting initial interviews, and recommending suitable candidates.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for new mentors, including providing training materials, scheduling training sessions, and tracking completion of training requirements.
  • Work on a new incubation tool where mentoring will be mapped, scheduled, and tracked and any other activities related to mentoring will be conducted. Transition and migration on the new tool.
  • Support the mentor-matching process by reviewing mentee applications, conducting initial interviews, and recommending suitable matches.
  • Assist in coordinating mentor and mentee meetings by scheduling appointments, tracking attendance, and following up with participants.
  • Support the mentoring team in tracking and analyzing program data, including mentor and mentee satisfaction surveys, program outcomes, and progress reports.
  • Assist in developing program design, including training manuals, mentor and mentee guides, and other program resources.
  • Attend team meetings, take minutes, and contribute to discussions about program improvements and future directions.
  • Provide administrative support to the mentoring team, including scheduling meetings, updating databases, and managing program mentoring.
  • Ensuring mentoring data is shared with NSRCEL team and management.
  • Interact closely with other program team for mentoring activities and connecting startups to relevant mentors.
  • Interact with multiple stakeholders to ensure smooth execution of the program
  • Maintain and track program data.


  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a positive attitude, detail-oriented, and maturity to interact with the senior leadership.
  • Open to getting feedback and working on it.
  • Ability to multitask and take ownership of new tasks.
  • Tech-savvy
  • Proactive
  • Understand startup ecosystem

Program Associate


What will you do?

  • Plan and execute activities to build the capability of rural women entrepreneurs across Karnataka to enable them to grow their businesses in an accelerated manner.
  • Support the team, inter-disciplinary teams and the partner organization associates to ensure high-quality time implementation of the plans with minimum deviations and lags under strict guidelines and timelines
  • Be proactive in taking the initiative to complete tasks and take up roles/activities towards the successful implementation of the program
  • Work with team members to assess the needs, risks, strengths, and weaknesses of the ventures and the entrepreneurs and build individual profiles and business development plans.
  • Interact with the women entrepreneurs and understand their challenges and business potential while supporting the development of capacity-building mechanisms
  • Support the team in monitoring the progress of the participants and visiting them periodically on-site to understand their challenges and work with them
  • Ensure that the program runs smoothly, thereby, planning and executing a variety of tasks (including program planning, operations, budget management, marketing & outreach, communication, need assessment, capacity building sessions, workshops & mentorships, technology involvement, vendor selection, and other activities as required)
  • Involve community-led processes and liaise, build, and maintain ecosystem stakeholder collaborations (including government, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and others)
  • Gather relevant information at regular intervals that can be used to develop the reports and success stories for both internal and external reporting
  • Travel to the enterprises regularly, facilitate & ensure that the project benefits are availed by the enterprises, and handhold them in their business growth
  • Closely work with strategic & implementation partners and support them in executing the agreed activities
  • Identify and leverage multiple and alternate funding sources and provide them with market access, funding access, and backward & forward integration opportunities
  • Support in creating processes, document best practices and success stories, monitor impact metrics and growth and generate reports to improve the program further
  • Bring newer concepts, ideas, and knowledge to the table to develop a better program design/architecture and plans for the target beneficiaries.


    • Must have an experiment-led, learning mindset, ready to explore to build a goal-oriented project
    • Be a collaborative self-starter with the ability to make connections quickly, build trust work as a team player, and constantly adapt to changing scenarios

    • Hold the ability to flex between the strategic and tactical or conceptualizing and execution

    • Hold strong verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in Kannada, English, and Hindi.

    • Have the ability to interact with Uttar Kannada, Marathi or Telegu people in Karnataka is an added advantage.

    • Be able to prepare reports, PPTs etc in Kannada language, skills in translation from English to Kannada or visa-versa is an added advantage.

    For further queries on hiring, you can reach out to us at: nsrcelhr@nsrcel.iimb.ac.in

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