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Pollinate Energy
 
Job Summary
Experience Required : 0 Years
Location : Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Opening Date : 1 October, 2018
Closing Date : 12 November, 2018
Sector : Social Enterprise
Functional Area : fellowship programme
Job Type : Internship
Desired Job Profile
  • Pollinate Energy is a social enterprise based in Australia and India, we bring life changing products to people who needs the most, the millions living in poverty in India’s urban areas. By providing access to low cost, clean energy technology, we help improve the lives of poor people living in India's urban slums. Pollinate Energy is currently operating in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Hyderabad. Here we have franchisees of our business, called Pollinators, who sells solar lights, solar fans, water filters and other sustainable products to the urban slum communities, and receive training and start-up support from our international student program.
  • Every day you and a group of 5-6 other Indian Fellows will travel into our office to meet with the international Fellows team who are staying at the office. As an Indian Fellow, you participate in all the same program activities as the international team, as well as helping them to understand the local culture and communicate with people in your city.
  • Each day you work in small teams on a strategic project. The projects are determined closer to the program dates to match your skills and our needs.
  • You and your team of Indian and international Fellows will undertake fieldwork and collaborate on projects that will help Pollinate Energy grow.
  • The morning is largely office-based and the afternoons are spent out in the field with a small team of Fellows and sometimes a Pollinator. Together, you will find new communities, meet potential customers, speak to existing customers, and learn how to use and sell our products.
  • In addition, you will participate in personal and professional development sessions led by Pollinate Energy City Leaders. This is your opportunity to self-reflect, understand what truly motivates you, learn more about the social enterprise landscape and find your path forward.
  • (You will have Friday evenings and Saturdays off. We encourage our Indian and international Fellowship teams to spend time away from the office together during free time and explore the city. You may be called upon to recommend some good places to visit, thanks to your knowledge of the city, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you make a new group of friends during the program. We hope you enjoy showing them around and teaching them about Indian culture.)
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Conducting community surveys and market analyses to recommend new product lines
  • Developing new branding and branding strategies and collateral to support our Pollinators to sell effectively
  • Sourcing and trialling new products in communities and seeking customer feedback
  • Mapping slum communities across the city and collecting customer data through interviews
  • Working on women’s initiatives such as training women from communities on sales and entrepreneurship
Qualifications
  • The program is competitive and better suited to students in their final years of university, but that’s more of a guideline than a rule. In your application, it’s important to focus on something you feel you have gone out of your way to achieve, whether that be personally, academically or professionally.
Minimum Experience
  • None required, but just a interest toward social causes, motivation and commitment.
Skills
  • English Proficiency (Spoken)
  • English Proficiency (Written)
  • Hindi Proficiency (Spoken)
  • Hindi Proficiency (Written)
  • Computer literacy
  • Typing literacy
How to Apply
Contact Details
Company Name : Pollinate Energy
Contact Person : Eloise Telford