Vindhyanchal Finlease is a fast growing Micro Finance institution aiming to end poverty by extending loans to female borrowers in urban slums in North India. Our goal is to set the standard for the micro finance industry by instituting professionalism throughout our business. In addition to providing credit, we aim to improve the lives of our clients in the realms of health, education, environment, economic activity and entrepreneurship.
Vindhyanchal Finlease offers valuable opportunities to learn about micro finance and start-ups while making a significant contribution to the business in a fast-paced and challenging environment. We are seeking highly motivated, socially-minded individuals for the following positions:
General Qualifications & Details:
1. Currently enrolled in college.
2. Strong interest in development issues, particularly in social enterprise and Micro Finance
3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in Groups.
4. Knowledge of Hindi is an added advantage.
5. 10 weeks in the full term, full-time.
6. Unpaid, with reimbursement for personal expenses.
7. Housing and meals provided.
Credit Plus Research
An intern is needed to research client needs for products and services beyond credit to identify avenues for business expansion by the company. Specific projects may include researching sanitation and hygiene habits in the urban slums; the supply chain for crafts made by the poor and potential for micro enterprise; impact assessment of the efficiency of the current lending business; and developing a credit risk model to determine the creditworthiness of individual borrowers. Research will be conducted both in the field (urban slums) and at the desk (over the Internet). There is also room for the intern to focus on other areas of research depending on his/her interests. The intern should have excellent analytical, writing and verbal skills.
Communications & Marketing
An intern is needed to increase the company’s profile in Micro Finance and social sector networks. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating promotional materials, identifying and securing potential funders and strategic partners, compiling a case study log of client stories, updating the company website, and developing event materials. The intern will work primarily in the for-profit arm of the company. The intern should have excellent writing, interpersonal and organizational skills.
The finance internship provides the opportunity to develop financial and accounting experience in a social context. An intern is needed to conduct market research, evaluate company performance, and build financial models to assess investment decisions. The intern will work primarily in the for-profit arm of the company. The intern should have some prior financial services experience, familiarity with basic accounting and finance concepts, excellent analytical skills, and strong attention to detail. He/she should be comfortable working with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Vindhyanchal Finlease is always looking for talent from diverse backgrounds to drive our plans to transform the nation.
MBA students are needed to design a tool kit to help borrowers shift from basic craft making to Micro Enterprise. Fellows will speak with clients, investigate the supply chain from urban slums to retail market, and implement this programme in one slum.
Vindhyanchal Finlease Pvt. Ltd.,
Lucknow - 226007
Uttar Pradesh, India