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Business Development Intern

Apply by 25 September 2020

Job description

Shortlist is looking to recruit a dynamic, proactive, and open-minded intern to provide support to the Business Development team. This is a unique opportunity to get your hands dirty in a fast-paced business environment while unlocking your professional potential at a growing startup that is changing the way recruitment is done in India and East Africa.

Duration: 3 months

This is an unpaid internship.

Perks: Letter of Recommendation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate and qualify leads across multiple sources through networks, internet research, and with support from external agencies.
  • Assist on projects with the strategy and operations team as needed.
  • Collate market research to identify possible target segments.
  • Execute daily processes & standard operating procedures (example: updates on CRM).

Does this sound like you?


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and experience working in a dynamic environment.  
  • You possess extraordinary attention to detail (a stickler for the little things!).
  • You are positive, adaptable, and eager to seize the opportunity to make a powerful impact.


  • Basic understanding of selling to businesses (new business development - B2B sales).
  • Experience working in a startup or other fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with sales, reporting, and analytics.
  • Experience working with LinkedIn and other Lead generation tools.

About Shortlist

Shortlist is on a mission to change the way talent is matched with opportunity across Africa and India. Our platform combines world-class recruitment expertise with intuitive software for better hiring results. We’ve helped over 500 companies build high-performing teams, and empowered over 500,000 professionals to discover new career opportunities and unlock their potential. 

Shortlist is a global team with offices in Nairobi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Each and every Shortlister lives and breathes our five team values: 

  • Own it
  • Act with intention
  • Find the adventure
  • Be a whole person
  • One team

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