Gender Intern

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Last update: Jan 30, 2023 Last update: Jan 30, 2023


Deadline: Feb 5, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Netherlands Netherlands
Sectors: Gender Gender
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: <1
Salary: 1120 EUR / month
Date posted: Jan 30, 2023


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IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative 

Are you a hands-on Master’s student with a focus on gender, seeking to gain experience in a multi-stakeholder organization in an international environment? Then join IDH for an exciting, challenging paid internship where you can learn a lot in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Your role
Within this internship you will be part of our Gender team. IDH has seen throughout the years that gender equality is a catalyzer for economic growth. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential to building healthy and resilient businesses. IDH believes that when the private sector integrates gender inclusive strategies and gender smart interventions in their core business, their impact increases and their business models will be more commercially viable.

As part of this internship you will work on the following activities:

  • Support developing tools and materials to support project teams and gender champions;
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing by conducting research and sharing insights;
  • Build an internal knowledge platform for Gender;
  • Assist with preparing internal and external meetings;
  • Preparing presentations and other administrative and logistical tasks to support the team.

Who you are
You are currently enrolled in a Master’s study relevant to the area of work, specialization courses related to gender equality in the business context is a plus. You have knowledge or a proven interest in the topics of Gender and Business. It would be great if you have some experience with project management, and you are a self-starter with excellent communication, research and applicable technical skills. You are also detail-oriented, focussed on result and you like to work in a fast-paced environment. Prioritizing is one of your strengths and honesty, transparency and energy are important to you. Last but not least, you are fluent in English, any additional languages are a plus.

Who we are
IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) restores flourishing markets with better jobs, better incomes and a better environment. When IDH is successful, companies rebalance the relationships between the workers they employ, the customers they serve and the planet that serves all of us.

IDH achieves this by creating public-private partnerships, and by using data to design, test and invest in more sustainable ways of doing business. IDH is headquartered in the Netherlands, with over 250 employees globally, operating in 20 value chains and sourcing regions with over 600 public and private partners. In 12 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create positive impact. This has reached 4 M farmers with access to finance or good agricultural practices; supported protection, restoration and sustainable rehabilitation of over 550,000 hectares of agrarian landscapes; improved the working conditions and wages of over 580,500 laborers.

IDH’s work is made possible because of the funding and trust of multiple European governments and private foundations. For more information, go to or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn.

What we offer
IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. This internship is expected to be a full-time internship lasting 6 months, starting as soon as possible. We offer a monthly internship fee of EUR 1120 based on a full-time internship.

The internship is based in The Netherlands. Candidates should have permission to work in the Netherlands.

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English following this hyperlink :

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest before 5th February , 2023.

For more questions about the role and organisation, please contact Ayana Chatterjee at

At IDH sustainable trade initiative, we’re committed to equal employment opportunity, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We strive to be a more equal opportunity workplace every day.