Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Internship

World Vision Inc.
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Feb 21

Position description

Are you passionate about gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)? Do you want the opportunity to apply your Global Studies and gender related coursework to real-world projects?  World Vision is seeking dynamic and creative individuals to join the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Team!  The GESI Intern will be responsible for writing and editing of internal communications about gender equality and disabilities, supporting the operation of the WVUS GESI taskforce, staff training, new program development processes and the roll out of the minimum standards for gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming.

Major responsibilities:

  • Support the writing, editing and updates of internal and external communication about GESI.
  • Research existing practices in GESI mainstreaming.
  • Support new program development processes through research and integration of GESI principles in programs. 

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to put GESI concepts into practice.
  • Learn best practices for GESI mainstreaming.
  • Learn how a large international development and humanitarian aid organization mainstreams GESI across programs.  

In return we will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of how a large non-profit functions.  You will receive support and mentorship from World Vision management and team leaders. You will have the opportunity for networking and informational interviews with staff at all levels, which can possibly help you in determining future career paths.  You will be part of a dynamic departmental team, attend appropriate departmental meetings, and other activities that will be enhancing our team capacity to better serve children worldwide!

*Please Note - interns will not have the opportunity to travel internationally.


The Gender & Social Inclusion team is looking for interns who have:

  • Taken relevant courses in International Relations, International Development, Gender Studies, Gender & Inclusion or Disabilities
  • An understanding or interest in humanitarian efforts with relation to gender equality and social inclusion
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in conducting research and writing literature reviews related to humanitarian issues
  • Experience with data analysis and social science research methodology

Required Experience

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Completion of undergraduate degree with work towards a graduate degree
  • Available 20-29 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Language skills a plus
  • Attention to detail and strong analysis skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Eligible to work in the United States (US citizen/resident or F1-student visa)

Application instructions

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