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Spring/Summer Intern with Global Gender Practice

Internship Responsibilities

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hard-working women and men in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

TechnoServe is committed to advancing gender equality and is guided by our Gender Policy, launched in June 2015, which necessitates actions focused on both our programming and our corporate practices and culture. By investing in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, we increase project effectiveness, strengthen our organization, and mobilize greater resources. We recognize that maximizing the inclusive economic growth that is required to achieve widespread prosperity requires the full and unencumbered participation of women and girls.

 

Internship
The Gender Practice leads TechnoServe’s efforts to fulfill its Gender Policy and advance women’s economic empowerment across its programs in entrepreneurship, agriculture – especially coffee – and food processing practice areas. It delivers targeted technical assistance to programs, builds a foundation of knowledge and best practice resources associated with gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, and works with a network of Gender Champions situated across the organization. The Gender Practice is looking for an intern to provide support on a range of activities that advance our women’s economic empowerment work.

Illustrative activities

  • Support the development of tools, technical notes, training materials, and other resources on gender issues in agriculture, entrepreneurship, human resources, and other areas as identified
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal communications

This is a remote internship. We are seeking candidates that can work at least 32 hours per week for 8-10 weeks and who have access to their own computer.

Skill Set Required

  • Working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in International Development, Anthropology, Sociology, Gender Studies, English, or related field
  • Interest in international development, gender equality, and women’s economic empowerment
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Polished skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Enthusiastic self-starter; proven ability to work independently
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish, French, or Portuguese a bonus

Internship Location

Washington, DC

Details

Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2021
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes

Application Requirements

Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Application Instructions

Please apply through TechnoServe's Career Portal: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/TEC1006TESER/JobBoard/18180d88-ced0-4361-bd09-d5eef66dab24/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

 

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruitment@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515.

Headquarters

1777 Kent St
Arlington, Virginia 22209

About TechnoServe

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hard-working women and men in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.