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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Intern

The Hague

  • Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
  • Location: The Hague
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Disability Rights
  • Closing Date: Closed

Company Description

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working across Africa and Asia. Our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

Job Description

Note: this internship is only for students at accredited universities in the Netherlands, for students that have at least of 12 months left in their studies.

  • Location: Netherlands/remote
  • Fulltime
  • Duration: 6 months, with possibility of extension if the intern remains a registered student at a Dutch university.

Description of the Internship
Do you want to learn how international NGOs create projects that are responsive to the needs of all people while taking into account the opportunities and constraints related to gender, age, disability and other factors?
Do you want to understand how gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and women’s empowerment are integrated into agri-food systems project design and implementation?
Do you want to better understand GESI-related good practices, methodologies, and tools? Do you want to work with colleagues who are passionate about intersectional feminism and dismantling systems of oppression?

Then apply now for this internship!

SNV is seeking a qualified and highly motivated intern to support the Agri-Food sector at SNV on GESI.

The internship goals will be decided together with the intern to ensure that the internship meets their learning goals and aligns with their studies.
The GESI Intern’s main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing formatting support in the development of GESI tools and trainings for food systems
  • Assisting in the research and creation of deliverables such as working papers and reports
  • Assisting with the development, scheduling, and facilitation of virtual meetings
  • Preparing documents for meetings
  • Taking notes in meetings
  • Disseminating documents for review and monitoring the review process to keep to deadlines
  • Being a point of contact for a range of staff and internal stakeholders
  • Writing and issuing emails to teams and departments on behalf of teams or senior staff
  • Scheduling and knowledge management assistance


and desired skills

  • Strong writing and speaking capabilities in English. French is a strong desire
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter
  • Attention to detail
  • Internet research skills
  • Social Media skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Teams is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in graphics software such as Canva is highly desirable


  • Currently registered as a student in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university in the Netherlands and in this study for the next 12 months
  • Bachelor or Master Study that is relevant to GESI (e.g., international development, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, International Law or Affairs, Political Science, Diversity and Inclusion, Psychology or related. Also a study in agriculture, agri-food, and horticulture could be very relevant. 
  • Must be able to work from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central European Time (CET)

Additional Information

  • Contract Type:                6 months internship, with possibility of extension if the intern remains a registered student at a Dutch university.
  • Duty station:                   Netherlands/remote  
  • Expected Start Date:      April 2023
  • Work hours:                    Central European Time (CET), up to 40 hours per week. This assignment is hybrid remote/in-person. Two days a week of in-person work at the office in the Hague would be desirable.
  • Terms and conditions of Internship Agreement: Intern must be a registered student at an accredited university in the Netherlands for the entire duration of the internship. Allowance of gross €500 euros per month and reimbursement of public transport costs

How to Apply 
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV with a motivation letter in English by 31st of March 2023.  

Working at SNV  
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: .

Women, men, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and people from Global South countries are encouraged to apply.

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