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Michaela Bergman Memorial Internship for Gender and Inclusion


  • Organization: AIIB - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Location: Beijing
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: Closed

•           Ref. Number: IN23018

•           Department: Strategy, Policy, and Budget Department and Economics Department

•           Job Type: Internship

•           Posting Date:  May 18, 2023

•           Closing Date:  June 8, 2023

•           Location: Beijing

•           Duration: 4 to 5 months

•           Start Date: June 2023

Michaela Bergman Memorial Internship for Gender and Inclusion

About the Internship

AIIB intends to enhance its contribution to gender equality in Asia by increasingly incorporating gender considerations into its projects. Infrastructure can significantly impact women’s access to resources and their ability to be economically active. It can enhance their livelihoods and well-being. By reducing gender gaps in terms of access to infrastructure benefits and incorporating gender considerations in the way projects are designed and implemented, there is an opportunity to improve outcomes.

The Michaela Bergman Internship for Gender and Inclusion was established by AIIB to honor the memory of Michaela Bergman. The competitive program provides funding for graduate student interns to conduct research projects, capacity building and internal and external engagement in support of AIIB’s work on gender and inclusion.

Michaela Bergman joined the Bank in 2017 to lead the development of AIIB’s approach to environmental and social issues. Her contributions to these fields form the cornerstone of AIIB’s policies. She was a devoted social anthropologist who dedicated her life to working on gender, poverty alleviation, and the protection and empowerment of vulnerable groups. This internship is a way to recognize her contributions to the field of development and pass on her torch to the next generation of sociologists.


The intern will contribute to AIIB’s gender and inclusion work by supporting knowledge development, capacity building, and internal and external engagement. They will work with the Policy team under the Strategy, Policy, and Budget Department as well as support the Inclusion team under the Economics Department.

Gender Workstream

  • Conduct literature reviews on gender gaps in selected sectors and desk-based research on multilateral development banks’ good practices in incorporating gender considerations in infrastructure-related projects.
  • Support the preparation of presentations for sector-specific trainings on gender, coordinate training sessions and other internal gender-related events, and draft minutes.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating gender data and analysis at the corporate level.

Inclusion Workstream

  • Provide general support to the Inclusion team on the preparation of an Inclusion Approach Paper, as well as on their external and internal engagements.
  • Conduct research on economic inclusion and development topics that can be communicated in the form of a blog post to be published on the AIIB Blog.


  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D./D.Phil. Programs in economics, international development, or public policy, preferably specializing in social and gender studies or other related subjects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in gender, inclusion, and diversity topics.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with experience contributing to and drafting research papers, reports, and proposals.
  • Experience working with multilateral development banks and/or other international financial organizations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English.
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