Internship – Gender team

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.

The 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:

  • Develop materials to support project teams mainstreaming Gender in their projects;
  • Conduct research on and support with designing new approaches;
  • Provide support related to strategic formulation;
  • Build an internal knowledge platform for Gender;
  • Align on and create an overview of the used Gender terminology within IDH;
  • Assist with preparing internal and external meetings;
  • Preparing presentations and other administrative 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 are 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.

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 4-5 months, starting as soon as possible. We offer a monthly internship fee of EUR 500. Candidates should have permission to work in the Netherlands.


Please feel free to contact Shivani Moenesar ( with any question about this position. Would you like to apply? Just send us your CV and motivation letter in English by using the following hyperlink:

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by 28 January 2022.