Monday, 29 August 2016

Gender and Development Fall Internship 2016

Banyan Global is recruiting an intern to support its international development programs. The intern will be exposed broadly to the work of an international development consulting firm, providing support to operations, Banyan Global’s gender practice, and other company development.

The intern may also be responsible for managing a special project in Banyan Global’s Gender practice.

Organization Description Banyan Global, a small, women-owned business, has implemented gender integration programming in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a leader in gender integration and mainstreaming, our gender practice supports both men and women to have equal opportunities to benefit from and contribute to economic, social, cultural, and political development. Because gender perceptions and attitudes evolve, our approach to gender mainstreaming is committed to local adaptation and cultural viability. We collaborate with local teams and stakeholders to identify and create awareness of gender perceptions and practices, as the foundation for establishing equity in access to opportunities and benefits.

The fall internship is expected to start in early September. Internships are a minimum of 3 months and can be part-time or full-time. Banyan Global internships are unpaid.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interns will gain a deeper understanding of the gender dimensions and constraints in numerous sectors. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct research on the gender dimensions and constraints in areas such as, access to finance, health, education, agriculture and food security, property rights and land access, and democracy and governance.
  • Interns will gain program management skills and will have the opportunity to independently manage a special project in Banyan Global’s Gender practice; will be responsible for maintaining gender project files in hard and soft copy; and assisting with the implementation of project management systems.
  • Interns will be mentored and receive training to expand their knowledge of international development and gain skills and experience in USAID proposal development, program management, and project compliance and regulations.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the development of proposals for new business. This may include conducting background research and summaries of the relevant literature; assist and manage the recruitment of technical specialists and international consultants; identify local resource firms for partnerships on specific USAID proposals; and editing and formatting proposals
  • Interns should have strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to detail;
  • Must have a strong interest and relevant coursework/extracurricular experience in international development and gender;
  • Strong writing and copyediting skills;
  • Previous administrative experience, international experience, and/or language skills are preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (preferred)
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a resume and cover letter to

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