Win Win Strategies Internship
Please note that this is an unpaid internship with a minimum requirement of 16 hours per week.
Travel costs to and from the office (Amsterdam) will be compensated. [Note that we currently do all work from home.] Possible alignment with Thesis projects can be discussed.
About Win-Win Strategies (part of Women Win)
Win-Win Strategies (WWS) connects the power of business with the deep assets of women’s funds and organizations to empower women globally. WWS emerged from the recognition that, while an increasing number of companies understands the importance of economically empowering women across value chains, their focus is often narrowly on providing skills, training or resources. Rarely were other key “building blocks” to sustainable economic empowerment considered, such as freedom from violence, control over reproductive health, access and control over economic resources, or the burden of unpaid care work. Even fewer companies execute their women’s economic empowerment through women’s funds/local women’s organizations – the local gender experts – preferring in most cases to partner with INGOs to achieve their aims. WWS was organized to create effective collaborations that link the investments businesses are willing to make in economically advancing women to the expert knowledge and deep-rooted leadership of women’s funds and organizations.
As an intern working alongside the WWS team, you will work with enthusiastic and highly motivated colleagues with experience in various fields (corporate, government, NGO). The team oversees a range of programmes which aim to strengthen women’s economic empowerment, resilience and justice, through cross-sector partnerships between women’s rights organisations and private sector companies. WWS’ current key programmes focus on the garment and flower sector supply chains in Southeast-Asia and East Africa; however, the team holds a global and multi-sectoral lens through ongoing communication with partners and key stakeholders around the world.
An internship with WWS presents a range of opportunities including, gaining work experience related to the non-profit, women’s rights and corporate sectors, and deepening knowledge pertaining to tool and partnership development, capacity building and strategic programme design.
Scope of the Work
A WWS Intern will have the following responsibilities:
• Conduct desk-based research and mappings to support setting the strategic direction of key programmes
• Support development of tools, such as gender due diligence tools for companies and play-based curriculum to be used in garment factory programmes
• Coordinate and participate in learning exchanges with global partners, capture learnings and analyse outcomes
• Develop and oversee communications strategy for WWS’ social media and external outreach
• Identify engagement and partnership opportunities with target NL and global stakeholders
• Prepare draft contracts and outreach documents
• Partake in team meetings to further experience NGO-sector work and management
• Degree related to business administration, supply chain, public policy, gender studies, sustainability, communications or similar
• Good understanding of private sector and international supply chains
• Interest in women’s rights
• Strong communication and reporting skills in English; additional languages highly beneficial
• Curious mind-set and adaptable working style
• Strong prioritization skills and ability to take one’s own initiative
- Application Procedure
If interested, please email Kathleen Brenninkmeijer (email@example.com) along with your expression of interest and CV by 16 October.
- Preference for bachelor or master student:
- No preference
- to be determined
- Apply Before: