Gender and Nutrition Intern

World Vision USA

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 21, 2024

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Remote within the US - Gender and Nutrition Intern

Summer 2024

World Vision Internships provide a three-month opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where they can learn, grow, and connect alongside other emerging professionals who are passionate about our mission.

Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential, and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops.

Connect: Form connections with a diverse nationwide intern cohort and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development, and advocacy organisations in the world.

BEFORE APPLYING, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Able to commit to at least 24 hours per week for the entire internship period: 20 May – 16 August.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Be physically located in one of the following states where WVI is registered as an employer: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
  • Current student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within 2 years).
  • Adhere to World Vision International’s Christian Statement of Faith.
  • Willingness to use own electronic devices for internship purposes, and disposition to let WVI install endpoint security software on those devices.


  • Stipend: All US-based interns are paid a monthly stipend of $800
  • Hours: Full-time and part-time opportunities are available (24-40 hours/week)
  • Internship Location: Remote within the US (see eligible states above).
  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors: Gender, Public Health/Nutrition, International Development, or related field.


Nutrition and gender are intimately interconnected. Every day, women and girls experience poor nutrition disproportionately. Women and girls’ nutrition experience is influenced by the sociology and politics of how food is produced and consumed and how nutrition services are provided and used. Energy and nutrient requirements are informed both by sex and biology on the one hand, and gender roles and responsibilities on the other. In this way, gender inequality is both a cause and a consequence of malnutrition, which can trap women and girls in a vicious multigenerational cycle of poverty and unmet potential.

The Opportunity:

As a Gender and Nutrition Intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Support World Vision to profile its work related to the Gender Transformative Framework for Nutrition (GTFN), which aims to illustrate how multisectoral responses can be designed to address both determinants of gender equality and nutrition together.
  • Showcase our programming in gender and nutrition by building case studies and increasing awareness of the GTFN amongst our internal and external stakeholders to further support its utilization and investment.
  • Have access to weekly professional development programming delivered by WV People and Culture, as well as regular interaction with WV’s health and nutrition experts.
  • Make a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Writing case studies on GTFN integration in programming.
  • Coordinating with others in WV to get data on gender and nutrition programming in each of the GTFN domains across the WV partnership.
  • Analyze data for case study write-up.
  • Support knowledge management related to GTFN, including external webinars to disseminate case studies, and an internal webinar to socialize GTFN across WV partnerships.
  • Support research and reporting for World Vision’s work in preparation for Nutrition for Growth.

Essential qualities for this role:

  • You have a background and passion for gender equality and/or nutrition. You are familiar with rights-based approaches.
  • You have experience in communicating and organizing meetings with diverse stakeholders.
  • You have experience with consolidating evidence and interpreting data from reports.
  • You can take complex ideas and communicate them in clear and effective ways.
  • You have excellent English writing skills. French and/or Spanish would be an asset.
  • You can work independently and manage multiple work streams effectively; you feel comfortable working as part of a virtual team.
  • You are passionate about using your God-given talents to positively impact the world.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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