Gender Equality Intern

About us  

At Nutrition International, we make a difference, because nutrition is the difference.  

Woven into the very fabric of our approach is the passion and drive of our global team of over 600 people, working in 13 offices across 11 countries with one common goal: transforming the lives of people who need it most through improved nutrition.  

If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that a better world is possible through improved nutrition, wants to leave the world a little better than they found it, and is looking to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below.  

Know our  team  

Nutrition International’s Program Operations Unit is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of Nutrition International’s core program interventions including program development, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and grant management, including setting annual operational planning, budgeting, and review processes. The unit comprises a global team of professionals located in our 10 core countries across Asia, Africa and our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

Currently, Nutrition International is seeking applications for an Intern, Gender Equality to be based in Ottawa, Canada. This position is for a short-term summer contract, with an expected end date of September 30, 2023. 

About the role  

As an Intern, your main purpose will be to support key initiatives within the gender equality portfolio. This will involve assisting with the gender strategy refresh, conducting sex-and-gender-based analyses, and contributing to the development of gender training materials.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative support in organizing and documenting staff consultations.
  • Conduct a desk review of recent evidence and best practices related to gender equality and nutrition outcomes.
  • Analyze and synthesize data in collaboration with the gender working group.
  • Consolidate country reports into summary reports.
  • Assist in the review and translation of existing eCourses.
  • Coordinate the editing and publishing of Gender Training Modules.
  • Participate in weekly meetings as a member of the Program Operations Team.
  • Support ad hoc requests as necessary.

About you  

You are someone who possess or is in near-completion of a post-secondary degree (college or university), with a focus on international development, gender studies, or public health being desirable.  2 years of relevant work experience is preferred, and research work, volunteering, and internships will also be taken into account. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

This position is highly ideal for recent graduates or final-year students in post-secondary or advanced studies looking to get experience in their relevant field. 

You should have excellent writing and notetaking skills, along with experience in qualitative research and report writing. Strong analytical and data synthesis abilities are crucial. Proficiency in software like MS Word, Excel, and email applications is essential, and familiarity with MS SharePoint is a plus. Clear communication, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and organizational abilities are vital for success. Being able to work independently, multitask, meet deadlines under pressure, and having field experience in a developing country or cross-cultural environment are advantageous. Experience with qualitative data analysis software is also a valuable asset.  

Additional information

Selected candidates must have current legal entitlement to work in Canada (Permanent Residency, Current Work Permit, Citizenship, NAFTA eligibility or other reciprocal trade agreement). We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   

Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.  

How to Apply:

Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.

For more detailed information about the role, please click on the Job Description. Please click on the Apply button to submit your application. 



June 5, 2023


June 16, 2023


Contract Position, Internship


Ottawa, ON (Hybrid Work Arrangement)


Nutrition International