We are looking for a Gender & Forest Intern for our Green Livelihoods Alliance project

Please note that due to receiving a large number of applications, we will no longer take any new applications.

Gender & Forests Intern 

We are looking for an intern to support our work as gender partner of the Green Livelihoods Alliance (GLA) for our International office in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The intern will support the project team with the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme. The GLA ‘Forests for a Just Future’ programme aims to ensure that tropical forests are sustainably and inclusively governed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, fulfil human rights and safeguard local livelihoods. WECF’s role is to strengthen capacity, promote and monitor the gender-transformative implementation of the programme. 

Who are we?
We are a non-profit network dedicated to a gender-just and healthy planet for all. Our international network consists of over 250 women’s and civil society organisations in 70 countries. We believe that a sustainable and equitable future needs feminist solutions led by the people who are at the frontlines of the multiple crises we face. That is why we work on transformative gender equality and women’s rights in interconnection with sustainable development and climate justice. 

Who are you? 

  • You are a university student, recent graduate or have equivalent analytical and research skills 
  • You are interested in topics such as climate, environment, sustainability and intersectionality  
  • You share WECF’s values and vision  
  • You have excellent communication skills (spoken and written) in English. Proficiency in French is highly desirable    
  • You would like to learn about project management 
  • You already have some experience with organising activities (virtual and/or in-person)  
  • You are looking for a learning experience in an international civil society organisation 

WECF strives for a diverse, inclusive workforce with colleagues who have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We therefore actively encourage individuals from groups which are (historically) under-represented to apply. 

What do we offer? 

  • We encourage international students to apply for an Erasmus+ grant. If this is not available, we offer a compensation of €150 a month (based on 24 hours per week)  
  • Being part of an enthusiastic international team based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 
  • Get more insight into gender equality and sustainable forest governance from a feminist perspective 
  • Learning experience on how to implement a project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • Professional mentoring from the project team
  • Travel reimbursement based on second class public transport fares with a public transport card (OV-chipkaart)

Please note that the internship is a hybrid position. You’ll be working from our office in Utrecht, with the option to work from home on some days. 


  • Help with the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme 
  • Support communication with partners in project countries   
  • Support the organisation of the Gender Hub meetings of the Alliance 
  • Support with event organisation (both in-person and virtual)  
  • Note-taking for various meetings  
  • Support communication activities contributing to the visibility of the programme (e.g. social media posts, writing articles, visual designs) 
  • General support to the activities of the international WECF team 

This internship is for 24 hours per week and lasts 6-8 months. The typical working days of the WECF office are Monday to Thursday, with a preference for availability on Tuesday and Wednesday. Interviews will take place in the week of 2nd October, with a preferred starting date of 9th October (open to discussion with the selected candidate).  

Please send a motivation letter and your CV (both in English) to laura.bernard@wecf.org with annabel.kennedy@wecf.org in copy (cc). Applications will close on 24 September.