Corus International
  • International Operations
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Regular Full -Time
  • NorthAmerica

Do you want to learn how international NGOs create internal mechanisms to ensure that development and humanitarian assistance programs in diverse contexts across globe, are responsive to the needs of all people while considering the opportunities and constraints related to gender, age, disability and other intersectional identity factors? Do you want to understand how gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations are integrated into livelihood, health, and humanitarian programs? Do you want to better understand GESI-related approaches for positive youth development programming? Do you want to work with colleagues who are passionate about gender responsive and inclusive programming with integrated GBV lens and dismantling systems of coercion and inequities? Then apply now for this paid internship!

What you'll do: You will be assisting the team of senior technical advisors for GESI & GBV on a range of activities and initiatives that advance our work in GESI across the organization.

Location: You will be working remotely however from time to time you will be asked to visit Corus International's DC or Baltimore office as advised. You will also be expected to work 20 hours a week for six (6) months, except during the summer months from June through August, in which you can work full time, up to 40 hours per week!

About The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is a passionate and committed graduate student or young professional who wants to learn and have hands on experience to apply theory into practice and to understand the organizational systems and procedures to mainstream GESI & GBV into development and humanitarian programming.

What you need:

  • Currently pursuing graduate degree required with a focus on gender studies, International Development, international affairs, Economics, Social Work or other relevant areas
  • Excellent research, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrated interest in gender and social inclusion issues and understanding of forms of GBV and intersectionality with gender equality.
  • Ability to work on a team and independently on projects and tasks while meeting required deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Virtual platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams)
  • Background or Knowledge of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (preferred)
  • French & Spanish language skills are not required, but are highly desirable (spoken and/or written)
  • Need to be in the possession of a residence- and work permit for the United States or a student visa that permits you to work as an intern.

About Corus: Corus International combines over 150 years of experience of our non-profit and for-profit subsidiary organizations - IMA World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Together, the organizations take a systematic approach to grow rural economies, eliminate extreme poverty, ensure access to quality healthcare, and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in fragile settings.

Corus leads an ensemble of social impact organizations working together in the world's most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access and climate change. Corus is a new model in the international space, creating a consortium of specialized non-profit and for-profit entities for greater impact. Additional growth is expected.

At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee's specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.

Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.

Further details about the organization can be found at:

Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.

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