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Explore our Gender Equality Internships

Are you determined to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to live freely, regardless of gender? Our gender equality internship opportunities offer you a unique journey into the core of the global movement for gender empowerment.

As an intern, you won’t simply observe the various challenges and opportunities; you’ll play the role of an active facilitator of change, working together with a passionate team who share the same determination as you to drive the progressive cause of gender equality. These internships provide an invaluable experience in creating a world where gender should never be an obstacle to success. Join a gender studies internship for a transformative journey toward gender equality and play a key role in forming an equitable future for everyone.

Read more about our Women’s Empowerment internships options

Why choose Roots Interns for Gender Equality Internships?

Grassroots work

You’ll join an organization that works directly with their community to solve problems on the ground and make a real impact.


We’ll help you find and prepare for an internship with the organization that’s right for you and your skills, background, and passions.

Academic Placements

Working abroad is an experience like no other and your internship will be tailored to your studies and interests.

Browse All Gender Equality Internship Projects

girl empowerment internship

Open for applications

Female Empowerment Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote
  • Education, Facilitation, Research
Help develop educational materials to uplifts girls and women in this African community.
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Writing internship with GBV Project


Writing Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Blog writing, Report and proposal writing
Use your writing skills to contribute to the fight against gender based violence in Cape Town.
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Gender Based violence research internship


Gender Based Violence Research Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Research, Reporting, Monitoring
Research to provide support to victims of gender based violence in Cape Town.
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Girl holding phone to show application

Open for applications

Gender Equality Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Research, Communications, Fundraising, Program Development
Help develop structures to support victims, research gender based violence, and assist with digital marketing.
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Female Empowerment and Gender Equality Internship

Open for applications

Female Empowerment & Gender Equality Internship

  • 4-12 weeks
  • Zambia
  • Gender Equality, Female Empowerment
Gain work experience with projects that support girls in underprivileged communities.
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Female Empowerment Internship

Open for applications

Female Empowerment Internship

  • Min. 5 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Business development, communication, coordination
Gain work experience while supporting female refugees through skill development workshops.
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Other Academic Focus Areas

Benefits of Gender Equality Internships


Gain the opportunity to build a professional network by connecting and teaming with experts and organizations who are as dedicated as you to gender equality.

Skill Development

Women’s and gender studies internships enable you to develop a wide range of skills ranging from research, to project development, management, and more, which are valuable in diverse career paths.

Practical Experience

Gain hands-on experience in the field of gender equality by participating in real-world projects and initiatives that address the ongoing issues surrounding gender discrimination and women’s empowerment.

Make an Impact

Contribute to meaningful change within communities and organizations by joining a gender equality internship where you’ll help to create a more equitable and inclusive environment for all genders.


Take on leadership roles in various projects and play a direct role in promoting gender equality and social justice by contributing to efforts that address gender-based violence (GBV), workplace discrimination, and more.

Personal Growth

Besides enhancing your professional skills, a gender equality internship can aid in developing your personal growth by increasing your cultural awareness and ability to work together with diverse groups of people.

Best Places for Gender Equality Internships

Why Choose Roots’ Internships in Gender Equality

Find out from our previous interns how internship positions in women’s empowerment can boost your professional career and grow your interpersonal skills.

I worked on a variety of things during my remote internship. I helped with the implementation of the Kwanele App guiding victims to report GBV in South Africa, drafted a handbook for people who responded to the helpline to support survivors, assisted with legal consultation, and summarized clients’ cases. Together with the social media team, we launched the Know Your Rights Campaign to make the law accessible to everyone. And finally, I also looked for and updated grant opportunities for social enterprise or innovation.

Rujia, Harvard University, Chinese – Law Internship, South Africa

I had a wonderful time working with Roots and my placement organization. I was walking through the interview process and enjoyed how well-heard I was. My interests, schedule, and goals were taken into account at every turn. I felt supported during my stay and the accommodations were very nice. One of the best parts about this internship was how flexible it was. In the beginning, this was a bit of a challenge but once you find your rhythm and goals, it’s the best. I did everything from working one-on-one with a few of the kids from the school, facilitating girl power group, facilitating lesson plans with teachers, helping create a business plan, mission and vision statement, and so much more. Each day was new and different, a real adventure. My whole experience was so pleasant that I decided to come back after my internship and I’ll be staying here for the rest of the year! My life has been changed for the better because of this experience.

Shelby, University of Southern California Price, American – Female Empowerment Education Internship, Zambia

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Kwanele and I am extremely grateful for the opportunities it has given me and the range of skills that I have learned. As the marketing intern, each day is exciting and different and it has been highly rewarding to see the impact of my work as we continue to grow on social media. Though my internship has drawn to a close, I will be continuing to work for Kwanele part-time during my final year of university. Thank you to Roots for helping me find the internship that best suited my goals and skill set, and to Leonora, my supervisor and founder of Kwanele, who has been incredibly supportive and amazing to work with!

Chelsea, University of Liverpool, British – Gender Equality Internship, South Africa

Gender Equality FAQs

How experienced do I need to be a gender equality Internship

Because we have such a wide variety of offerings, we are happy to be able to offer a gender studies internship for all experience levels. Whether you have experience in your own country and are looking for nonprofit work experience abroad, or have never done an internship, we are confident we can find the perfect placement for your skills and goals.

What are the requirements for a Gender Equality Internship?

This depends on the internship you’re applying for. The specific requirements for each opportunity are listed on each individual internship page, so feel free to check this out. But overall, it’s important that you have a flexible attitude, a passion for the mission of the organization, and that you’re willing to take on a variety of tasks (as you’ll be a large part of a small team).

Where will I stay during my internship abroad?

We’ll arrange comfortable and convenient accommodation for you during your stay abroad. You’ll share a house or lodge with other international students, volunteers, or travelers so that you’ll land in a welcoming social environment. We’ll arrange it all for you so you don’t have to worry about the logistics!

Where will a gender equality internship help my career?

Women are leaders in our community and households, and that takes an emotional and physical toll. Whichever internship you choose, you can rest assured you will be an integral member of the team. You’ll likely be wearing multiple hats; likely to be involved in fundraising, social media, communication, etc. Your contribution is not only important for the organization and the cause but your work experience is excellent for your resume.

Your internship will easily translate into useful knowledge and experience for various types of careers. So even if you’re not planning on a career in the nonprofit sector, you can expect to have a career-building, confidence-strengthening experience that will help you in the future.


If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us


We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!