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Gender Research Intern (Remote) – Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG)

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, Virginia is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Gender Research Intern on a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) project.

Project Description:
ILRG provides support to the USAID Land and Urban Office in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3/LU) in designing and implementing activities that improve land and resource governance, strengthen property rights, and build resilient livelihoods as the foundation for stability, resilience, and strong economic growth. ILRG has four primary objectives: increase inclusive economic growth, resilience, and food security; provide a critical foundation for sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation; promote good governance, conflict mitigation, and disaster mitigation and relief; and empower women and other vulnerable populations.

What will you learn here?
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are key components of ILRG’s work in Ghana, India, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. ILRG is piloting and tracking approaches to enhance women’s participation in land and natural resource governance, women’s leadership and agency, and women’s ability to leverage secure land rights for economic opportunities. This includes working within both formal and customary land governance frameworks and, for the latter, partnering closely with stakeholders within customary systems to gain maximum understanding of the nuanced cultural context for gender-based change. ILRG is also partnering with private sector companies to reach, benefit, and empower women in land and resource-based investments, including agricultural businesses. The Gender Research Intern will work with ILRG’s Gender Advisor to identify, review, summarize, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to inform new activity design, strategic planning, and cross-country learning. This internship can help start a successful career in development, building skillsets, expanding networks, and providing real-world experience in this challenging but rewarding work.


This is a part-time paid internship between 12-20 hours per week through April 2, 2021. This is a remote position. Preference is given to candidates located in the Northeast region.


What You’ll Be Doing:
* Carry out background desk research on gender topics related to land, natural resources, and agriculture, including women’s land rights, women’s economic empowerment, gender and social norms, gender-based violence, and private sector engagement.
* Produce research summaries, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies.
* Contribute to writing reports, briefs, and other documents as needed.
* Update and maintain a gender reference library.


* Graduate student in International Development, Gender/Women’s Studies, or other relevant Social Studies field.
* Experience conducting secondary research.
* Familiarity, interest, and desire to pursue a career in gender equality and women’s empowerment within international development.

* Knowledge of international donor development projects, especially USAID-funded projects, desired;
* Initiative, self-motivation, and ability to work independently.
* Ability to legally work in the US without employer sponsorship.