International Virtual Internship (Voluntary)

Closing (UK timezone):

1 October 2021, 22:59:00




Remote, but must be able to work hours in GMT / UK time zones

Contract Type:


Contract Duration:

3 months.


Part time, around 15 - 20 hours per month


Candidate must have their own (or access to a) computer, Microsoft Office/Google Suite and web camera for this role.

The Role

We are looking for an Intern with passion and skills to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 0 – 2 years’ work experience, excellent organizational and team player skills and have a strong passion for women’s economic empowerment and career development in international affairs.

The primary responsibility of the Intern is to support the administration of our flagship mentorship programme. The successful candidate will assist with the end-to-end cycle delivery of WIAN’s programmes, including mentor/mentee selection, pairing and orientation, organising events for programme participants, sending certificates to the graduating cohort, promoting the scheme externally and managing the mentorship scheme inbox.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Supports the delivery of WIAN’s flagship mentoring programme, ensuring successful end-to end cycle delivery including selection, matching and orientation of programme participants, providing content to and communicating with programme participants, disseminating certificates to participants who have successfully graduated from the scheme, providing regular feedback to the team and strategic planning to improve the programme.

-Supporting community engagement initiatives for the mentors and mentees to enhance their networking opportunities and skills development including events, training webinars and disseminating career related content.

-Working with the Communications Team to ensure adequate advertising and promotion of WIAN’s programmes across our online platforms and social media, as well as with external media and digital platforms.

-Remains a key point of contact for internal members and external stakeholders with questions about the mentoring schemes, ensuring appropriate management of the programme inbox and responding to inquiries we receive via this inbox.

Key Requirements

-0-2 years’ professional experience.

-Paid or volunteer experience in contributing to online community initiatives (e.g. managing an online forum, working on an ambassador program, creating an event series and writing email newsletters).

-Available to work to GMT / UK time zones.

- Evidenced commitment to gender/youth equality and supporting the next generation of female professionals.

-Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask and prioritise multiple deadlines.

-Strong administration and organisation skills.

-Experience working in a team environment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please fill in the application form below in English, uploading your CV (maximum 2 pages) and answering all the application questions.

Application question 1: When is your earliest start date?

Application question 2: What experience do you have working remotely and voluntarily?

Application question 3: Why are you interested in the internship position at WIAN and how will the experience support your career development?

Application question 4: Tell us about two projects you have worked on that are relevant to this position (this may include paid or voluntary experience e.g. for a university society). Please include information on who you were working for, your key achievements and positive impact for each project.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st October (23:59 UK time). Late submissions will not be considered, and we will notify successful candidates to interview.

If you have any difficulties submitting your application, please email the Recruitment team at, ensuring this is done with enough time before the deadline. To note that applications must be submitted by the form below. Any CV's, applications or documents sent by email will not be considered.

Upload your CV (3 pages max)
Upload your Cover Letter (2 pages max)

Thanks for your interest in this role, and for submitting your application. Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact candidates who progress to the next stage of assessment. If you have not heard from WIAN Recruitment team within 3 weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful. We only offer feedback for candidates who proceed to interview stage.