Position: Research Internship Candidates: Must be enrolled in master programme and based in the EU (with work permit) Department: Knowledge Unit (Sustainable Economic Development & Gender) Location: Amsterdam Hours: 32-40 hours a week Internship remuneration: 550 euros gross per month, based on a 40-hour work week Duration: 4-6 months Starting date 18 March 2024 More information: Rob Kuijpers ( email@example.com) Application deadline 4 March 2024
KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam is a leading centre of expertise for sustainable economic development, gender, health care and intercultural communication. We conduct research and provide advisory services and training in developing countries on a wide range of development issues. We stimulate interactions between global, national and local levels partners and help to bring theory into practice.
The department of Sustainable Economic Development and Gender comprises an international team of advisors working to improve the performance of programmes, companies and organizations that pursue sustainable and inclusive development.
Within this department, we offer an internship position to master students, who need an internship in fulfilment of their Master degree, on a research project titled “Inclusive Conservation and Livelihoods in Tropical Forests: Exploring Gender Transformative Approaches.” Our organisation’s working language is English.
As an intern:
As an intern you will participate in the final phase of this research project, which involves endline data collection and analysis. You will be part of the research team at KIT and will collaborate with Farm Africa in Ethiopia, our partner responsible for implementation of the alternative livelihood programme and conducting the research activities on the ground. You are expected to participate in the following activities:
Designing and programming an individual-level survey in Open-data Kit;
Develop/adjust enumerator training;
Develop/adjust field guide(s) and protocols;
High frequency data quality checks in Stata and ODK-dashboard;
Data cleaning and analysis in Stata;
Contribution to a research article to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
Requirements and desired profile:
Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a master program in international development, nature conservation, or related. We cannot accept applications from candidates who already finalised their studies.
The internship can be part of the master program’s requirements. Alternatively, the student will temporarily halt their studies and complete the internship before resuming studies. This internship cannot be completed while still doing (much) course work.
Eligible applicants must be based in an EU member country, with a work permit for the EU. We cannot accept applications from candidates residing outside the EU.
The ideal candidate has the following profile:
Demonstrated educational background in quantitative research methods, including impact evaluation design (RCTs) and econometrics/applied statistics;
Fluent in English;
Affinity with – and ideally some level of knowledge on – the themes of international development, forest conservation, and gender;
Demonstrated working experience with STATA (e.g., in course work).
The internship can be combined with the writing of a master thesis.
What do we offer?
An internship remuneration of 550 euros gross per month, based on a 40-hour work week;
Collaborative teamwork within a small research team and regular communication with our partner organization in Ethiopia;
The opportunity to improve your quantitative research skills;
The opportunity to learn about women and rural livelihoods in a forest area in Ethiopia;
Participation in day-to-day KIT work processes (including team meetings and social events);
An interesting and diverse working environment, within a unique organization;
Weekly supervision by a KIT advisor;
A workplace in a historic building in the heart of Amsterdam, with the option of working from home;
For the necessary fun and relaxation at the office, KIT offers a playground with table tennis, chair massage, yoga, online coaching, a prayer room and a meditation/resting room;
KIT Royal Tropical Institute aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We consider inclusivity of talent and diversity of people and perspectives as valuable resources that contribute to our mission. KIT provides equal opportunities to all employees interns and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
If you are interested, please submit a motivation letter of maximum 1 page and C.V. via the button below. Please include in your motivation letter whether you can start the internship on 5 February. Interviews will be planned in the week of 15 January.
For further information about this position please contact: Rob Kuijpers,
The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is a multifaceted centre of expertise for international and intercultural cooperation. KIT aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development.
Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our knowledge work focuses on global health, gender, economic development and intercultural communication. Our education offer comprises a graduate programme in global health, advanced courses for health professionals, a gender training programme and training and coaching services in intercultural communication. Our campus houses state-of-the-art office and conference facilities, the certified ecofriendly Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, and De Tropen cafe & restaurant. We are also the home of SDG House: a resident community of sustainability experts, social entrepreneurs and NGOs with a membership of 60+ organisations.
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