UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


A key area of concern for UN Women is women’s economic empowerment as expressed in UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021. Empowering women to participate fully in economic life is essential to building strong economies, establishing just societies, and achieving the 2030 Agenda including Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 for gender equality and women’s empowerment and several other SDGs relating to inclusive growth, decent work, ending poverty, and reducing inequality, and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. Ensuring women’s participation and leadership and inclusion of their needs, experiences, and skills in the economy requires intentional actions and commitments from both the public and the private sector. 


The Together Digital Programme

The programme aims to support women entrepreneurs (in MSMEs) in China and Indonesia to establish, maintain and expand their businesses through training, support services and knowledge exchange opportunities.  The programme also will have a cross-cutting regional alliance of champions and thought leaders from technology and innovation sector, which is established to facilitate knowledge exchange, skills transfer, and mentorship opportunities in promotion of digital empowerment of women entrepreneurs. The programme is funded by Ant Foundation.

The overall objective of the programme is that women-owned SMEs and entrepreneurs have increased capacities and access to markets and financial services including technology based, for start-up and building resilient business. In Indonesia, the programme will focus on capacity building on gender responsive entrepreneurship skills, including on digital skills, and facilitate women entrepreneurs to gain access to funding and market. The target is to equip 2500 women in Indonesia with gender responsive entrepreneurship and digital skills and 500 out of 2500 women will get access to funding.

Duties and Responsibilities


Description of Responsibilities


Under the overall guidance of the Head of Programmes and direct supervision of the National Programme Officer and Programme Associate, the intern will work in close collaboration with the WEE (Women’s Economic Empowerment) unit to undertake the following tasks:

  • Undertake background research on topics relevant to WEE including linkages to women’s leadership, to provide inputs into briefing notes, talking points, and presentations;
  • Support on activity implementation of WEE, including coordination and organization of events on WEE, including providing inputs to event concept notes, agendas, liaising with co-organizing agencies, partners, suppliers, tracking registration, developing draft meeting reports, translations of documents;
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge products relevant to WEE;
  • Contribute to internal and external capacity strengthening trainings and events, including to support development of technical content for trainings.


Learning objectives:

  1. Obtain knowledge on how gender equality is promoted in UN Women programmes and activities
  2. Gain understanding of the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Unit  agenda in the context of Indonesia, with a focus on supporting women to increase their self agency and skills on entrepreneurship, digital and finance;
  3. Gain experience in elements of programme management and coordination, including results-based management.
  4. Gain network from Government, Private Sector and CSO counterparts working on Women’s Economic Empowerment.




Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism


Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in collaborative settings;
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities;
  • Ability to produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner;

Proficiency in the use Microsoft Office; familiarity with basic design applications an asset.


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Required Skills and Experience

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  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: economic, business, gender, public policy, international relations, or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
  3. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation
  4. Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.



  1. Experience in the field of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship is an asset;
  2. Experience coordinating events related to gender equality, women’s economic empowerment is an asset;
  3. Experience undertaking research, including academic research, on areas relevant to women’s economic empowerment in Indonesia is an asset.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in Bahasa Indonesia and in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P11 form in this link:; with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their national ID.  



In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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