Global Water 2020
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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NVF Project Name: Global Water 2020, an initiative of Advocates for Development Assistance
Position: Spring 2020 Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Non-Exempt; Full Time (40 hours/week)

Position Summary

Global Water 2020 is a three-year advocacy and facilitation initiative designed to accelerate progress toward water access and security for all people in developing countries. Non-partisan and fully-funded, we are a catalyst working behind the scenes to increase U.S. and global public and private responses to a limited number of critical, under-resourced international water challenges.

Global Water 2020 is seeking a full-time intern (preferably 2nd year Master’s student or recent graduate) to assist with a wide range of projects that support our advocacy, communications, facilitation and research efforts, including those related to the UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action for WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in healthcare facilities, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), cholera and hydro-diplomacy. Global Water 2020 interns will support the Global Water 2020 team and report to the Senior Associate.

The intern will primarily work on projects relating to WASH in healthcare facilities. These include, but are not limited to, helping plan various local, regional and global convenings; supporting activities around the Year of the Nurse and Midwife; and assisting in the development of an online course, among other activities. Other priority projects will include supporting the communication and advocacy efforts of the NTD NGO Network’s WASH Working Group, conducting research on key stakeholders and platforms, and overseeing social media activity.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Research U.S.-based and international non-profit, private sector and educational institutions working on global WASH, health and peace efforts
  • Develop and update inventory of global WASH, health and peace funders
  • Brainstorm and help identify domestic, regional and global collaboration opportunities
  • Help write, edit, and format materials for stakeholder meetings
  • Track global and regional convenings and assist in prioritizing which events Global Water 2020 should influence
  • Maintain Global Water 2020’s social media presence, and support social media campaigns for global awareness days and key events
  • Assist Global Water 2020 team in all other duties as assigned

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

Your interests and experience should include some of the following:

  • Global WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene)
  • Global water security
  • Global public health
  • Policy advocacy
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • International development
  • Financing

The successful candidate will be a student (2nd year graduate student) or recent graduate in public health, environmental health, environmental studies, finance, business, political science, public policy, international relations, international development, anthropology, sociology or related field. The intern will have strong time management, multitasking, research and writing skills, as well as a positive attitude, willingness to learn and good sense of humor.

Our internships run during the summer or school semester. We expect forty hours per week during the Spring 2020 term. This internship will be compensated at $15.00 per hour. You must be eligible to work or intern in the U.S. The Global Water 2020 office is located in the DuPont Circle area of Washington DC.

How to Apply

Please send a résumé, 500-word writing sample, and cover letter detailing your interests to Kelly Bridges at .

New Venture Fund Careers

Advocates for Development Assistance (of which Global Water 2020 is one effort) is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.