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Program Intern – New York, NY

Organization: Safe Water Network

Job Title: Program Intern

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: Paid, $50-$100/week, depending on hours

Position Dates: The duration of this internship may be flexible for up to 1 year depending on fit of candidate, but only candidates looking for a commitment of a minimum of 12 weeks will be considered.

Application Deadline: September 3rd, 2012

Posted On: July 31st, 2012

Organization Overview

Safe Water Network is a not-for-profit organization that addresses one of the most significant global challenges facing current and future generations – access to safe water. This critical global issue and pressing global health challenge impacts more than 1 billion people.

Safe Water Network works to develop economically viable and region appropriate solutions that are informed by in-field initiatives and led by teams of leading sector professionals. Working with a global network of organizations and stakeholders (PepsiCo International, International Finance Corporation, Merck, IBM, Hilton Foundation and others) Safe Water Network addresses a range of challenges to develop affordable solutions for community-level deployment of safe water systems in developing world settings


A graduate-level intern is needed for roughly 15-30 hours per week. The intern will work directly with program staff and assist in the analysis and documentation related to the provision of safe drinking water in India and Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • Collecting data across multiple sources (scholarly journals, government and non-profit reports, staff interviews, etc.);
  • Compiling and analyzing information on existing projects and their impacts;
  • Preparing written reports and case studies;
  • Other tasks as assigned


Ideal candidate will

  • be in the process of obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration or a related field;
  • have experience with health challenges in developing countries, environmental health, issues related to poverty and access to basic services, or related topics;
  • possess strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills;
  • be familiar and comfortable with research; including translating research for larger audiences;
  • be self-driven, independent and reliable.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter outlining his/her qualifications and interests. Include dates of availability and whether you would be looking for a full-time or part-time position. Emails may be sent to; indicate in the subject line: ‘PROGRAM INTERNSHIP’.

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