Undergraduate Intern (Water Resources Team)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Internship
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)

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Closing Date: October 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST

Candidates with more than 3 applications will be automatically disqualified.

Background:

At the Inter-American Development Bank, we are devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we have been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

INE / WSA seeks to incorporate an Intern to provide support to the Specialists in the preparation and execution of different activities, projects and studies developed by the Division

The team:

The Water and Sanitation Division (INE/WSA), as a part of the Infrastructure and Energy Sector (INE), provides technical support to member countries on conceptualization, preparation and execution of programs and projects in the water and sanitation sector. Specifically, WSA works in activities related to potable water, sanitation, urban drainage, water resources and solid waste. Following the Bank strategies, INE/WSA seeks to assist countries in their efforts to ensure universal access to these services in a sustainable manner and with high quality in their provision.

What you’ll do:

The purpose of the Internship program is to provide an opportunity for university students to learn about the operations of the IDB, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job training during their summer vacation before returning to their studies. Students will support specialist of the Water and Sanitation Division (INE/WSA) in the development of research studies, activities related to knowledge, dissemination and communication both at the regional level and at the country level.

The selected candidate will:

  • Support the INE / WSA specialists in the collection of information, construction and review of databases that serve as inputs for the preparation of research studies on urban drainage and water resources.
  • Support the INE / WSA specialists in the preparation of guides, tools, technical notes and sectoral strategies.
  • Support the INE / WSA specialists and the KIC communication specialist for INE / WSA in the planning and execution of communication activities such as events, press releases, among others.
  • Other activities, as agreed with the internship supervisor.

Qualifications

Skills you’ll need:

  • Education: A current third year undergraduate student working towards a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program, in areas related to hydraulics, hydrology, water quality, environmental engineering, in an accredited university.
  • Languages: Proficient in at least one of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), preferably with a working knowledge of a second one.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, working knowledge of hydrologic / hydraulic numerical models (HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS)
  • Soft Skills: Team player, inclusive, innovative and creative, client-oriented, results-driven, with strong communication skills.

Internship Program Requirements:

 To be part of our Internship Program you will need to comply with all of the following requirements:

  • Be citizen of Bank member countries;
  • Be first-time participant in an Internship Program held by the Bank or Inter-American Investment Corporation (“Corporation” also known as “IDB Invest”);
  • For the Undergraduate Category, be between 21 and 27 years of age as of the starting date of the internship and be enrolled in an accredited university as a third-year undergraduate student or beyond;
  • Not be former staff member, Complementary Workforce (“CW”), contractors for the Bank or the Corporation or have previously provided services to the Bank or the Corporation through a contractor or under any other contractual modality; and
  • Not be a relative, including spouses, of an active Bank or Corporation staff member or individual with a CW contract within and including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity.

Note: Candidates with more than 3 applications will be disqualified.

Opportunity Summary: 

Type of contract: Consultant, Intern.

Length of contract: January 16 to March 15, 2019 (Dates are fixed)

Location: IDB Headquarters in Washington DC, U.S.A.

Responsible Person: Lead Specialist, Water and Sanitation Division

Our culture: Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

About the Internship Program: The HQ Summer/Winter Internship Program is a competitive paid Internship Program, based in HQ. It provides an opportunity for university students from member countries to learn about development work and corporate management of the Bank, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job learning

Payment and Conditions: Compensation will be determined in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may contribute toward travel and moving expenses. In addition, candidates must be citizens of an IDB member country.

Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the necessary visa or work permits required by the authorities of the country(ies) in which the internship will be provided. If a candidate cannot obtain a visa or work permit the internship offer will be rescinded

Consanguinity: Pursuant to applicable Bank policy, candidates with relatives (including the fourth degree of consanguinity and the second degree of affinity, including spouse) working for the IDB, IDB Invest, or MIF as staff members or Complementary Workforce contractuals, will not be eligible to provide services for the Bank.

Diversity: The Bank is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities to all candidates. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

The Bank defines as "relative up to fourth degree of consanguinity" (includes relationship by blood or adoption) the following: mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, grandchild, great grandchild, great-great grandchild, first cousin, great uncles, great aunts, grandnephews and grandnieces. The IDB defines as "relative up to second degree of affinity" (includes relationship by marriage or domestic partnership) the following: spouse or domestic partner, son and daughter-in-law, brother and sister-in-law, parents-in-law, spouse's grandparents, spouse's grandchildren, step parents, step children, step brother, step sister, step grandparent and step grandchildren.