Spring Intern (Water and Environment)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Baltimore, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Spring Intern – Water and Environment

Department/Location: PIQA, Baltimore

FLSA:  20 hours a week

 Reports To: Senior Advisor – Water and Environment

Duration: Spring 2022 (January – June) 6 Months

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

As an organization that celebrates and promotes diversity and inclusion, and which is committed to the ongoing work of racial equity and anti-racism, we welcome applicants of all backgrounds.

Background:

Water and Environment Unit is part of Program Impact Quality and Assurance  Department and responsible for global guidance and leadership of Water Security programming in CRS. Our focus is on strengthening coordination, improving knowledge management, and providing technical assistance to country and regional offices to implement CRS Water Security Strategy 2030. The Unit is made up of a STA, a TA for WASH in Health d Care Facilities and the Project Director for Azure Intuitive. The Unit works closely with   WASH team in the Humanitarian Response Department and collaborates with other sections.

This internship seeks a current undergraduate or graduate student seeking to obtain work experience that aligns with his/her studies in water, sanitation, hygiene, environment and/or to fulfill requirements for an academic course or degree.

Primary Function:

 The major outcomes expected from this position are.

  • Updated Internal and external Water and Environment websites, FY22/23 calendar of key global Water Resources and WASH events, social media (‘#crswaterandenvironnment etc.) sites for water and environment established and functioning, and community of practice, advocacy and communications activities supported. The intern will learn how  to work in tea,  coordinate global partners and support the development of Water Resources and WASH knowledge management products

Job Responsibility:

  • Supporting CRS 2030 Water Security Strategy advocacy and communications activities
  • Supporting the development and update of Water and Environment communication sites and materials
  • Supporting the Water and Environment Community of Practice sharing sessions and following up on action points and discussions
  • Researching Water Security activities, trends, issues, and updates in the global landscape for internal sharing  

Key Working Relationships

Internal: 

  • Knowledge Management Focal Persons in Program Impact and Quality Assurance Department
  • Regional Technical Advisors, Technical Advisor for WASH in Health Care Facilities, Program Director for Azure Initiative
  • WASH Team in Humanitarian Response Department

External

  • Global Water Resources and WASH sector partners such as Agenda for Change and Millennium Water Alliance Members

Agency Behavioral Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

IntegrityAccountability and StewardshipRelationship BuildingDevelops TalentContinuous Improvement/ InnovationStrategic Mindset

Job-specific competencies are

  • Communication
  • Analyzing
  • Strategic Thinking

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Actively enrolled in Bachelor’s or Graduate program
  • Good academic standing
  • Eager to learn and work with various departments in the company.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Cope well under pressure.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)  

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.  

  • Integrity 
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships 
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.  

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.  

Note:  All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions) 

Primary Location: HQ-US-Maryland

Job: Cross-Functional

Organization: Catholic Relief Services

Schedule: Temporary

Shift: Temporary Work

Employee Status: Entry Level

Job Type: Part-time

Job Level: Day Job

Travel: No

Job Posting: Nov 12, 2021, 4:58:21 PM

Apply By: ASAP


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