Water and Sustainable Cities Practice Intern


United States 🇺🇸


Chemonics’ Water and Sustainable Cities (WSC) Practice is conducting an external recruit for a Water and Sustainable Cities Practice Intern for summer 2023. The WSC Practice focuses on water security, sanitation, and hygiene (WSSH) and sustainable urbanization challenges. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

We seek candidates with a passion for working on sustainable energy in international development, commitment to creating a positive and productive working environment, and a focus on promoting Chemonics’ values.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Water and Sustainable Cities (WSC) Senior Practice Associate, the WSC Practice Management Team (PMT) intern is integrated into the daily work of a Chemonics unit and performs technical, new business, and project management tasks as needed. The intern also participates in professional development activities and practice networks to gain an understanding of the international development field and Chemonics technical areas. Through research and coordination between a variety of Chemonics’ internal teams, the intern will gain exposure to key functions of supporting donor funded activities in the WSC sector and an introduction to the industry’s most pressing technical topics, including water security, sanitation, and hygiene and sustainable urban development.

Responsibilities: Â·

  • Participate in all internship activities and events scheduled during normal business hours        
  • With guidance from the Senior Practice Associate, drive successful participation in the World Water Week conference and others as relevant by supporting preparation activities, such as conference registration, travel arrangements, abstract submission, and the creation of seminar presentations and communications material          
  • Work with the Senior Practice Associate to facilitate open discussion and technical understanding of water and/or sustainable cities topics and create opportunities for colleagues to share lessons learned, brainstorm solutions to challenges, and identify scalable approaches by coordinating logistics for a variety of events, such as a virtual summit for leaders of projects in the WSC technical area, a quarterly forum, a grants solution session, informal brown bags, and expert panels          
  • Support communication with WSC practice members via outreach through Chemonics’ Yammer site and other forums in collaboration with the Senior Practice Associate   
  • Summarize project success stories to create material for social media engagement in collaboration with the Communications team and Senior Practice Associate         
  • Support internal administrative work on an ad hoc basis, such as updating consultant and subcontractor trackers and databases      
  • Engage with other members of the WSC team as needed and directed by the Senior Practice Associate


  • Enrolled junior or senior in undergraduate or higher.
  • Demonstrated interest in international development.
  • Ability to work on a team and independently on projects and tasks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, in English.
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated maturity, dependability, integrity, and initiative to learn about the international development fiel
  •       Ability to work as a positive team member, demonstrate respect for differences, and accept and give constructive feedback.
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative to learn new skills.
  • Familiarity with MS software and database systems. 
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon onboarding.

Apply by 11:59 PM EST February 6, 2023. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.Chemonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Chemonics will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by Chemonics, or (c) consistent with Chemonics legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

COVID-19 Recruitment Information
Chemonics International is continuously monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff and potential candidates is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to offer virtual interviews for all on-going recruits. On-boarding for new staff is offered in hybrid format through our Washington, D.C. and London, UK offices to accommodate remote workers.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chemonics requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated.

The Hourly Pay Range for this position is: $18.15 – $22.69.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development