Local recruitment: Water Policy Intern


Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

The Role: As a member of the Government and Industry Relations team, the Reservoir Program Intern will report to the Reservoir Program Director and help support the operations of the Reservoir Center.

The Reservoir Center for Water Solutions – or “Reservoir” for short – serves as a place to bring together stakeholders across the global water community and collaborate on solving shared challenges.  This kind of cooperation is essential to solving the world’s biggest water affordability, quality and resilience challenges and enabling a more water-secure, sustainable future.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Reservoir achieves its strategic objectives of positioning Reservoir as a sector unifier and thought leader
  • Build partnerships with the DC community and youth to turn Reservoir into the global crossroads of the sector
  • Contribute towards the development of policies and procedures for Reservoir facility access by partner organizations
  • Ensure productive utilization of the Reservoir space
  • Support work on a series of substantive programs

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Pursuit of Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree.
  • Working knowledge or interest in the water sector
  • Interest interfacing with public policy, sustainability, and water technology experts
  • Demonstrated effective relationship-building and collaboration skills
  • Experience and demonstrated success in organizing, convening and mobilizing cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary thinking, and the ability to ‘connect the dots’
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Passion for water and sustainability

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development