Local recruitment: Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intern

Save the Children

USA 🇺🇸



Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


This global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intern will support a new integrated project to support food security and nutrition outcomes. The project, PRO-WASH & SCALE,[1] is focused on Capacity Strengthening and Localization, Applied Research, Adaptation, Knowledge Management, and Coordination and Collaboration. The intern will also support some of the Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies Technical Working Group activities related to knowledge management and education. The intern should have a strong interest in global water, sanitation and hygiene, in communications and education, and primary or secondary data analysis.

What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties & Responsibilities)

  • Work closely with the water, sanitation, and hygiene team members and other sectors (markets, agriculture, livelihoods, natural resource management) to provide technical / operational support on global activities.
  • Support basic qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis such as cleaning data, coding data, conducting descriptive analyses, and drafting short reports or visual aids based on the data.
  • Support desk reviews and mapping exercises by working with team members to define key words and search criteria, websites and documents for review, and creating matrices with key information generated from the review.
  • Support the team to update water, sanitation and hygiene resource libraries by identifying relevant resources, organizing them, tagging them with key words and uploading them to partner-facing websites and resource libraries.
  • Support other special projects and initiatives, such as training events, webinars, meetings, and other activities related to programming across content areas including water, sanitation and hygiene and integrated water resource management, gender and social inclusion, market and livelihoods, food insecurity and nutrition, community-based approaches, and capacity strengthening, and knowledge management.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of program start date
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with individuals and teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

What’s In It for You

  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote opportunity
  • The knowledge that your internship is changing the lives of children all around the world

Classification:  Paid Intern

Location: Remote within the US (not eligible to work from remote locations outside the US)

Part-time: Up to 24 hours per week

Expected Program Dates:  June 5th-August 25th, 2023

Pay:  $16.10/hour

Application deadline: March 3, 2023

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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[1] USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance funded Practice, Research and Operations in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PRO-WASH) and Strengthening Capabilities in Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment (SCALE).






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