Assessing the impacts of WASH interventions on pandemics

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Stockholm, , SE

SEI HQ is looking for an intern who can help review and assess experiences on how WASH-interventions can be designed and tailored to prevent and strengthen resilience to infectious disease outbreaks.

Deadline: 25 May 2020 23:59 CET

Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services have a potential to mitigate impacts of pandemics, such as COVID-19. SEI is working on reframing sanitation to contribute to the wider sustainable development agenda, turning evidence into practice through novel tools and approaches.

There are different possibilities for how the work of the intern can be developed (e.g. literature review, interviews, and case study, or a mix of methods), which will be defined in dialogue with the SEI sanitation team, and based on the interests and experience of the intern.


  • Possess or be completing a master’s degree in a relevant subject (public health science, water and sanitary engineering, environmental science, etc.)
  • Have experience in conducting research, e.g. literature reviews and interviews (desirable)
  • Have knowledge of relevant topics, such as infectious disease control and WASH-systems (desirable)

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 25 May, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).

Please include:

  • A cover letter addressing:
  • What you would like to do during your internship
  • How the internship relates to your studies
  • What kind of insurance you are (fully) covered by when travelling and when working on our premises





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development