Water 2017 is a one-year initiative of Advocates for Development Assistance aiming to elevate and mainstream global water security across U.S. foreign
policy. Water 2017 will strengthen actions by the U.S. government and private American citizens to improve global water security, and encourage the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress to prioritize to an unprecedented level the role of water in international development and diplomacy.
Water 2017’s efforts will lead to a higher and more effective response to global water challenges by President Trump, the U.S. Congress, as well as by key U.S. government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others.
Water 2017 is seeking a full-time, paid intern (preferably senior undergraduate or graduate student) to assist with a wide range of projects that support our advocacy, communications, and research efforts. The intern will support the CEO and Deputy Director. The internship will have a start date in late April or early May, and will run through June 30, 2017.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
• Research global water and U.S. foreign policy initiatives, past and present
• Help write, edit, and format materials for administration and congressional meetings
• Research new global water leadership opportunities and areas for integration between water and other development, diplomacy, and national security priorities
• Represent Water 2017 at relevant meetings, meet DC water leaders, and brainstorm collaborations
• Support Water 2017’s education and advocacy programs. These could include learning events; high profile advocacy events; outreach to the U.S. government, businesses, foundations, civic/faith groups, advocacy partners; and/or standalone communications initiatives.
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Your interests should include:
• Policy advocacy
• U.S. foreign policy
• International development
• Global water security as both a threat and a leadership opportunity
The successful candidate will be a student (undergraduate senior or graduate student) in public policy, public health, and/or international affairs.
Successful completion of a writing test will be required.
You must be eligible to work or intern in the U.S.
The Water 2017 office is located in downtown Washington DC.
How to Apply
Please send résumé and cover letter detailing your interests to John
Oldfield at [email protected].
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