Internship (South Asia)

Global Water Partnership (GWP)

Colombo, , LK


Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) Young Professional Development Initiative (YPDI)

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) was founded in 1996 as an intergovernmental organisation with a global non-profit action network focusing on water resources management and development. Since its inception, the GWP has built up a network of Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs). GWP South Asia (GWP SAS) ( is one of the 13 regions of the network.

GWP SAS represents in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka linked to the global network through the respective CWPs, which brought together with the common objective of promoting Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the region.

Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) of GWP aims to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning processes, build climate resilience and support countries to adapt to a new climate regime through increased investments in water security.

Through GWP Young Professional Development Initiative (YPDI), GWP SAS is calling on Young Professionals in fields related to water management and development, who wish to enhance their professional capacity to express their interest in promoting youth and water engagement through the WACDEP country and regional programmes.

The Youth Professional will serve on an internship basis in GWP SAS Regional Office based Colombo, Sri Lanka for a period of six (6) months. During his/her internship, the Young Professional will obtain mentorship, technical support and training from the Regional Coordinator. The intern should be capable of developing knowledge products around WACDEP and CORE porgrammes, contribute in Regional and Country level fund raising activities and rebuilding youth, gender networks. She/he should also initiate regional and country youth/gender activities.


Candidates with the following qualifications are invited to apply:

  • Below 35 years of age.
  • Master or PhD degree in water management related fields- hydrology, engineering, agriculture, environment and economics. Social scientists with demonstrated community development skills will also be considered.
  • Interest in environmental issues and career in international development issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
  • Computer literate with strong ability to develop action plans and reports.
  • Applicants must be nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.