Internship - Technical (WASH)

Action Against Hunger

Cambodia 🇰🇭

We are looking for talented interns, interested in pursuing a humanitarian career

The Technical Intern will develop project documents (summary/ Concept note + full proposal) aiming at improving access to piped water supply on premises for rural population in the province of Preah Vihear in Cambodia.


Key activities

The student will perform the activities with the existing team in Cambodia (mainly with the Partnership and Fundraising Coordinator, the Field Coordinator and the Project Managers)
The student will be primarily responsible for:

  • Assessment of the water supply situation in Cambodia
  • Collect and analyze of secondary data and information
  • Identification of pre-selected sites 
  • Field assessment in the pre-selected sites, collection and analysis of primary data.
  • Definition of the proposed piped water system(s), draft design and estimate sizing and costing (done with the technical team of the Ministry Rural Development who is in charge of the Household Water supply).
  • Calculations of costs for required for capital expenditures, operation & maintenance, using for example the WASHCost approach.
  • Compile and write the project documents that will be submitted to potential donors
Do you meet the profile required criteria ?

Ongoing University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in water-related studies is compulsory (hydrology, hydraulics, geophysics, civil engineering, environmental science, etc.)
•    Ability to lead field surveys and technical design for rural water systems with minimum supervision 
•    Knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management highly desirable
•    Knowledge and experience in field assessment highly desirable
•    Experience in developing countries highly desirable
•    Experience in proposal writing is an asset
•    Strong networker, with a cultural and political understanding of the South East Asia context
•    Sound understanding of piped water systems.
•    Good analytical, research and negotiation skills.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Proven ability to plan and deliver work to agreed deadlines.
•    Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
•    English: advanced level in speaking and writing. Khmer a plus. 

•    Transportation in Cambodia during working hours will be covered by Action Against Hunger.
•    Action Against Hunger will provide decent place for working (desk, chair,..) and stationaries.
•    Action Against Hunger will support the visa
•    The students will have to cover his/her food and accommodation
•    The student will need to cover travel from the US to Cambodia (and back), health insurance and repatriation insurance.