Global Water Partnership - Central and Eastern Europe (GWP-CEE)

Bratislava, , SK

The GWP CEE Internship Programme aims to promote a better understanding of the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management. It offers students an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in a field related to their area of study, while the GWP CEE Secretariat benefits from the assistance of highly qualified students with up-to-date academic experiences. Before applying for an internship with GWP, please consider the conditions and requirements outlined below.


Interns accepted in the GWP Internship Programme must:

  • be enrolled in an educational programme at the time of application and during the Internship 
  • have adequate medical and accident insurance 

Specific tasks:

  • supporting the implementation of the FramWat project on nature-based solutions (July – December 2018)
  • reviewing EU policies and related documents which covers the field of the Natural Small Water Retention and their implementation in the river basins (July-August)
  • drafting a synthesis report from FramWat national consultation dialogues
  • supporting the implementation of the Danube Floodplain project focusing on improving transnational water management and flood risk prevention in the Danube river basin (September – December 2018)
  • developing case studies for GWP ToolBox, RiverWiki, Natural Water Retention Measures platform or others, as needed
  • Helping with Communications


The following qualifications will be considered in the review of applications:

  • Interest in Water Resources Management, any of GWP’s overall focus areas, environmental sustainability issues or in any other field related to the work of GWP
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and a team player
  • A good command of the English language in speaking, reading, and writing
  • Working knowledge of other major languages is considered an asset
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of computer software including word processing, presentation, internet communication
  • Experience with social media required

Application procedure

Interested students should send their applications to [email protected] by 30 June 2018.

All applications should include the following:

  • Cover Letter with an introduction of the applicant and their area of interest
  • CV
  • The indication of desired time frames for the internship or availability during July – September 2018
  • Signed consent to use, store and process personal details in the application, according to the GDPR regulation​​

Conditions of Internships

All Internships will be able to work remotely (home based) with at least one visit for few days of the Regional Secretariat based in Bratislava, Slovakia. This internship call is for the duration between July – December 2018 with the possibility of an extension. GWP CEE offers small remuneration but no other financial support to meet expenses for subsistence or health/accident insurance. Occasional travel costs to participate in meetings organized by the Regional Secretariat, can be covered, budget permitting. The intern is aware that the internship does not lead to an employment offer after the end of the internship