Internship: Youth Initiative Coordinator

Gravity Water

California, USA 🇺🇸

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Position: Part-time, *Unpaid (see below)
Timeframe: 6-month and 12-month
​Location: California (state wide)

Description
​Gravity Water is a US-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that focuses on providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries by utilizing a unique, electricity-free approach. Our organization is seeking a highly motivated university student to fill the Gravity Water Youth Initiative (GWYI) Coordinator position. The GWYI Coordinator will assist the Gravity Water Management Team in developing and growing the GWYI program by collaborating with local K-12 schools within their region. Interns will be responsible for providing youth with the guidance to carry out educational fundraising campaigns within their school and community to help fund the construction of a Gravity Water system at a selected “sister school” in Nepal, Vietnam, or Indonesia. 

About the GWYI
The Gravity Water Youth Initiative empowers young leaders worldwide to become active players in resolving the World Water Crisis and fosters inclusivity, global citizenship, and equitable access to education opportunities. 

Responsibilities
Essential job responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging local schools in the GWYI program, securing active campaigns in elementary, middle and high schools
  • Assist schools in planning and implementing educational fundraising campaigns focused on raising awareness about the Global Water Crisis and Gravity Water’s approach to building clean water systems for schools in developing countries
  • Work closely with the Director of Youth Engagement to fulfill management protocols, including weekly assessment meetings, strategic project planning, and GWYI campaign logistics


Requirements
Required Qualifications:

  • Passion about facilitating clean water access throughout the global community 
  • Some experience in project management, coordination, and planning 
  • An academic focus in education, environmental studies, global studies, or related field 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills 
  • Time commitment: 5+ hours per week 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with G-Suite (Google’s apps)
  • Youth Education and Mentorship
  • Leadership experience, including ASB, Interact Club, or related programs

Target Outcomes
Interns will gain professional skill sets in the following areas:

  • Youth Leadership & Mentoring
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management & Coordination
  • Team Management
  • Professional Communication

​*Interns who successfully participate in a 12-month internship at Gravity Water will earn a full-expense paid trip to participate in a Gravity Water team trip in Vietnam or Nepal. 

For more information on Gravity Water Internships, or to get in touch about a specific opportunity please e-mail [email protected]


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