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Want to join a team of inspiring individuals making an impact in the world, while also building real-world experience, educational growth, and professional skill sets? Check out our available internships to see ways you can become part of the Gravity Water professional team!

Gravity Water offers Internship Programs for students and individuals who wish to combine their studies in Global Studies, Environmental Science, Education, and Business Management (plus many others), with real-life experience. Available Internship opportunities will provide leadership on non-profit management and development, community-based conservation, water quality and science, and environmental education, which many students can use for course credits.

Director of Special Events 

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Position: Part-time

Timeframe: Longterm

Description

Gravity Water, a US-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, focuses on providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries by combining rainwater harvesting, elevated storage, and gravity-fed filtration, is seeking a Director of Special Events to assist the Gravity Water Management Team in developing in the planning and execution of Gravity Water-hosted special events. The Special Events Coordinator serves an important role in the Organization, providing leadership in public engagement and generating support for Gravity Water’s international water relief work through involving local communities.  The Director of Special Events will be part of a supportive and professional team of passionate individuals dedicated to making clean drinking water accessible by the communities who need it most. 

The position focuses on the oversight, managment, and coordination of Gravity Water’s special events. More specifically, the Director of Special Events is responsible for the guidance, oversight, and management of Gravity Water’s Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) interns, who implement events on a local level. Being a young and fast-growing International Non-Profit, this internship provides great opportunities for professional growth, serving as a platform to combine passion with skills in event planning, team and program management, and public engagement to create an impact on a global scale. Gravity Water strongly encourages individuals who are passionate about the importance and benefit of global clean water access and are inspired to use their skill sets to make a real-world difference to apply for the position.

Responsibilities

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

  • Management of Community Engagement Coordinator interns (four to six individuals)
  • Strategic planning and coordination of events at multiple locations
  • Large-scale event overview and planning (annual gala, etc…) 
  • Event sponsorships
  • Internal (Organizational) and external (public) communication 

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion and inspiration for providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries
  • Team and/or program management
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Professional communication
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Time commitment: 5 hours per week (minimum)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in event planning/coordination, business partnerships, marketing and promotion, Google Suite, and graphic design/social media.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Danny Wright at danny@gravitywater.org, using the subject line “Gravity Water Application – Director of Special Events”. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 PM PST, March 1st, 2020.

Gravity Water Youth Initiative Coordinator

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Position: Part-time, *Unpaid (see below)

Timeframe: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Locations: Santa Cruz County, California; San Luis Obispo County, California

Description

Gravity Water, a US-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization which focuses on providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries by combining rainwater harvesting, elevated storage, and gravity-fed filtration, is seeking a second-year (Sophomore) 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 within their region, through collaborating with local schools to grow the Organization’s GWYI program and providing youth with the guidance to carry out educational fundraisers within their school and community.

About the GWYI

The Gravity Water Youth Initiative empowers young leaders worldwide to become active players 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.
  • Assist schools in planning and implementing educational fundraisers focused on raising awareness about the Global Water Crisis and Gravity Water’s approach, to fund 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 creating clean water access throughout the global community
  • 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 (minimum)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with G-Suite
  • Youth Education and Mentorship
  • Leadership experience, including ASB, Interact Club, or related programs

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Danny Wright at danny@gravitywater.org, using the subject line “Gravity Water Intern Application – GWYI Coordinator”.

*Interns who successfully participate in a Gravity Water internship earn a full-expense paid trip to participate in a Gravity Water project abroad.

Community Engagement Coordinator

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Position: Part-time, *Unpaid (see below)

Timeframe: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Locations: Santa Cruz County, California

Description

Gravity Water, a US-based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization which focuses on providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries by combining rainwater harvesting, elevated storage, and gravity-fed filtration, is seeking a fourth-year (Senior) student to fill the Gravity Water Community Engagement Coordinator position. The Community Engagement Coordinator will assist the Gravity Water Management Team in developing and growing Gravity Water’s public events and local business partnerships.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will gain direct experience in special event planning, business relations and collaborative partnerships, as well as campaign logistics and strategic planning. In addition, this position will provide leadership experience in gaining, coordinating, and managing a comprehensive management team for the annual World Water Day event in their region. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be working closely with the Director of Special Events and the Director of Public Engagement and Outreach throughout their internship period.

Responsibilities

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

  • Plan, coordinate, and host one public engagement event per Quarter
  • Plan, coordinate, and host an Annual World Water Day Event
  • Plan, coordinate, and host monthly membership drives through collaboration with local businesses
  • Volunteer team management and coordination
  • Weekly assessment meetings with the Director of Special Events and/or the Director of Public Engagement and Outreach

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Passion about creating clean water access throughout the global community
  • Experience in project management, coordination, and planning
  • An academic focus in business management, education, environmental studies, global studies, or related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Time commitment: 5 hours per week (minimum)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with G-Suite
  • Experience in project/Event planning and coordination
  • Experience in strategic partnerships, marketing, and community engagement

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Danny Wright at danny@gravitywater.org, using the subject line “Gravity Water Intern Application – Community Engagement Coordinator”.

*Interns who successfully participate in a Gravity Water internship earn a full-expense paid trip to participate in a Gravity Water project abroad.

For more information on Gravity Water Internships, or to get in touch about a specific opportunity please e-mail info@gravitywater.org

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