Programme Intern, World Water Week and Prizes, SIWI
January – April 2024, part-time or full-time
Placement: Hybrid position, must be living in Stockholm to be in office on agreed days. Applicants from outside Stockholm will not be considered.
Level: Entry or junior level
Language: English (C1-level and above)
Are you looking to gain work experience and knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues related to water, while increasing your network?
SIWI is now searching for a programme intern to join the programme team in organizing World Water Week 2024, with next year’s theme Bridging Borders: water for a peaceful and sustainable future. Students and recent graduates welcome!
In 2023, World Water Week, the leading annual global event on water and development, was held as a hybrid event with over 300 sessions, gathering 500 organizations and more than 15,000 participants from 193 countries and territories. Looking ahead, we plan to advance our digital and in-person offerings even further!
In this role, an interest in learning more about environmental issues and sustainability is desired, but a water research background is not required. Under the supervision of World Water Week’s Head of Programme, you will join an experienced team of highly skilled professionals responsible for the delivery of World Water Week, the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
- Work directly with programme team during the review and selection process of sessions, talkshows, and seminar presenters - the overall World Water Week programme
- Conduct interviews with SIWI staff on the biggest trends in the water community and create a report for internal and public use
- Develop checklists and step-by-step guides for session organizers and participants
- Qualitative and quantitative data analysis via Excel
- Support the programem team with daily administrative tasks
Who are you?
You are a curious person with a burgeoning interest in events or water issues, or both. While you enjoy working on a team, you can also appreciate sitting down and reading research for an extended period. When you’re not certain about a task, you’re not afraid to speak up and communicate what you need. In addition, you might have the following:
- Want to learn about the planning and process of large hybrid events
- Can communicate and cooperate effectively with internal and external colleagues
- Have solid teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Can work independently, proactively and be self-sufficient
- Have experience reading research papers and summarizing complex topics
- Can learn new systems quickly with training
- Have basic knowledge of analyzing data in Excel
- Know how to write professional, customer service-oriented emails
- Speak English fluently or natively
- Real-world experience working at a not-for-profit organization on an important mission to save the world
- Work with a diverse group of professionals with unique backgrounds and experiences in the World Water Week team
- Meet, network with, and learn from all departments at SIWI
- Insights into the latest projects and initiatives trying to solve the global water crisis
- Gain a deeper understanding of how youth and female empowerment can greatly and positively impact environmental issues
- A written proof of internship/certificate will be provided by SIWI
- Opportunity for a paid position after the internship term
- Free pass to World Water Week 2024 – so that you can see your work brought to life first-hand!
How to apply for the internship:
Please submit your CV and a cover letter in English at the latest by 30 November 2023 here:
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis and the position can be closed earlier and we therefore urge you to apply at once. For further information, please contact Sofia Iqbal, Head of Programme, World Water Week and Prizes, SIWI: email@example.com