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International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Internships 2024 New Application

IWMI is seeking passionate and motivated interns to join our team dedicated to water resource management. This internship presents an excellent opportunity for students or recent graduates interested in gaining hands-on experience in the field of water management, contributing to impactful research projects, and working alongside a team of experts.

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  • Assist in conducting research on water management strategies, including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of findings.
  • Support the development and implementation of innovative solutions for water-related challenges.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of field studies or experiments related to water resource management.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and publications based on research findings.
  • Collaborate with team members to support various ongoing projects and initiatives within IWMI.
  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree in Environmental Science, Water Resources Management, Hydrology, Engineering, or related fields.
  • Strong interest in water resource management, sustainability, and environmental issues.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software (e.g., Excel, GIS, statistical software).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Prior research or internship experience in water management is a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Gain hands-on experience and valuable skills in water resource management through practical projects and mentorship from experts in the field.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with professionals, researchers, and experts in the water management industry, establishing connections that could be beneficial for future career endeavors.
  • Learning Environment: Work in a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment where your contributions are valued, and you have the opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Skill Enhancement: Develop technical skills in data analysis, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), research methodologies, and project management that are crucial in the field of water resource management.
  • Contribution to Sustainable Development: Contribute directly to research and initiatives aimed at addressing global water challenges, making a positive impact on water conservation and sustainable development.
  • Career Insights: Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and challenges within the water management sector, helping to inform your future career choices and aspirations.
  • Flexibility and Support: Benefit from a flexible work environment that encourages creativity and innovation while receiving guidance and support from experienced professionals.
  • Exposure to Diverse Projects: Work on diverse projects that cover various aspects of water management, allowing you to explore different facets of the field and expand your knowledge base.
  • Potential for Publication: Contribute to reports, presentations, and publications, providing an opportunity to showcase your work and potentially get published in scientific or industry journals.
  • Personal Growth: Enhance problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and adaptability while gaining a deeper understanding of the environmental and social implications of water management practices.
  • Visit the IWMI Website: Go to the official International Water Management Institute website. Look for a dedicated section or page related to careers, opportunities, or internships. The website often contains detailed information about available positions and the application process.
  • Review Available Internship Openings: Browse through the internship opportunities available at IWMI. Read the job descriptions carefully to understand the requirements, responsibilities, and qualifications for each position.
  • Prepare Application Materials: Update your resume/CV and draft a tailored cover letter that highlights your interest in the internship, relevant skills, academic background, and any related experience. Ensure your application materials showcase your passion for water resource management and align with the internship requirements.
  • Submit Application Online: Follow the application instructions provided on the IWMI website. Some organizations have an online application portal where you can upload your resume, cover letter, and any additional documents required. Be sure to complete all fields accurately and attach the necessary documents.
  • Double-Check Application Details: Review your application thoroughly before submitting it. Check for any spelling or grammatical errors and ensure that all requested information and documents are included.
  • Follow-Up: After submitting your application, consider sending a follow-up email to the designated contact person or department at IWMI. Express your interest in the internship position and inquire about the status of your application. This demonstrates your enthusiasm and proactive approach.
  • Prepare for Interviews (if shortlisted): If your application is shortlisted, you might be invited for an interview. Prepare for the interview by researching IWMI's work, understanding their projects, and be ready to discuss your skills, experiences, and interest in contributing to their initiatives.
  • Keep Communication Open: Stay responsive to any communication from IWMI. Promptly reply to emails or phone calls regarding interview schedules or additional information they might request.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Research Services
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 19, 2024
Valid through
December 25, 2024
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