The internship would commence either in May 2021 and end in July 2021 or begin in September 2021 and end in December 2021.
The intern would be expected to work 7.5 hours per day from Monday to Friday.
The normal working location will be in an office in Totnes, Devon.
Ideally, interns would be expected to be able to travel up to 50% of their time outside of the UK, however there are no guarantees of this.
Duties would include, but are not limited to:
- Provide technical support to organisations who have requested Groundwater Relief’s services (including drafting desk studies, using remote sensing data and other information to create GIS maps, analysis of hydrogeological data);
- Provide in-country field support to organisations as part of a team; works may include borehole siting, drilling supervision, pumping test supervision, groundwater monitoring and borehole rehabilitation;
- Support the engagement of Groundwater Relief members on projects including assisting with the continued development of Groundwater Relief’s ‘Rapid Response Unit’;
- Develop administrating systems to improve Groundwater Relief’s outputs;
- Promote Groundwater Relief’s services within the humanitarian and development sectors;
- Research and explore opportunities that will help Groundwater Relief meet its objectives as a charity.
Although this is a voluntary position, Groundwater Relief would aim to cover basic living costs for volunteers including accommodation and travel costs.
Totnes is a lively historic market town on the south coast of Devon and offers a great lifestyle. For more information see: http://www.visittotnes.co.uk/
Interns will also have a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience working in a humanitarian and development context supporting a range of different organisations and working with expert members of Groundwater Relief who have a wealth of experience and knowledge.
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate:
- Clear technical competencies that will be an asset to Groundwater Relief’s work;
- A commitment to supporting humanitarian and development work;
- A desire to travel and work in difficult circumstances;
- A self-starter mentality with a willingness to take on responsibility;
- A creative and practical problem solver, who will get jobs completed without fuss;
- Positive mind set that will inspire other Groundwater Relief staff and members;
- The ability to communicate in French or Arabic would be advantageous but is not essential.
Please send a covering letter, CV and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this position is only open to individuals who are legally eligible to work within the United Kingdom.