Jobs and Internships

Internships (part-time, stipend)


WASH Advocates is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative in Washington, D.C. dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge. WASH Advocates is seeking part-time interns (preferably senior or graduate students working for college credit) to assist with a wide range of projects that support our advocacy, communications, partnership development, and research efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research corporations, private foundations, U.S. government, universities, civic, and faith-based organizations to determine their interest and ambition in the global WASH issue. Research U.S. non-governmental organizations and the effectiveness of their water and sanitation programming.
  • Help write, edit, and format materials for Congressional meetings.
  • Research new WASH initiatives and areas for integration between WASH and other sectors in order to build knowledge within and beyond WASH Advocates.
  • Represent WASH Advocates at relevant meetings, meet DC leaders, and brainstorm collaborations.

Your interests should include:

  • U.S. and global advocacy for policy change; OR
  • Global health and its effects on other sectors, such as education, women’s empowerment, nutrition and child health, environment, etc.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? Our most successful interns have been students in public health, public policy, business and international affairs.

Our internships run on the school semester. We expect a minimum of twenty hours per week for four months totaling 320 hours. We provide a $1,000 stipend at the end of the internship. You must be eligible to work or intern in the U.S. The WASH Advocates office is located at 1506 21st Street NW near Dupont Circle.

Please send résumé and cover letter detailing your interests to

WASH Jobs Resource Guide

Are you looking for a job in the WASH sector? Below is a list of job search engines, resources, and organizations. (Please note this is not a comprehensive list.)

Job Search Engines
International Water Association
African Development Jobs
Global Jobs
WASH Vacancies
Jobs 4 Development
Development Banks
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund
Inter-American Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
African Development Bank
United Nations
UN Jobs
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Environment Program
World Health Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Water
US Government
USA Jobs
US Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of State
CDC – Safe Water
Peace Corps
National Institute of Health
International NGOs
The Access Initiative
FHI 360
Save the Children
International Water Management Institute
Plan International
End Water Poverty
Action Against Hunger
International Medical Corps
World Vision
International Relief and Development
Population Services International
Mercy Corps
Relief International
Water For People
Winrock, International
Charity Water
Global Poverty Project
H2O for Life
FACE Africa
Faith-Based Organizations
Lutheran World Relief
Catholic Relief Services
Living Water International
Camp, Dresser, & Mckee (CDM Smith Inc)
Tetra Tech
CH2M Hill
Global Health Corps
International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)
Fulbright Fellowship
Boren Fellowship
World Vision Fellowship
Volunteers in Asia Fellowship
Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Think Tanks
The Chicago Council
The Brookings Institutions
Research Institutions
UNC Water Institute
Emory University Center for Global Safe Water
Desert Research Institute
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development
The UK National Committee for UN Women
The Global Women’s Institute
Women and Water in Central And South Asia
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Coca-Cola Foundation
Howard G. Buffet Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Clinton Foundation


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