Current Opportunities – SWASH Village

SWASH Volunteer-internship opportunities

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

Sanitation and Waste Management (SWASH Village)

Job Descriptions 

  1. (Assistant) Project Manager: Solid Waste Management Prototype (“SWASH Village”)
  2. (Assistant) Project Manager: Planning & Facilitation of Zero Waste System (“SWASH Village”)
  3. (Assistant) Project Manager: Community Research & Engagement (“SWASH Village”)
  4. (Assistant) Project Manager: Market Research & Database Development of Waste Products (“SWASH Village”)
  5. (Assistant) Engineer / Project Manager: Waste disposal – Reduce/Reuse/Recycle (“SWASH Village”)
  6. (Assistant) Project Manager: GIS Mapping – Terrain, resources, vulnerabilities, opportunities
  7. (Assistant) Project Manager: Organic Products, Packaging Research & Development (“SWASH Village”)
  8. (Assistant) Project manager – Design Management (“SWASH Village” project)
  9. (Assistant) Project Manager: Water, Sanitation and Health Project (WaSH)
  10. (Assistant) Project Manager: Household Grey-water Recovery / Reuse Project (WaSH)
  11. (Assistant) Project Manager: Rainwater Harvesting / Recharging ground water (WaSH)

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

1. (Assistant) Project Manager: Waste Management Prototype “SWASH Village”

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible  

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Project Manager, Waste Management Prototype ’’ in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) the construction of a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill.

In order to test whether a new solid waste management project can work in a touristic, yet rural setting with many stakeholders(incl. hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, food stands and households) first a prototype with all stakeholders needs to be designed and implemented in order to appraise whether it is functional and thus also determine whether the prototype is replicable on a large scale in the entire village. The project manager will undertake at least most of the following tasks/responsibilities:

-In collaboration with the Chief Programme Director, Assistant Programme Coordinator, Centre Project Coordinator and fellow team members design a solid waste management prototype for all stakeholders, incl. at least two households, two hotels, two restaurants, two grocery stores, two food stands, one non-grocery store and the local school.

-Test implementation of this prototype.

-Appraise replaceability of prototypes to all members of each stakeholder group- e.g. in the case of grocery shops, if there has been a trial with two grocery shops appraise whether it is functional and can be extended to all grocery shops in the village.

-Appraise replaceability of prototypes for each stakeholder group as part of an integrated system, so that all parts of the waste management system (i.e. all stakeholders) can function interrelatedly.

-If necessary, make improvements to individual stakeholders or entire system.

– In collaboration with fellow team members, Assistant Programme Coordinator and Chief Programme Director implement the successful prototype for all groups of stakeholders.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Ability to work both independently and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse through this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

2. Project Manager:- Planning & Facilitation of Zero Waste System (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for a “Project Manager-Planning & Facilitation of Introduction of Zero Waste System’’ in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders  (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill. To ensure sound implementation the system will be accompanied by awareness raising and educational measures.

Under the ultimate aim of ‘Zero Waste’ of the SWASHVillage programme the project manager will be responsible for the planning and facilitation of the introduction of a zero waste system. S/he will undertake at least several of the following tasks/responsibilities:

-Conduct workshops on new waste management system with all stakeholders in village, i.e. households, hotels, restaurants, food stands, grocery shops, non-grocery shops and local school incl. on environmental & health impacts of adverse waste practices- e.g. on Personal Health, Animals, Plants, Ground Water, Global Warming; Also provide education on how to improve one’s own waste practices through “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” under overarching goal of zero waste

-Design & distribute user manuals for all stakeholders accompanying smooth introduction of the zero waste system;

-Provide any necessary training to the diverse range of stakeholders

-Design, construct and put up signs warning against the dangers of burning & littering throughout the village incl. concisely explaining the effects mentioned in workshops

-Plan and carry out Community Cleanup involving a diverse range of stakeholders while incorporating an educational component

-Continuously keep rapport through interpersonal communication with all stakeholders in community and if necessary make improvements to the zero waste system design.

-In collaboration with local municipal government and local resource manager recruit one to two waste collectors and provide training on waste collection.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

3. (Assistant) Project Manager: Community Research & Engagement (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for a “(Assistant) Project Manager-Community Research & Engagement” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders  (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill. In order to achieve these goals and implement a completely locally owned and sustainable waste management system for the village comprehensive data needs to be collected through community surveys. Moreover, continuous rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community needs to be built through interpersonal communication that raises awareness and tackles behaviour change of community members.

The project manager will undertake at least the following tasks/responsibilities:

-Builds and nurtures positive, proactive attitudes towards waste management in the village that raise awareness and promote self-responsibility towards environmental sustainability. To achieve this employ behaviour change communication and/or any other viable methods.

– If necessary, conducts community surveys on waste behaviours.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Master intercultural communication

-Master survey methodology and implementation

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad -Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

4. (Assistant) Project Manager: Market Research & Database Development of Waste Products  (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Project Manager: Waste Product & Material Research for Database Development” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill.

Project Needs:

The solid waste management project of the program “SWASH Village” is in need of a researcher who inventories all stakeholders in the village involved in the generation of waste(except households)- i.e. hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, service shops, food stands and the local school. S/he will undertake at least one of the following tasks/ responsibilities(the second and third task predispose the first):

-Identifies types and amounts of inventory of all stakeholders and lists materials of all waste products and materials moving through the commercial supply chain and people, such as through hotels and guest houses, grocery shops, service shop providers, restaurants, food stands and the local school.

For example, a take away drink with a straw would be classified as tetra pak for the packet and the type of soft plastic at hand for the straw e.g. low-density polyethylene, whereas a sold toothbrush would likely involve a certain hard plastic for the tube e.g. high-density polyethylene, cardboard for the packaging and polypropylene for the lid.

– Creates Database and does statistical analysis using Excel, SPSS or other statistical programme.

-Performs Online Market Research that includes exploring alternative and similar products with a low waste index.

-Writes Report on Findings.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Strong research skills.

-Strong communications skills.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Master statistical programs like SPSS or Excel

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

5. (Assistant) Engineer & Project Manager- Reduce/Reuse/ Recycle /Replenish (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Engineer & Project Manager-Reduce/Reuse/Recycle/Replenish” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill.

Under the ultimate aim of ‘Zero Waste’ the engineer/project manager will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of a waste processing facility that converts soft plastic into another usable and sellable material, e.g. fishing baits, handbags or another viable product. Ideally, a second role will be to recycle paper and cardboard waste into new paper and cardboard or to recycle a third kind of waste prevalent in the village- depending on the candidate’s skills and interests. The goal is to create local environmental and economic value through attaining maximum resource efficiency from existing waste.

Requirements:

-Degree in solid waste management, chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, biochemistry, or other environmental science degree preferred

-Entrepreneurial mindset

-Technical knowledge and/or experience in recycling or ability to gain technical knowledge on recycling quickly

SKILLS:

-Flexibility and self-motivation.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Maximize Recycling Know-How

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management


6. (Assistant) Engineer & Project Manager: GIS Mapping – Terrain, resources, vulnerabilities, opportunities

Duration 3-6 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Engineer & Project Manager- GIS Mapping” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill.

In order to gain a sound understanding of waste processes in the village the project manager will undertake the following tasks:

i)Using QGIS or other GIS software map the village and surroundings- incl. households, hotels, guest houses, restaurants, food stands and grocery shops.

ii)Present findings to Chief Project Director and fellow team members.

iii)Perform additional GIS related tasks as required.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, Planning, or other GIS related field preferred but not condition for acceptance

-Preferably familiarity with GQUIS or other mapping programme

-Ideally GIS experience in work setting

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Gain field work experience in GIS Mapping

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

7. (Assistant) Project Manager – Organic Products and Packaging Research & Development    (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Engineer & Project Manager- Products and Packaging Research & Development” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is recycled and reused and no waste reaches the landfill.

The goal of zero waste can only be attained by also reducing waste at the production / product / supply / storage and consumption level. Thus, the project manager will undertake at least two of the following tasks/responsibilities:

i)- Identify and promote the sale and purchase of products in the village made using eco-friendly, sustainable processes and with no or very little toxic packaging.

ii)- Trigger alternative means of production to mass-produced industry packaged and supplied products that can be made using local, safe and recyclable materials. This may include liaising with local entrepreneurs.

iii)Promote the avoidance of toxic and non-recyclable materials in the village, so that maximum resources can be recovered with least harm to the environment. This may be achieved through conducting workshops, seminars or other education-enhancing methods and utilizing behaviour-change communication.

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility.

-Strong communication skills.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

REQUIREMENTS:

-Degree in Environmental Sciences, a Sustainability domain or Product Design preferred

-Passion for sustainability and conservation of the environment

-Ideally experience in design and/or production of organic products

BENEFITS:

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Experience Organic Product Design in a development context

-Master delivery of educational measures

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

 

 

8.  (Assistant) Project Manager – Design Management (“SWASH Village”)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible  

SWASH Village is looking for an “(Assistant) Project Manager- Design Management” in four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India. As part of the organization’s SWASH Village program a waste management system is planned that includes waste collection from all stakeholders (incl. households, hotels, restaurants, grocery shops, non-grocery shops & food stands) a waste collection and storage facility as well as a waste processing facility. The ultimate goal is for the locality to be a ‘Zero Waste’ village in which all waste is treated as a resource for recycling and reused to prevent any waste from reaching the landfill.

 

Project Needs:

In order to construct the most sound and sustainable waste management system its design and processes need to be well defined and informed. This should be done, in particular in collaboration with the project managers for “Waste Management Prototype Design” and “Planning & Facilitation of Zero Waste System”. In addition, in collaboration with the manager for the “Planning & Facilitation of Zero Waste System” policies need to be drafted that ensure the sustainability of the waste management system, especially on how to keep the community members involved and establish leaders that take ownership and responsibility of the village’s waste management system and judge it to be crucial to community development. The method/design to be used is up to the project manager(s) to decide. Regardless, sound policies in addition to a robust design and processes are essential for community development.

 

Skills:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

Requirements:

–Degree in solid waste management, chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, biochemistry, or other environmental science degree preferred but not condition for acceptance

-Passion for sustainability and conservation of the environment strongly desired

 

BENEFITS

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Gain a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Develop new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

For more information on the SWASH Village program please browse this website.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation
 
Volunteer – internship opportunities in Sanitation and Waste Management

9. (Assistant) Project Manager: Water, Sanitation and Health Project (WaSH)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

 

Project Needs and Description:

Safe water is critical for rural poor and children, who are the most vulnerable to water-related diseases. We are motivated to develop economical and simple to use household solutions for water sanitation in impoverished rural areas. The project also aims to decrease illnesses, improve health, and lessen the burden on women and children by reducing the distance to water collection points in some arid areas of Rajasthan.

The water and sanitation program also helps sensitise and train communities to obtain adequate supplies of safe water and sanitation facilities through various ecological methods including developing spring and rainwater catchments, providing water storage, building household filtration systems, and constructing household latrines, refuse dumps, and surface water drainage systems. These initiatives become sustainable as community members are motivated to maintain water sources and supply, and serve on water and sanitation committees that oversee community improvements. Our WaSH project also initiates hygiene education for children and adults, including proper hand and face washing to prevent disease.

Location: One of four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India.

 

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

Desired Background:

-Completed degree or present study in Water and/or Wastewater Science/Engineering, Water Sanitation, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other related environmental science/natural science degree

 

BENEFITS:

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Develop community development know-how

-Profit from a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Gain new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

 

10. (Assistant) Project Manager: Household Grey-water Recovery / Reuse Project (WaSH)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

 

Project Needs and Description:                                                                                                   

Grey-water Recovery / Reuse project involves the collection of bath and shower water which is then filtered, disinfected and recycled with our grey water treatment for the use of toilet flushing.

The quantity of water used for hand basins, showers and baths is similar to that used for toilet flushing.  In most buildings water consumption will be reduced by 50%. Supply roughly equates to demand as each person is generating their own water.

The project is aimed to promote greywater reuse as a way to increase the productivity of sustainable backyard ecosystems that produce food, clean water, and shelter wildlife. Such systems recover valuable “waste” products–greywater, household compost, and humanure–and reconnect their human inhabitants to ecological cycles. By modeling appropriate technologies and social behaviours for food production, water, and sanitation in rural areas in India, we hope to create a water conservation culture. Our past projects under research and development include using reeds and other greens with sand and gravel, as well as a biochar filter.

We look forward to more curious and motivated minds to join us and improve these systems and/or innovate something new that is economical, resilient and easy to use at household level.

Location: One of four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India.

 

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

Desired Background:

-Completed degree or present study in Water and/or Wastewater Science/Engineering, Water Sanitation, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other related environmental science/natural science degree

 

BENEFITS:

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Develop community development know-how

-Profit from a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Gain new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation

Volunteer – internship opportunities Sanitation and Waste Management

 

 

11. (Assistant) Project Manager: Rainwater Harvesting and Recharging ground water (WaSH)

Duration: 3-9 months; Desired Start: As soon as possible

                                                                                                                                                               

Project Needs and Description:                                                                                                      

Rainwater harvesting is one strategy in the greater scheme of reducing domestic water use. By harvesting rainwater we can utilize rainwater falling onto our homes and landscapes for beneficial purposes, while preventing it from becoming storm-water pollution as it runs off into the storm-drain. Rainwater harvesting inspires other practices that lead to greater sustainability. Growing plants that provide summer shade to cool our homes reduce energy use; increasing home food production reduces demand for wasteful water use in industrial fields. Above all, rainwater harvesting increases quality of life: ours, and that of life worldwide.

In arid climates and places with salty irrigation water rainwater flushes salts and chemicals out, allowing for long-term health and soil vitality. Collected rainwater can supplement other water sources when they become scarce or are of low quality like brackish groundwater or polluted surface water in the rainy season. It also provides a good alternative and replacement in times of drought or when the water table drops and wells go dry.

On any house lot, the potential sources for harvesting the rain can be direct rainfall, street harvesting, and roof harvesting. We are looking to apply simple low-cost techniques of Rainwater harvesting (RWH) that require minimum specific expertise or knowledge and offer many benefits, such as collecting rainwater on the roof and transporting it with gutters to a storage reservoir, where it provides water at the point of consumption. For rainwater harvesting for agricultural bunds  field trenches, planting pits, micro-basins, retention basins, sand dams, conjunctive use, gully plug, controlled drainage or fog drip etc can be implemented.

Location: One of four villages of different topographic environments (hills, agricultural plains, and desert/arid region) in northern India.

 

SKILLS:

-Self-motivation and flexibility

-Interest and motivation to collaborate with community and team members.

-Ability to work both on your own and as part of an international team.

-Ability to multitask and organize your work under minimal supervision and limited resources.

-Strong communications skills.

-Creative, open minded and positive manner facing challenges and unexpected events.

 

Desired Background:                                                                                                                    

Completed degree or present study in Water and/or Wastewater Science/Engineering, Water Sanitation, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other related environmental science/natural science degree

 

BENEFITS:

-Gain on ground exposure to the operation of a grassroots development NGO

-Learn how to plan, research, manage, empower, and work individually and alongside a team

-Develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by developing countries like India as well as what is making it succeed

-Gain cross-cultural fieldwork experience in a multi-cultural team

-Develop project management and leadership skills

-Develop community development know-how

-Profit from a first hand perspective with a developing self-sustainable social enterprise model NGO

-Gain new global perspectives and connections within the development sector abroad

-Affordable internship with free accommodation, office with internet facilities and coverage of all work-related expenses.

To apply please fill in the application form using the online application link , and

please send the following documents to apc.hr@swashvillage.org with a cc: to internship@educare.in:
 
* i) CV/Resume and * ii) Cover Letter/Letter of Motivation
 
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