TOGETHER, WE END WATER SCARCITY USING ONLY RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Elemental Water Foundation is looking for an intern to further develop the partnerships, communication and fundraising activities as a non-profit organization with the goal to provide safe water to developing countries through desalination by renewable energy.
What we do
We enable safe and affordable fresh water on a global scale through realizing projects that provide water using desalination powered by renewable energy for people that face water scarcity in developing countries.
Already 4 billion people are facing water scarcity due to population growth, an increasing water footprint and climate change effects. It’s the least fortunate that are at the forefront of the increase of water scarcity.
Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water. Women are disproportionately affected, as they are often responsible for collecting water. It’s also a matter of health: every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. What if we can improve health and enable empowerment & education? It’s time to break the cycle of poverty for communities.
Who we are
We have noticed that the freshwater scarcity is increasing. Already today, almost 2/3 of the world population is affected by water scarcity. With an increasing, population and their large water footprint and the changing availability of water due to climate change, we believe that water scarcity is one of the biggest challenges for humanity in this century. This is backed by the WEF.
The creation of the Foundation in 2017 has been the result of the voluntary efforts of four individuals who want to make an impact on the availability of clean and affordable water for people who need it the most. Four different people with different stories who share the same goal: to enable safe and affordable fresh water on a global scale through projects that provide water using desalination, preferably driven by renewable energy, for people that face water scarcity. We sincerely hope that you will join us in achieving this goal.
We envision a society in which everybody has access to clean and affordable drinking water. This can be accomplished by using existing water resources efficiently, by re-using water and by exploring alternative sources of water. The Foundation focusses on the latter: to provide access to fresh water by desalination of salt water from the sea or the ground. This naturally implies a focus on coastal regions and islands where fresh water is scarce.
What we are looking for
We are looking for some-one that will help us to further develop our partnerships, communication and fundraising activities. This means interact with all stakeholders, develop promotion material and text for the website, social media and other means of promotion. Analyze Google data, optimize keywords, develop new initiatives, etc. Part-time is preferred with a commitment of at least 4 months.
You can expect a vibrant office with lots of guidance. The niche market is complex, but we will help you understand it and will take you through the unique selling points. We expect business development skills, language skills (EN), understanding where the opportunities are and what variables influence the likeliness of a potential partnership. This does require a basic understanding of working in the NGO field, with both private companies and individuals. We encourage independence, initiative and persuasion skills. Experience with writing simple yet inspiring text is preferred.
If access to safe water is something that is important to you and you want to learn a lot in a short time, while working flexible and independent, then I’m looking forward to hear from you through firstname.lastname@example.org. The internship has immediate availability.
We work closely together with our partners, such as Elemental Water Makers, Wilde Ganzen, TU Delft, Feedback Company, etc. Our office Is located in the harbour of Scheveningen (The Hague), next to the sea.
Madagascar is one of the 10 least developed countries in the world. Along the coast, there are numerous rural communities that lack access to safe drinking water. These underdeveloped communities rely on groundwater. The quality of the groundwater is brackish and turbid, causing disease as its unfit for consumption. However, these communities have no other option for drinking water. Find out how the Elemental Water Foundation and the local population collaborate to break the cycle of water scarcity by clicking below.