King’s students praise charity: water internship, fall openings


Are you interested in bringing life and healing to third-world countries? International non-profit charity: water is seeking students and recent graduates to commit 10 to 20 hours per week in various unpaid internship positions.

The opportunity offers networking contacts, development experience, free access to charity: water events and a Metrocard for transportation to its downtown Manhattan location.

Charity: water reports 800 million people worldwide – one in nine – lack clean and safe drinking water. The nonprofit is working to address that need, following a 100 percent model that invests the entirety of public donations to the water projects in the field.

King’s student Tia Brown (’13) interned with charity: water this summer. Brown explained that through the internship, she made connections with “the coolest people in the tech/marketing world.” The organization’s Twitter has more than 1.3 million followers.

Another Kingsian, Jordan Baker (’13) is on full-time staff at charity: water. Baker highlights the non-profit’s priority on nourishing relationships with every supporter. It tracks every dollar it receives and tells each donor the story of how the money was spent. Baker said her work with the organization lets her observe how a small business grows while maintaining integrity to its core beliefs.

The internship application involves a phone interview and requires applicants to submit writing samples. Charity: water internships are designed for “exceptional communicators,” Baker said.

Despite the Sept. 5 application due date, charity: water may make exceptions for students from King's. View its website for further details about the internship specifications. Volunteering opportunities are also available for those who want to be involved on a smaller scale.

Also check out TKC's Career Services internship and job links.