Water Witness International Vacancy – Intern

Water Witness International is a registered charity organization Ethiopia, Malawi, and the UK, engaged in fair water future research, action, and advocacy. We are committed to water accountability, water stewardship, unlocking financial resources for water security, climate resilience, and activating people’s power. This internship presents an opportunity to contribute to real-world environmental conservation efforts and gain practical experience in the field.

Water Witness leads action, research and advocacy for a fair water future where all people can access the water needed to thrive, and are protected against floods, drought, pollution, ecosystem degradation and water conflict. 

Join us in making a positive impact on the environment and community. Apply today and be part of a transformative study shaping the future of the Little Akaki River. Together, we can drive meaningful change and promote environmental resilience.

Environmental Science Intern at Water Witness International:

Position: Environmental Science Intern


  • Educational background in environmental science, water resources, or related fields.
  • Strong analytical skills with experience or understanding of conducting scoping analyses.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and report writing.


Are you passionate about environmental science, water quality, and conducting impactful action research? We are seeking a motivated intern with a background in environmental science or related fields to join our team. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a vital study focused on the Little Akaki River, addressing key water risks and pollution challenges.

Project Overview:

The internship will involve conducting a scoping and mapping study titled “Scoping and Mapping of Water Security Risks in the Little Akaki River, Mekanisa Area.” This project aims to comprehensively identify water security risks, review the current state of the river, identify major types and sources of pollution, assess associated risks, and document regulatory frameworks.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk reviews of existing literature, environmental impact assessments, and government documents related to the Little Akaki River.
  • Participate in fieldwork to identify and map major polluters and key water risks.
  • Interview key stakeholders including government officials, industry representatives, and community members.
  • Analyze collected data to identify trends and correlations related to water quality parameters.
  • Contribute to drafting a comprehensive report detailing study findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in stakeholder engagement efforts through workshops and presentations.


  • Two months internship period with possibility of extension.

Deadline: Addis Ababa

Deadline: July 12, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter as one document in pdf format outlining their qualifications and interest in the internship. Please send your application to info@waterwitness.org  by 12 July 2024.

Please note that only candidates who fulfill the specified requirements will be contacted.

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