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Special Events Intern

As the Special Events Intern, you'll support our Special Events Project Manager. You'll have a hand in helping us manage production on a variety of events, ranging from 20 to 500 people. You’ll have the inside look into what it takes to execute innovative events at varying scales, including our end of year gala.

Email Us

Send your resume and cover letter to lauren.kane@charitywater.org
by 9/1/14


  • You’ll support the Special Events Project manager on various projects that support our Growth team’s fundraising initiatives. 

  • You'll work closely with our Volunteer Manager to ensure our needs are met for each event.

  • You'll manage events@charitywater.org.

  • You'll handle guest support, working closely with our Growth team to make sure all communication with donors is streamlined and consistent with our brand and mission.

  • You'll help maintain charity: water's relationship with sponsors and vendors for varying events.


You're independent and self-motivated

You can handle a bunch of tasks without constant supervision. You relish the chance to own your projects -- you're confident and capable of representing charity: water to our most passionate supporters.

You have a team ethos

You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You're excited to work cross-functionally with other departments.

You're a mover and a shaker

You're eager to learn. You're inspired to change the world. You know that funding water projects in developing nations can do this. You're committed to charity: water's mission and solving the world water crisis.

Your attention to detail is impeccable

You know the devil is in the detail, and your meticulous nature and dedication to process trumps the threat. The integrity of our data is a core value, and you understand that it take a tremendous amount of focus to get there.

 You're articulate, direct and professional

You're more than capable of providing information concisely and effectively to everyone reaching out to charity: water for help. You make sure you know the situation inside and out before communicating it to donors or staff.

 You ask questions

You don't assume. Instead, you learn a system inside and out so you can make the most of your experience. You're not afraid to say you don't know. You see critique as a good thing and hope to learn from it.



We are looking for a student or recent graduate to start in early September and work through the end of December. We'll need you for 20 hours, 3 days a week. Closer to our end of year event, we’ll need you to commit to 5 days a week for two weeks in early December, including the full weekend in advance of the even (date TBD). Please only apply if you are located in the New York City area.


This is an unpaid internship - but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at an international non-profit with an ambitious mission. We will gladly work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience.