Fall Intern – 2023

Blue Wave

Position Summary:

The Development and Marketing Intern position will experience a variety of roles within the Water4 Development and Marketing departments. Intern will work with the Relationships Coordinator and Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships, but will report directly to the Relationships Coordinator. This position will allow the intern to have opportunities to learn about fundraising techniques and best practices from experienced Development professionals, learn lead generation and internal communication software, learn organization skills, experience large-scale event planning, participate in donor tours, and spend time with leaders within Water4 to grow their own leadership skills.

Responsibilities Will Include:

Responsibility% Time Allocation
Walk4Water4 Tasks35%
Development Tasks50%
Other Tasks15%


  • Donor cultivation and stewardship: make calls and write thank you notes to donors, identifying and sharing any new ideas or opportunities with the Development Team..
    • Intern will call donors with a “giving anniversary” to say thank you and check in.
  • Draft and design Water4 related materials for schools and children’s activities such as:
    • Coloring sheets
    • Activity sheets
    • Crossword puzzles
    • VBS Materials  (Games, Crafts, etc.)
  • Attend Development Team meetings.
  • Execute a full t-shirt inventory of all current and past Water4 t-shirts.
    • Package 20 shirts of varying sizes in bags for classroom tours, high schools, etc.
  • Execute a full bottle/coffee mug inventory.
    • Box up and label bottles for easy distribution.
    • Develop a new inventory system for Water4. 
  • When appropriate, intern will attend in person meetings and tours with donors.
  • Perform prospect research for different donor groups, including foundations and individuals.
  • Perform research for conferences Water4 should attend, opportunities to publish our writings, and opportunities to present our work.
  • Perform duties as assigned by Relationships Coordinator and Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships.


  • Attend a Walk4Water4 Committee Meeting.
  • Assist with Walk4Water4  kids area preparations.
  • Call past participants to extend a personal invite to Walk4Water4 2023.
  • Attend all planning meetings and events (schedule permitting)
  • Perform duties as assigned by Relationships Coordinator and Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships.


  • If schedule allows, intern will attend all staff calls.
  • If schedule allows, intern will attend a virtual Water4 Network Meeting with international business partners from 5 African countries.
  • Attend a meeting with each department lead at Water4 to learn about our mission and operations. 
    • Often, our interns end their time at Water4 with a 1:1 with Water4 CEO, Matt Hangen. 
  • Based on the interest of the intern, we will give you some time with the Marketing team to work on projects in that department and learn from them.
  • Perform tasks as assigned by the Development and Marketing team.

General Competencies

The following competencies are expected of all Water4 employees

Job knowledgeDemonstrates knowledge of purposes, objectives, practices, and procedures required to perform the job.
ProductivityProduces a volume of work consistent with the normal requirements of the job.
Quality of workWork is accurate, thorough, and timely according to agreed standards and expectations agreed.
CommunicationExpresses information verbally and in writing in a clear and coherent manner.
ReliabilityCan be depended upon to perform assigned tasks in a timely manner and degree of supervision required.
InitiativeExhibits drive to complete tasks and take charge in the absence of detailed instructions.
DelegationDelegating and following up regularly to ensure that delegated duties and responsibilities are carried out.
TeamworkEstablishes and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and works to share responsibilities towards common targets.
LeadershipMotivates and builds morale, eliciting cooperation from subordinates and achieving results through a team effort.
Constructive feedbackAccepts improvement-oriented ideas and offers the same to colleagues or those under their supervision.

Position Reports To:
Relationships Coordinator

Technology Requirement:
Intern must have their own laptop for use. They will receive logins to Water4’s Google suite and Asana task management software.

Rate of pay:

This is unpaid internship. Intern may be asked to drive their personal vehicle to and from Water4 for local events. Water4 will reimburse the intern for all mileage.

Intern will work in the office Tuesday and Thursday and from home on Wednesday. Some exceptions to this schedule may occur during the course of the internship.

Hours per week:
10-20. Some hours will be done from home.

Start Date/End Date:
Start and end date are flexible based on a potential intern’s schedule.

To Apply for this Job:
Please email your resume to cassidy@water4.org

Organization Summary:
Water4, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt entity incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma, USA, is an international nonprofit using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis. Water4 equips missional entrepreneurs in developing nations to create lasting economic, physical and spiritual change through market-based safe water solutions. This approach puts the solutions to local problems in the hands of local people, and ensures that safe water access is sustained by local resources. Since 2008, Water4 has impacted the lives of over two million people in more than 30 countries through the power of safe and living water.

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