Legal Intern

Our dream #RunningDry interns are smart, creative and motivated to support a non-profit organization committed to changing the way we think about water. They are both self-starters and team players and believe in the Thirst mission as well as in the #RunningDry project. You will have significant responsibility, autonomy and an ability for your work to make a real impact on the #RunningDry project and the world. Our goal is that you say “wow I really was part of making our world better”.

This is a fast-paced, minimum 8-week commitment (start and finish times are flexible), with the option to stay on full-time or part-time from September. All internships receive some compensation, and are located either in our Thirst office in Chongqing, China or, depending on the candidate, can be a remote position. Some weekend, evening, early morning availability may be required. Please submit applications to runningdry@thirst4water.org.

Legal Intern

Overview

Thirst and #RunningDry are looking for a Legal Intern to assist with our growing team. We’re looking for someone who is detail oriented and can help us work through a large number of detailed documents and contracts. You’ll report directly to Mina Guli, Mina’s Chief of Staff and the Thirst Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft and review legal contracts and documentation for the procurement of services in media, local logistics and others
  • Support the procurement of legal approvals, visas and other items necessary to support the #RunningDry campaign.
  • Ensure legal documentation is properly managed and stored appropriately
  • Liaise with our pro bono legal advisors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Legal or paralegal degree or studying for a similar degree.
  • Native English communications skills (additional language skills are an asset)

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is either studying for a legal or paralegal degree or has a degree and is looking for a part time, stimulating position where they can make a real difference with their work.
  • Is looking for some real life experience in a high-profile campaign that will support their application for a full-time position in a law firm