Logistics 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.

Logistics Intern

Overview:  Thirst and #RunningDry are looking for a Logistics Intern that lives and breathes travel planning, on-the-ground logistics planning and loves nothing more than finding the perfect flight or the ideal running route that tells an important story, while fitting into our aggressive schedule…. all on a budget. You’ll need to be organized and detail-oriented, but also able to solve problems on a campaign-wide basis. You’ll report to the Logistics Manager, who is based in New York, but as we are a small team you’ll be working closely with the whole Thirst team.

Responsibilities: Help organize our country by country events and logistics, including supporting the Logistics Manager in organizing:

  • Travel (international and local ground)
  • Run Routes (in consultation with local experts, Film Crew, local logistics teams)
  • Local Logistics and ground support including vehicles
  • Accommodation (mix of camping/Airbnb/other low-cost options)
  • Press events
  • Mass run activities
  • Roundtable corporate events
  • Supporting the logs
  • Gear and equipment
  • Shipping

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in event management or demonstrated ability to plan in complex environments, often across cultures or countries
  • A previous internship in a non-profit organization
  • Native English communications skills (additional language skills are an asset)

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Has significant travel experience including to places that are “off the beaten track” and isn’t afraid to organize trips to these places
  • Has experience in dealing with people across multiple cultures and languages