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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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