Become a Thirst Project Road Warrior
The Thirst Project is looking for the next band of Road Warriors for their spring and fall 2014 internship program! If selected, you’ll travel across the country educating other students about the water crisis. To show us you’ve got the right stuff, here’s what you’ll need to apply:
- Your vitals (name, address, email, school, etc.)
- Be at least 18 years old
- A short essay on how the water crisis affects you (500 word max)
- A link to a 1-2 minute online video telling us about yourself and why you’d make an awesome Road Warrior
Fighting the water crisis isn’t an easy job. It takes a special blend of passion, energy, and communication skills to make the grade. Make sure you use all the application elements to show us why you care and how you can help.
Almost 800-Million People do not have access to safe, clean water.
The Thirst Project invites you to apply to become part of an elite group of young people we like to call, “Road Warriors” - Interns who are dedicated to educating and engaging students all over the country with the goal of ending the global water crisis. This is an opportunity for socially conscious, hard working recruits to help change the world, see the country and gain valuable experience. To apply, fill out the requirements below, and then click the 'submit' button:
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Q: What exactly will the Road Warriors be doing?
A: We’ll be turning over the keys to the official Thirst Project Recreational Vehicle and hitting the road! During the Spring and Fall of 2014, your mission will be to stop at universities and high schools all over the United States, informing our generation about the dangers of the water crisis. Don’t worry... we’ll be identifying locations and planning your route so you won’t be guessing where to go next.
Q: How will the Road Warriors be chosen?
A: We’ll be gathering entries from all over the country until our contest ending date of November 30th, 2013 (Spring 2014) and January 31st, 2014 (Fall 2014). We’ll then gather a panel of non-profit and communications experts to review the entries. Once we’ve narrowed down our selection, we’ll contact finalists for a round of interviews via Skype and select our winners.
Q: So will I have to take a semester off of school?
A: Yes, to effectively and efficiently spread our message we have to speak to students where they are which means visiting schools while they’re in session.
Q: Is this a paid internship?
A: This is not a paid position, but it is an opportunity to get out and build your communications & interpersonal skills which add tremendous value to your resume. Plus you’re working for a cause that’s helping millions of people... which is it’s own kind of pay. That said, we will help the Road Warriors raise funds as well as provide some additional fund for food and other necessities, so you shouldn’t have many out of pocket expenses during your time on the road.
Q: Can I get college credit for this internship?
A: Maybe. Different colleges and universities have different rules for what internships meet their credit criteria. We believe that this is a robust opportunity to develop a number of skill sets and will provide you with any assistance you need to get credit for being a Road Warrior.
Q: Why do you need a video, essay, and letter of recommendation?
A: While you certainly will receive training and guidance during the course of your internship, you’ll spend a great deal of time working with administrators and students without direct oversight. We need amazing, self-starting, communicators that work well without a ton of supervision. We were careful to choose application elements that allow you future Warriors every opportunity to display those skills.
Q: If I have more questions before I apply, who can I contact?
A: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org