Position: Internship; Part-Time; Based in Washington, DC or Remote

Who We Are

The Water Finance Exchange, Inc. (WFX) was founded with a primary objective of significantly increasing funding partnerships in small to midsize utilities disadvantaged by water funding gaps. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, WFX is comprised of a team of water and finance professionals devoted to assisting communities across the U.S. break the logjam of water investment by identifying and tailoring solutions that are suited for the communities we serve.

WFX is in a unique position to assist in addressing the funding shortage of water infrastructure projects for thousands of American communities. We achieve this through partnerships with federal and state stakeholders, communities, and philanthropy, support from the financial sector; reducing the burden of government in endeavoring to close that gap alone.

WFX believes that it can support the efforts of smaller communities to access funding by assembling the best expertise, build trusted relationships with communities, complete projects, and learn and disseminate information about recurring issues and solutions that allow for increased funding of similarly situated communities and regional initiatives that would otherwise be unavailable.

Launched in 2020, WFX has been creating a vast pipeline of community water infrastructure project opportunities. WFX is excited about the opportunities to expand and scale its efforts to better meet the needs of communities around the country. To do so, WFX is seeking to add a full-time Financial Analyst to its core team.

Internship Summary

WFX is seeking a part-time intern for this Fall-Winter based at our office in Washington, DC or remote. Anticipated level of effort is 20 hours/week. If of interest to both parties, there will be an option to extend the internship on a part-time basis through Spring 2022. A monthly stipend will be paid.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Research and development of white papers, case studies, and other informational documents.
  • Assist with stakeholder engagement forums and convening public-private leadership through webinars, workshops, etc.
  • Develop tools, slide decks, and templates for briefings.
  • Creation of routine marketing and communication materials (e.g., press releases, blogs, newsletter, flyers).
  • Assist with development of project plans, budgets, deliverable and milestone tracking.
  • Support WFX website and social media content creation.

Qualifications

  • Strong research and technical writing skills.
  • Prior experience with communications, public relations, and digital media.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Candidates must have a track record of strong academic achievement.
  • Graduate students are preferred, with a demonstrated interest in the environmental/sustainability field. Applications from accomplished junior and senior undergraduates are welcomed.
  • Proficiency in MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following to info@waterfx.org

  • A cover letter of qualifications
  • Resume
  • 2-3 professional references
  • Writing samples