Background: The Water Council (TWC) is a global hub dedicated to solving critical water challenges by driving innovation in freshwater technology and advancing water stewardship. Built on more than a century of water innovation, TWC has coalesced one of the most concentrated and mature water technology clusters in the world from its headquarters at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Recognizing the need for smarter and more sustainable use of water worldwide, TWC also promotes water stewardship as a natural complement to water innovation in the effort to preserve freshwater resources in the Midwest and around the world. Today, The Water Council has established itself as a global leader in the water industry and one of America’s premier economic development clusters as recognized by government agencies, Brookings and the Harvard Business School.
Synopsis: The Water Council is a seeking a graduate-level intern to assist in the business development of clients for TWC Stewardship Platform programs with a focus on the WAVE program, which provides companies a way to improve their water stewardship and, importantly, have it independently verified. It is a six-step methodology for improving, reporting and recognizing good corporate water stewardship. Help may be needed in support of customized client engagements as well as other office tasks in furtherance of the TWC mission.
Location: A hybrid of in-person and/or virtual. While interns based in Wisconsin are preferable, consideration will be given to qualified candidates throughout North America.
The Water Council
247 Freshwater Way, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Additional meetings and work activities will take place offsite from time to time.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Stewardship Platform Business Lead Development & Implementation
General Water Stewardship Project Support
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Data collection and management (Excel, databases, etc.)
• Research skills (regulatory, industry information)
• Knowledge of economic, environmental and social aspects of water issues (e.g., knowledge of industrial water use and understanding of watershed risk factors and conditions)
• Multi-tasking while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Strong communicator: ability to ask questions to clarify and take direction, run with projects and know when to check-in for updates
• Ability to work in team environment but also on individual assignments
The ideal candidate can start in April/May 2022 and commit through August 2021, assuming work performance meets or exceeds expectations. The ideal candidate can work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Pay: hourly rate $18.00/hour to be paid twice a month. (University Credits may also be available through Internships or Independent Study.)
Matt Howard, Vice President Water Stewardship, The Water Council
To apply, send your resume with email cover letter to Matt Howard with “Intern Application” in the subject line. Feel free to email Mr. Howard with any questions. Application deadline is March 31.