Working with the World Water Council

Communications Coordinator

The World Water Council is seeking to hire an experienced professional to undertake and coordinate the Council’s actions on communications, Press and Public Relations.  The Communications Coordinator is expected to deliver high performance and results to achieve the strategic objectives of the Council.

Interested candidates who meet the selection requirements are requested to send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter in English. This letter should explain the candidate’s experience with carrying out the required tasks and his/her fulfillment of the specified qualifications.

Applications can only be done through e-mail and should be sent no later than 3 September 2017 to:


Seeking interns

The World Water Council routinely seeks motivated and highly skilled interns to join our team in Marseille. Internships provide a unique opportunity to contribute to the Council’s priority areas of activity, while learning about international water community. Internships are currently being offered to those who have the ability to work in Europe (France) for a minimum of 3 months within the following scopes:

Policy and Programs internships

  • Interns will support the Policy and Programs pole in a general manner.
  • Experience/knowledge sets in the right to water and sanitation, water security, climate change or water-related disasters would be particularly useful. Participation in a previous World Water Forum would also be helpful.
  • Skills are sought in program coordination support, task management and synthesis of outcomes and follow-up, communications and logistical support, with flexibility to multi-task in a high-paced environment.
  • Candidate should be seeking a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in an area such as international studies, political science, international development, etc., and must be currently enrolled in an educational program that can enter into an internship agreement with an outside entity.
  • English language ability is required and proficiency in French is desirable.

Communications internship

  • The communications intern will assist in the development and implementation of plans for the World Water Council’s institutional communications. 
  • S/he will support the communications team on a variety of activities including developing assets to support ongoing programs, drafting content, updating social media and other digital platforms, and supporting the organization of exhibition spaces and events. 
  • Candidate should be undertaking a tertiary degree in institutional communications or PR relations with a focus on sustainable development. Students in international studies, political science, international development, environmental issues, etc. who are communications-savvy can also apply. 
  • Candidate should demonstrate creative and innovative thinking and flexibility to multi-task in a high-paced environment. 
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English is required and proficiency in French is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of communications software is desirable.

Remuneration: salary for internships in accordance with French law


The World Water Council is an independent, international organisation that promotes sustainable water management throughout the world. It has more than 300 member organizations including governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, professional networks and research institutions, based in over 50 countries. The World Water Council brings sound information and knowledge on water-related issues into the public domain to raise awareness and create political will to improve access to water and sanitation and manage water wisely. Every three years, the World Water Council organizes the World Water Forum. The World Water Council’s multi-cultural and dynamic headquarters in Marseille, France employs highly motivated individuals on an equal opportunity basis.


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