Paid internship for a sanitation project


Duration of Internship

01 August - October 31, 2015 (Three months)

Background of project 

Sanitation remains the most off-track of all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with an estimated 2.6 billion people not having access to safe and hygienic toilet facilities that ensure health and dignity. It is now well recognized that not only access to safe sanitation is key for public health, but also access to safe emptying and transportation services for onsite sanitation (OSS) technologies. 

As part of a 12 city study, the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank made a first attempt to visualize excreta flows through the individual components of the sanitation service chain, focusing on the percentage of excreta being safely managed at each step (Peal et al.2014). The so-called Shit(excreta)-Flow-Diagrams provide a tool to visualize excreta flows in a simple way to help policy makers and practitioners realize the importance of FSM in sanitation.

CSE as a part of consortium, consisting of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für international Zusammenarbeit GmbH), Water and Sanitation Programme of the world Bank, water@leeds research group of the University of Leeds, Loughborough University – Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), will contribute 11 SFDs from eleven selected cities(Delhi, Dewas, Agra, Cuttack, Srikakulam, Tumkur, Gwalior, Tiruchirappalli, Bikaner, Aizwal, Solapur). Delhi and Dewas will entail in depth data collection from the  field and data collection for other nine would be conducted remotely.


Water Programme of CSE is seeking motivated personnel, fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in/Completed a Master’s Program in environmental management, engineering, planning or anything related to sanitation.

  • Basic knowledge of sanitation and wastewater/faecal sludge management.

  • The job involves extensive field work; hence candidate should be willing to travel.

  • Exceptional communication skills as candidate needs to take personal interviews of various stakeholders

  • Good knowledge ( reading, speaking and writing)of English and Hindi. 


The stipend will be paid according to CSE policies.

To apply

Ms Priyanka Dutta

Female candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a cover letterand CV. Deadline for submission of application: July 21, 2015.