1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
CityTaps is a social startup based in Paris. Their vision is to bring running water to every home, for ever. Today, about a billion urban poor lack the basic comfort of running water at home in the developing world. CityTaps believes that running water in the home is a source of health, economic opportunity and dignity, particularly for women and girls who bear the majority of the burden associated with daily water chores. Their solution to this vexing problem has 3 components: new technology, community development, and business innovation. CityTaps believes in questioning assumptions in a respectful, fast-paced, and fun environment. Their company is looking for enthusiastic and hard-working individuals who want to work to serve the poor and make a positive difference in the world.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
Data analysis- The IIP intern will work closely with the CTO and the software development team to work on the data collected by the service. Every meter installed on the field sends data at a regular interval. The main goal of this IIP internship will be to analyze this data, find patterns and develops added-value service based on this knowledge. The IIP intern will work closely with the field operation team to understand the insights learned from the data. The intern will put great attention into the reliability, accuracy and relevance of the analysis.
Cloud software development- The IIP intern will work closely with the CTO and the software development team to design, develop, test and release software elements of our data management system. Such elements include communication with the IoT devices, data storage and analysis, integration with customer’s information system and third-party API, data presentation through web interfaces and API. The IIP intern will put great attention into the reliability, quality of code and documentation of its developments.
Hydraulic and mechanical design of a connected water meter - The IIP intern will work closely with the CTO and CEO to design the next version of our smart water meter. Tasks will include: search for water meter fitting our requirements; evaluate prototype, design integration with our electronics, mechanical design and industrial design. The IIP intern will need to show creativity when designing a product while being focused on reliability and cost reduction.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Technical skills in fluid mechanics modeling, CAD design and project management would be an asset. French language skills or any African language skills would also be an asset but are not required. Candidates should have an intellectual curiosity and an interest in international development issues.