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
About: X-Runner is a social enterprise that provides a sustainable sanitation solution to families in the community. X-Runner's mission is to bring reliable, safe, and sustainable sanitation to low-income urban households that do not have a toilet. Their organization delivers hygenic in-home sanitation by combining a portable dry toilet, a weekly pick-up system and high quality customer care. X-Runner improves and eases the daily lives of their customers and create a cleaner, healthier environment for homes and communities.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP interns will be working in three areas: business, social indicators and health.
Business: IIP interns will research and identify the different processes currently used internally and will be responsible for organizing them as per best practices. The IIP interns will also work on elaborating a strategy to make the identified processes more cost-efficient for X-Runner and make the organization operate at a higher level.
Social Indicators: IIP interns will research the different indicators used in the social sector and develop creative indicators for X-Runner for the organization to measure their social and health impact in the communities they operate in. The interns will also develop the process on how to measure those indicators in the short- and long-term.
Health: IIP interns will help the organization identify biological hazards associated with the overall sanitation process. New approaches to sanitation safety plans have been discussed by the WHO, and the interns will assist X-Runner in developing and implementing ways in which the organization can take care of those hazards and/or reduce the risks their users are expos ed to.
All three areas will require research, interviews and field visits with some traveling to the communities.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in learning about how to empower a community to take control of their health and who would like to gain experience in business development, impact assessment, communications and/or health are encouraged to apply. The organization seeks a highly-organized student who is eager to learn, take on real responsibilities and be sensitive to other people’s situations. Intermediate to advanced Spanish would be an asset.