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IIP-WaterSHED Asia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Internship
Program Description:
WaterSHED Asia
About:
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Enterprise Development (WaterSHED) is a local NGO that works with small businesses and key people in the community to create a dynamic market for effective and affordable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) products and services. Using a market-based approach, WaterSHED is helping to improve the health of families across Cambodia. Through their Sanitation Marketing program, WaterSHED has enabled the sale of more than 150,000 latrines, reaching over 700,000 people in rural areas. WaterSHED Asia's social enterprises in Vietnam and Cambodia are replicating this success with innovative technologies for hand-washing, water purification and latrine shelters. WaterSHED’s marketing efforts are supported by leadership programs, including the Civic Champions leadership development program for local government and our Women’s Economic Empowerment Program.
 
Intern Responsibilities:
IIP interns will contribute to the following project:
  • WaterSHED’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Program seeks to facilitate greater opportunities for women to succeed in the rural markets for WASH products and services in Cambodia. While market-based approaches in WASH can offer exciting opportunities for entrepreneurial women to earn a good income, increase their self-confidence, and grow their expertise in sanitation and hygiene, WaterSHED had become aware that women are not seizing this opportunity at the same rates as men. In the same way that WaterSHED is a catalyst for the markets for WASH products and services, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program seeks to catalyze women’s success.Through a series of workshops and peer-mentoring groups, WaterSHED piloted an approach to increasing and improving women’s success in the rural WASH market. Along with these activities, a wealth of data was collected, including longitudinal household survey data, longitudinal social network data, in-depth qualitative data, data from action research, etc., for evaluation and research purposes.
Specific responsibilities of the IIP intern will include: reviewing existing research regarding women’s economic empowerment in the region; designing and conducting quantitative analysis of primary household survey data; reporting and visualizing findings in a concise, accessible way; working with the project’s research team to identify and fill knowledge gaps through additional field research if needed and other tasks as required. Through the internship, the IIP intern will help WaterSHED Asia address the following questions: How does a woman’s increased self-efficacy relate to decision-making in her household? What is the impact of the size of a woman’s professional network on her income generation activities? Does participating in a mentorship network influence a woman’s success as a sanitation sales agent?

Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in social sciences, economics, public health or related fields are encouraged to apply. Training in intermediate statistics and an interest in data analysis and visualization are required. Experience with data analysis, as well as visualizing and presenting research findings and/or research experience in a developing context would be an asset.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.