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Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
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PIF-Metiers CityTaps

Location: Paris, France

About: CityTaps is a social startup based in Paris. Their vision is to bring running water to every urban home.
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.
CityTaps has developed a service, CTSuite, that bridges the gap between water utilities and the urban poor: a pay-as-you-go service that integrates mobile payment systems with the world's only smart and prepaid water meter.
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:
IP 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 information system and third-party API, data presentation through web interfaces and API. The stack is full JS. 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 specifications, search for existing available product, prototype evaluation, industrial design. The IIP intern will need to show creativity when designing a product while being focused on reliability and cost reduction.

Field operation:
The IIP intern will support our field operation in one of our target countries. Depending on our projects planning, operations can be located in Subsaharian Africa, South East Asia, South America. Tasks will include: meeting with users, training, deployment of our service.

Qualifications: IIP candidates with intellectual curiosity, strong interest in international development issues and a wish to fight against social unfairness are encouraged to apply. A background in engineering and few projects in fields relevant to one of the missions are necessary to be quickly efficient and contribute to the project.
French language skills would also be an asset but are not required.


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/05/2018 01/04/2019 06/17/2018 08/01/2018
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