Engineering Internship

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

RTI International



  • Operate water scheme in accordance with laid down SOP and asset management manuals to increase water coverage and hours of supply
  • Perform non-routine tasks involving water scheme operations, maintenance/repair of the water scheme equipment to reduce non-revenue water
  • Monitor the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations
  • Monitor the routine performance of electrical systems, circuits, and equipment within the water scheme
  • Conduct periodic inspections, analyze, review, and maintain related documents to ensure equipment life, safety, and operational efficiencies
  • Perform quality control tests on lab equipment and carry out routine water quality testing and records


  • Report monthly to the Head of Commercial on month-on-month expenditure forecasting, risk & opportunity management
  • Manage the creation of customer base and invoices to increase collection efficiency and metering ratio
  • Manage the billing of customers
  • Increase billing efficiency of the water scheme

RTII’s Internship Program emphasizes experiential and mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program, interns will be exposed to RTII’s open and educational culture; support RTII’s mission to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals.

Additional Information

This in-person internship is supported by a monthly stipend. The position is scheduled to be active from May 2024 through August 2024. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 40 hours per week. This internship will have a specific daily start and end time.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be a Zambian Citizen
  • Must reside in Kazungula District, Southern Province
  • Must be a recent graduate with a minimum qualification of College Diploma and/or University degree in Water Engineering from an accredited TEVETA institution
    • o Recent degree recipients who received their degrees in Summer (June, July, August) 2023 or after would be eligible to apply
  • Must be computer literate and possess a functional computer
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation in performing assigned tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • N/A

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