A Cornerstone To Your Personal & Professional Growth

Jungle Water offers a one of a kind 11 week study opportunity that will feed your desire to do meaningful work, share your educational skills and provide a sustainable solution for an urgent need. Your valuable skill set is needed for meaningful work in a small foreign relief organization. Join our tribe, save lives and learn new skills.

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The "jungle-tough" CR-BSF is an effective and sustainable household safe drinking water solution. By the end of this workshop, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to choose appropriate filter technology and to plan and implement a successful BSF project.

Your first three days will be spent in campus training and orientations.

 

 

  • How to construct, install and maintain a bio-sand filter
  • How to successfully plan and monitor a bio-sand filter project
  • What roles are needed to ensure a successful project
  • How to instruct villages on correct usage
  • Water-related diseases, household water treatment alternatives and alternate water sources
  • Courtesy basic Thai language

Adventurous students seeking a semester abroad should consider a Jungle Water opportunity today! At Jungle Water you will "learn-by-serving" under-served tribal villages. You will have an opportunity to oversee the goals of all departments then return home knowing exactly how YOU made a difference. Jungle Water education abroad experiences run for 10 weeks leaving your 11th week free for independent travel.

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Public Health & Education



Community Health Promoters

We're seeking individuals interested in teaching villagers of all ages to lead healthier lives through safe water practices. You will prepare lesson plans on campus and going to a remote tribal village two days a week to put your plans into practice. As an essential part of our field education and delivery teams, CHPs design and deliver wellness campaigns, community-based health promotion and learning activities.

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What You'll Learn

  • Identify and utilize WaSH resources
  • Explain the range of health impacts from inadequate WASH and how they can be prevented
  • Properly conduct field water analysis, review results and document impact
  • Understand the practicalities surrounding community water supply and related environmental health issues.

Duties

  • Researching WaSH best case practices
  • Create lesson plans
  • Use teaching aids provided by CAWST
  • Create a village learning center for classes and field water analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Ability to work on a team and independently
  • A passion for teaching or nursing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or hygiene promotion, community development, education, or community water advocate

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Media Arts



Social Media Management

We're seeking social media junkies to work with our digital media team in support of the Christopher Robert Project's marketing strategy. You'll monitor and produce social media content including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and report to project directors. You'll update the Jungle Water blog with stories written by you and fellow team members.

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Duties

  • Boost engagement and traffic across all social media platforms
  • Produce engaging, relevant content daily using media provided by by the Jungle Water Media Arts team.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Passion for all things “social”
  • Able to work independently
  • Social media channel management and content creation experience
  • Exceptional written skills and a keen eye for detail and editing
  • Copy writing and proofreading experience a plus

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Photography/Videography

We're seeking photography and videography buffs to provide our social media team with creative marketing content. You'll shoot on campus, in villages and the surrounding Chiang Mai area. Your work will be featured on our website, highlighted across social media and included in documentary filmmaking.

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Duties

  • Capture everyday activities of teammates at work and play
  • Provide daily content to the social media and filmmaking teams
  • Provide content to marketing team when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Experience in photography and/or videography
  • Ability to work independently
  • Positive and professional at all times
  • Have a blend of technical skills with an artistic eye
  • Broadcasting experience a plus
  • UAV experience a plus

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Filmmaking

We're seeking aspiring filmmakers to help share our stories through short digital film projects. We offer you the chance to harness the power of film highlighting the work of our teams. Filmmakers work on campus, in remote villages and in the beautiful surrounding area of Chiang Mai. Your final project will be presented at the intern farewell dinner and will be used to market the program.

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Duties

  • Weekly meetings with project directors
  • Present your project at the farewell dinner
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Well-rounded filmmaking skills
  • Comfortable with all stages of production
  • Experience in DSLR cinematography
  • Mastery of every skill not expected but must have willingness to learn
  • Experience in Adobe Premier and other Creative Suite applications a plus
  • Experience with UAV technology a plus

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Construction & Design



Construction & Design

We're seeking individuals interested in on-campus construction and delivery of our jungle tough sustainable water filters. The construction and design team is the driving force of our organization, without the efforts of this team our project would cease to exist. This team is integral to the program in every aspect.

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You will work alongside the design and management teams during construction, testing and delivery. You will report to the field team manager and project directors.

What You'll Learn

  • How build a sustainable water filter from start to finish
  • How to maintain a filter
  • How to train village residents on the filter’s usage
  • Ways to interact effectively with tribal residents

Duties

  • On campus filter construction (sifting stations, filter assembly, unit leak-testing)
  • Load and unload filters and building materials
  • Interact with village residents and headmen with the assistance of tribal translators
  • Rely on field managers regarding filter placement, usage and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Knowledge of hand tools, small power tools
  • Experience in simple construction
  • Must overnight in a remote village setting with the team
  • Must be a team player
  • Positive and professional at all times

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Information Technology



Information Technology

We're seeking students interested in information technology to maintain, modify and keep our computer systems up to date. You'll perform tasks such as add and modify network users, create shared folders and assign permissions, write PowerShell scripts to automate tasks and maintain the project's websites. You'll assist other students with project related computer issues and report to project directors.

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What You'll Learn

  • Administration of a Windows 2012 network
  • Powershell scripting
  • WordPress web hosting

Duties

  • Maintain campus computers and the campus network
  • Keep all systems and software up to date
  • Write scripts to automate daily tasks
  • Update the websites
  • Write programs as needed

Requirements

  • Passion for technology
  • Able to work independently
  • Previous experience in the IT field or equivalent educational experience
  • Exceptional written skills and a keen eye for detail and editing skills
  • PowerShell scripting and programming skills a plus

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