The Road Warriors Internship

The Competition

It’s hard to believe that almost a billion people go without clean drinking water or proper sanitation…and no one’s talking about it. Luckily…you’re here to help.

The Thirst Project is excited to announce our first ever Road Warrior Internship! This life changing program gives you, the students of America, the opportunity to travel the country and spread the word about the water crisis and its devastating effect on people all over the globe…all while adding those ever-important bullet points to your resume.

But keep in mind this is no everyday internship. It’s a challenge. That’s why we’re looking for warriors. But we won’t send you out unprepared. Prior to your semester on the road, you’ll receive training by some of the best in the business. You’ll also get assistance raising funds so that your semester on the road is a comfortable one. Of course, we want to make sure that we get the right warriors for the job. It takes a unique blend of personality, passion, and communication skills.

Think you’ve got the right stuff?


Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • Your vitals (name, address, email, school, etc)
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A short essay on how the water crisis affects you (500 word max.)
  • A link to a 1-2 minute YouTube video telling us about yourself and why you’d make an awesome Road Warrior
  • A brief letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor (500 word max.)
  • Read Code of Conduct
  • APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2012. What are you waiting for?



Q: What exactly will the Road Warriors be doing?
A: We’ll be turning over the keys to the official Thirst Project Recreational Vehicle and hitting the road! During the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, your mission will be to visit universities and high schools all over the United States to raise awareness about the water crisis. Don’t worry…we’ll be identifying locations and planning your route this summer, so you won’t be guessing where to go next.

Q: How will the Road Warriors be chosen?
A: We’ll be gathering entries from all over the country in January and February. We’ll gather a panel of non-profit and communications experts to review the entries. Once we’ve narrowed down our selection, we’ll contact finalists for a round of interviews via Skype and select our winners.

Q: So will I have to take a semester off of school?
A: Yes, to effectively and efficiently spread our message we have to speak to students when they are which means visiting schools while they’re in session.

Q: Is this a paid internship?
A: This is not a paid position, but it is an opportunity to get out and build your communications & interpersonal skill which add tremendous value to your resume. Plus you’ll be working for a cause that’s helping millions of people…which is its own kind of pay. That said, we will help the Road Warriors raise funds as well as provide funding for food, gas and other necessities, so you shouldn’t have many out of pocket expenses during your time on the road.

Q: Can I get college credit for this internship?
A: Maybe. Different colleges and universities have different rules for what internships meet their credit criteria. We believe that this is a robust opportunity to develop a number of skill sets and will provide you with any assistance you need to help get credit for being a Road Warrior.

Q: Why do you need a video, essay, and letter of recommendation?
A: While you certainly will receive training and guidance during the course of your internship, you’ll spend a great deal of time working with administrators and students without direct oversight. We need amazing, self-starting communicators who work well with minimal supervision. We were careful to choose application elements that allow Warrior candidates every opportunity to display those skills.

Q: “What else do I need to know before I apply?”
A: Please make sure you read our Code of Conduct for the Warriors.

Q: If I have more questions before I apply, who can I contact?
A: Email us at