[OPEN] EPG is offering an internship focusing on offshore wind (Blue Energy Fellow)   

About EPG: 

The Energy Policy Group (EPG) is a Bucharest-based non-profit, independent think-tank specialising in energy and climate policy, market analytics and decarbonisation strategy, grounded in 2014. EPG is committed to promoting long-term decarbonisation policies and actions across all economic sectors. Through publications and public events, EPG disseminates knowledge about the green transition and provides well-documented input to stakeholders and decision-makers. Its publications are freely available as research reports, opinion papers, and policy briefs. EPG’s conferences, roundtables and workshops provide a platform for informed discussion and expert analysis. EPG’s funding comes mainly from research grants, but also from sponsorships and membership fees.   

About this position:  

The selected intern will support the Energy Systems Programme, one of our two main research programmes within EPG. The intern wil work on “BLUECEE – Strengthening Policy and Governance Capacity for Blue Energy in Central and Eastern Europe” funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH via the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). The project aims at strengthening the capacity and readiness for multi-level governance of sustainable energy deployment in 4 CEE countries (Croatia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria) in the Black-Adriatic-Baltic seas region (“Three Seas Initiative”). Unlocking the offshore energy potential requires changes in strategic planning that enable the necessary preconditions (enabling infrastructure, regional cooperation, co-existence with other ecological, economic, and societal interests).   

The intern is expected to contribute mainly to EPG’s work on the Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition (BSREC), as well as to other relevant tasks within the project.   

The position is offered for a 6-months fixed-term internship contract in Bucharest, Romania. EPG welcomes applications from a diversity of backgrounds irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability.   

EPG has a range of ongoing projects, including renewable energy, industrial transition, climate technologies, carbon pricing and social acceptability of climate policies. The Energy Systems Programme is currently focused on advancing the decarbonisation of the energy mix, electricity market design, RES roll out and energy infrastructure to transition to climate neutrality  

Key responsibilities:  

  • Assisting the Energy Systems team with the work on the Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition (i.e. organizing stakeholder engagement meetings, preparing minutes of meetings, drafting policy briefs, etc.)    
  • Drafting analysis in support of our research outputs and strategic thinking regarding offshore wind   
  • Participating in international research teams as part of our research grant   
  • Monitoring key policy developments at national and EU levels, in particular on offshore wind  
  • Actively participate in the design and organisation of events, support in drafting presentations and engage with key stakeholders    
  • Drafting op-eds and commentaries   

Selection criteria  

  • Recent graduate of tertiary education (2023) or Bachelor, MSc, PhD in progress. Bachelor’s degree in climate policy or economics represents an advantage.    
  • Based in Bucharest, Romania.  
  • Age: up to 27 years. 
  • Meets the general provisions within Law no. 176/2018 regarding internship, with subsequent amendments and additions.  
  • Ability for critical thinking, summarising research, drafting reports, and communicating effectively in writing.   
  • Ability to work in a diverse team of experts.   
  • Good command of English and Romanian, both orally and in writing.    

Personal profile   

  • You are dedicated and committed to conducting research and formulating policy solutions for the decarbonisation of the Romanian and EU economy.   
  • You understand the need for reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and are passionate about contributing to climate change mitigation efforts.   
  • You are intellectually curious and able to engage in multidisciplinary research.   
  • You are willing to participate in the dissemination of EPG’s work.   
  • You are a keen team-player.   

What EPG offers   

Part-time internship (4h/day) for a 6-months contract. Days of legal holiday entitlement and a flexible work environment which can accommodate remote working. Opportunity to develop your career path and gain valuable knowledge and insights on energy and climate policy.   

Access to a strong climate change and energy experts network.   

Gross salary: €460 based on national legislative provisions.    

How to apply   

The deadline for applications is  June 17th 2024, EOD. Interviews will be conducted between 18th – 20th June 2024. Successful candidates are expected to start in July 2024. Complete applications in English should be emailed to office@enpg.ro, CCing marian.ignat@enpg.ro and mentioning in the subject of the email: Application for EPG internship (Blue Energy Fellow). The email should contain one PDF file with the following:   

  • A CV maximum of 2 pages   
  • A cover letter of maximum one page outlining your interest and motivation for applying to the internship   

Incomplete application will not be considered.   

Unfortunately, we will not be able to reply to every candidate. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of the application deadline, you should consider your application unsuccessful.   

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If you are in need of further details regarding this internship, please contact Alina Arsani, EPG Head of Energy Systems: alina.arsani@enpg.ro   

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