Alignment of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies at the IEA

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Type Regular internship

The IEA is looking for an intern to assist us with our work on improved alignment of renewable, energy efficiency and energy market policy. The term of the internship would be for 6-9 months, starting as soon as possible (ideally by April) until December 2017. (Option to start part-time). The position would work directly with a secondee from the Australian Government, working across the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division of the IEA.

The successful candidate would:
- track what other institutions are doing on this issue - and how it can inform our efforts
- research, analyse and write up case examples of aligned and misaligned policy – its causes, costs and benefits, lessons learnt
- contribute to developing an analytical framework and overall analysis of the topic
- contribute to clear communication of learning from this work stream into papers, presentations and website materials.
- assist with organising and facilitating member and emerging economy input and discussion of this topic and then synthesise findings
- if time - assist with work on optimal local integrated low carbon energy planning and policy in Indonesia – through researching and synthesising developments in relevant tools and policies.


Skills and Attributes we are seeking
- Research and analysis skills – You are able to source relevant examples from policy makers and commentators, published presentations, papers and articles. You are able to analyse and draw out commonalities from the examples.

- Excellent written communication skills - You are able to synthesise and communicate your analysis in English in an engaging, clear and succinct manner.

- Organisational skills – You are able and willing to organise workshops, meetings and events and undertake other administrative tasks associated with this work.

- Team player – You are the able to develop good working relations with people across the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Division, the IEA and externally.

- Ideal skills and experience but not required – energy policy development or implementation experience, energy policy analysis, cost benefit analytical skills, excel and modelling knowledge, low carbon economic development in developing economies.

Preference for bachelor or master student No preference
Study MSc Energy Science
Field Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences
Starts April
Length Between 6 and 9 months
Location Paris
Language English
Attachment Download
Compensation 500-700
Application procedure

Please submit your CV and a one page expression of interest which summarises the relevant skills and abilities you would bring to the role, to by cob Wednesday March 1st.

International Energy Agency

31-35 rue de la Fédération
75739 Paris

Louise Vickery through Michelle Adonis

Contact Faculty of Geosciences
Erika Dijksma