Position: SDG Economics intern
Oceans of Energy is the first company to design, build, and test a floating photovoltaic energy system at open sea. The challenge of renewables today is the need for large surfaces of valuable land. Our offshore solar system relieves spatial pressure on land and enables even the densely populated coasts to profit from cheap clean energy. The company is now embarking on commercial roll-out.
We are currently looking for an intern to research the economic impacts of our contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals. In our projects, we see a connection towards most of the SDGs1. We consider this of key importance, however we currently have limited knowledge on how we can translate this to quantitative economic benefits. Therefore, we are looking for a research intern in able to combine economics to sustainability impacts. This requires a team-player, able to work independent, and not afraid of responsibilities. Your focus will be towards benefits on marine life and ecosystem services, therefore a background in (marine) ecosystems could prove beneficial.
The scale-up Oceans of Energy consists of a young and vibrant team complemented with top-seniors from the offshore industry. We offer you an environment in which you can take-up key-responsibilities and develop yourself exponentially. Together with our team, you can make a lasting positive impact and revolutionize the world of clean energy.
Assessing different methods to create environmental value
Develop easily measurable performance indicators
Translate performance indicators into economic value based on existing literature
Identify possibilities to fund SDG-contributions
Collaborate effectively with variety of team members and organizations
Qualifications and Qualities:
Currently Master student in Sustainability-related studies, preferably with a commercial focus and an understanding of (marine) ecosystems
Excellent English language skills, understanding of Dutch/Spanish is beneficial
Startup mentality: enthusiastic, independent, and getting things done with simple means.
Driven, curious and always focusing on solutions
Self-directed, quick learner
Able to perform well in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
|Preference for bachelor or master student||Master students|
|Study||MSc Energy Science, MSc Innovation Sciences, MSc Sustainable Business and Innovation, MSc Sustainable Development|
|Field||Innovation, Environmental and Energy Sciences|
|Length||Between 3 and 6 months|
|Location||Valkenburg Airport (located close to Leiden centraal)|
For more information and applying, please send CV and a short motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “SDG Economics intern”