IRENA Internship – Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, €900 a month stipend and €500 monthly accommodation + travel expenses
Deadline for Application: 11 October 2023 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi Local Time)
Title and Grade: Intern, Clean Energy Transition Scenarios
Indicative Remuneration: Monthly stipend and accommodation allowance
Duration of Appointment: 6 Months
Duty Station: Bonn, Germany
Date for Entry on Duty: As soon as possible
IRENA Internship – Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, EUR 900 a month plus monthly accommodation rate of EUR 500
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi, mandated to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
IRENA’s mission is to play a leading role in the ongoing transformation of the global energy systems as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice of renewable energy, a network hub for all stakeholders and a source of advice and support for countries. At present, IRENA has 169 Members (168 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 15 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged.
The Agency implements its mandate with the view to sustainable development, increased energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. To achieve this goal, IRENA’s Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) has provided a range of insights on possible paths for such a transformation, spanning multiple geographic areas, sectors and topics. Models and scenarios play a key role in the development of transition paths.
Against this background, IRENA coordinates the “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) Network”. The Network aims to promote the wider adoption and improved use of long-term model-based energy scenarios by: (1) sharing country experience in the use and benefits of energy scenarios for national and regional policy planning; (2) showcasing innovative tools and methods for energy scenario modelling that address the clean energy transition; and (3) identifying channels to build capacity for clean energy transition planning in countries with limited experience.
Objectives of the Internship Assignment: IRENA Internship – Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, EUR 900 a month plus monthly accommodation rate of EUR 500
The internship post is located in the Partnerships sub-programme within the Network Hub programme. The intern will provide support to the work of the Long-term Energy Scenarios Network in 2023/2024, particularly in the implementation of the outreach strategy for selected activities taking place in 2023/2024.
In line with the objectives outlined above, the intern will contribute to the day-to-day work behind IRENA’s LTES Network and the Network’s outreach strategy, including:
- Support the development of Network inputs and outputs, including but not limited to: webinars, website materials, technical and non-technical reports, workshop presentations, and outcome documents, and a wide range of Network communication materials;
- Support research on the use of energy scenarios for national and regional policy planning, as well as on the role of renewables within that process;
- Support internal and external stakeholder engagement and communication at a variety of organisational levels (e.g. national, international), and in a variety of contexts;
- Perform other duties as required.
During the internship period, the successful applicant will develop a deep understanding of the long-term scenario development process, including, in particular, issues related to its use in policymaking to achieve national and global energy and climate targets.
The intern will also be able to further develop their skills related to research, analytical thinking, drafting, meeting organization, and communications.
The internship is for a period of six months commencing as soon as possible. The exact period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the needs of the programme. The maximum duration of the internship is nine months, subject to the intern’s continued university enrolment and performance.
Minimum Requirements: IRENA Internship – Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, EUR 900 a month plus monthly accommodation rate of EUR 500
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a Master’s or doctorate programme at a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship. Recent graduates will also be included in the internship programme provided the start date of the internship is less than six months from completion of studies.
Preference is given to candidates studying in the fields of energy policy, engineering (with a focus on energy), economics, or another relevant field with a good understanding of energy system modelling and/or scenario development.
Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Knowledge of climate/energy finance mechanisms is desirable. Previous experience with the Microsoft SharePoint environment is an advantage.
Competencies: Candidates should demonstrate solid teamwork, planning and organizing, professionalism and communications skills.
Candidates must be able to work in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
Candidates should indicate in their cover letter the period of availability.
 If the selected intern is not otherwise sponsored and they are recruited outside of the commuting distance to the selected duty station, they will be they will be remunerated at a rate of EUR 900 a month plus monthly accommodation rate of EUR 500.
In addition, the organisation will pay for and arrange the intern’s travel to and from the duty station for those interns who are selected from outside of the commuting area to its premises in Bonn.