Internship: Energy Research and Analysis
We are looking for a talented individual to work closely with the Office of Thought Leadership (TL) team in the process of researching, compiling, and analyzing renewable energy and climate- energy policy data.
The internship position is with the Office of Thought Leadership (TL)-Energy Team at GGGI. The Office will act as GGGI’s “intellectual toolkit” to achieve the maximum benefits of a climate resilient and socially inclusive green growth transition. The Office will be responsible for developing and coordinating a compelling and rigorous evidence base that showcases impact to key audiences – internal and external – through policy research, analysis, and data-driven tools and methodologies – resources that should have practical value and use to the extent possible. It will promote knowledge sharing, leverage international partnerships to expand our impact and reach, and, ultimately, help keep GGGI at the cutting edge in the international discourse in green growth and make GGGI the “go-to place” for green growth.
The Intern will work closely with the TL Energy Team supporting the processes of researching, compiling, and analyzing renewable energy and climate energy policy data for the development of research reports and country projects.
The assignment will include but not limited to:
Assist in the configuration and customization of energy models and databases;
Conduct research activities relevant to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives; such as, energy access, energy use, energy storage, renewable energy targets, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and cost and climate goals, etc.;
Contribute to GGGI’s project proposal development, research reports, and policy papers and support ongoing research, writing, and presentations by producing research memos and other briefing materials;
Track and analyze climate and energy data, market developments and polices in GGGI member countries;
Create data visualization for reports and analysis;
Supporting planning of regional and global workshops and webinars, support in delivering capacity building workshops/ conferences targeted to both internal and external audiences;
Provide administrative and logistical support to GGGI’s capacity building effort related and activities such as the organization and the reporting of conferences, events, training courses, etc.
The selected candidate should have the following qualifications:
Education & Experience
Be enrolled or a recent graduate in a Master’s or PhD-level program in Information Technologies, Energy/Energy Efficiency, Engineering, or related field;
A strong background in quantitative methods and data analysis;
Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications.
High ability to work with Excel is a must while experience in designing, building, and using Excel models for energy analysis is highly desirable;
Knowledge of data management with preferred experience and interests with databases using SQL statements;
Knowledge on energy modelling (socio-economic benefits of renewable energy deployment and Energy Efficiency using I-O tables) is a plus.
Knowledge on Latin America Energy Market is desirable.
Attention to detail and clear presentation of material/ data/ analysis;
Interest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy access, general energy issues;
Excellent English communication skills. Ability to communicate in other languages is preferred;
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds
Things to keep in mind for interns:
Duration: GGGI internship has a minimum duration of three months and can be extended as long as six months. Once selected, interns must begin their internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
Costs: GGGI interns are paid USD$500 per month. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.
Medical insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI.
Confidentiality: Interns must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.
It is highly recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid last minute technical glitches or delays. Late application will not be considered.
The internship programme is not intended to lead a career in GGGI. There should be no expectation of further employment at the end of the end of the internship.