Intern – Energy, Resources and Climate Change,Centre for European Policy Studies (SEPS) – Brussels, Belgium

Main tasks

You will become a member of the Energy, Resources and Climate Change team and contribute to the work and projects of the unit.

  • You will participate in international teams that carry out research projects;
  • You will monitor the regulatory framework for low-carbon transition, circular economy, energy and climate change in the EU and selected Member States;
  • You will assist in the organisation of our 2023 Ideas Lab, our flagship event and other events and performing communication activities;
  • You will do desk research on relevant topics;
  • You will assist in data collection;
  • You will summarise findings from interviews and meetings in written form;
  • You will assist in identifying and acquiring new research projects;
  • Other related tasks as required.

Your background and qualifications

  • You are enrolled as a student for the full duration of the internship, and about to complete a Master in economics, international relations, political/social sciences, or equivalent. A particular focus on sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, ecological/environmental economics, energy or equivalent would count as a plus;
  • You have a demonstrable interest in resources/circular economy, climate change and/or energy-related issues policy. You have conducted research assignments on one (or more) of these topics;
  • You have experience with data gathering and a good command of Excel. Knowledge of other statistical programmes is a plus;
  • You have an excellent command of English, both orally and in writing;
  • Experience in providing presentations and organising events will be considered as a plus.

Your profile

  • You are able to work in a research team comprising junior and senior colleagues and work under the supervision of a CEPS researcher;
  • You enjoy teamwork and are open to giving and receiving feedback;
  • You are flexible, organised and respect deadlines.


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