Aviation team intern 

Are you interested in how the EU and national level can best work together to drive transformative change in the transport sector?

Do you want to influence how we can cut the climate impact of flying? Do you want to kick-start your career at Europe’s leading clean transport campaign group and make new connections in the EU community? Then this internship is right up your alley. Transport & Environment (T&E) is offering an internship within its aviation team for a period of six months, starting in July of  2022 (start date flexible). 

About Us

Transport & Environment (T&E) is Europe’s leading clean transport campaign group. We combine the power of robust evidence and a deep understanding of the transport sector with compelling communications and impactful advocacy. We are committed to the professional development of our colleagues and invest in training from your first day with the organisation. Our people work across Europe: colleagues in Brussels, Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, and Warsaw collaborate with our 63 member and supporter groups to achieve our mission.

Your Role

As part of the internship, the successful candidate will assist the aviation team in steering the EU’s legislative proposals to reduce emissions from flying, in particular proposals to better price aviation and switch to cleaner fuels. You will also assist T&E’s campaigns to manage demand and address aviation’s considerable non-CO2 climate effects. 

More concretely, the candidate would assist in: 

  • Analysing amendments and policy proposals put forward by the European Parliament, member states and stakeholders in order to develop arguments to steer these closer towards T&E’s position
  • Developing campaigns, including identifying target audiences, and proposing analytical work to support the policy goals where needed
  • Meeting and coordinating policy asks with stakeholders and building new coalitions
  • Supporting the well-functioning of the existing coalition with other NGOs and think tanks
  • Drafting concise and informative briefings, blog posts and other communication material 
  • Helping to organise events (online and in person)

Your profile

Ideally you have some knowledge of how EU politics works, how the main EU climate policy instruments work as well as a general interest in environmental conservation and an aptitude for developing policy recommendations that would lead to positive environmental outcomes. Good interpersonal skills are essential as is a good level of English (the working language). Candidates should be able to work autonomously and collaboratively.

We are open for candidates from different academic backgrounds. Add in your motivation letter what you think you and your background would bring to this role. 

Practical information

The position is full-time, with a contract running six months from July 2022, although the dates are subject to discussion. The internship is paid according to the Belgian legal framework of “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” (remunerated with €1400 brut a month). T&E is an equal opportunities employer.

The deadline for applications is midnight CET on Sunday, 12 June 2022, and interviews will take place in the following two weeks, with a view to the candidate starting at the earliest possible opportunity. 

Applications should be sent by email to vacancy@transportenvironment.org with the application form (downloadable from the header of the page), letter of motivation and CV, all within one document and in the following order: application form, letter of motivation and CV. Please name the file as follows: Firstname_Lastname_aviation_intern. Also, please ensure the title of the job vacancy is shown in the subject line of your email.

The letter of motivation and completed application form should explain the motivation and commitment to work with Transport & Environment aims, and also highlight examples from your previous work or studies that show us that you have the skills and competencies outlined above.

Ideally this role will be based in Brussels. Currently we are working hybridly from the office and home, which would be the case for you as well.
This could change depending on guidelines from the Belgian authorities. 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted. Only applicants with the existing right to work within the EU will be considered.