What we are looking for
Transport & Environment (T&E), the leading Brussels-based NGO promoting cleaner transport in Europe, is offering an internship position for a period of one year, starting in February 2021.
The successful candidate will be working with T&E’s Trends and Analysis team, supporting T&E’s in-house quantitative analysis on Aviation and Shipping.
The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in programming (Python is a plus) and ideally have some knowledge of transport modelling, large data management and visualisation, an 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.
Candidates with an engineering or economics background are strongly encouraged to apply, though anyone with relevant skills and interest will be considered.
What will you do
As part of the internship, the successful candidate will undertake one or several specific research projects with the exact scope of the project to be agreed at commencement. The projects would be dependent on the skill set and experience of the person. Some examples of potential projects are:
- Analysis of European shipping emissions. This will entail an optimisation of T&E’s in-house Python program to calculate ship GHG emissions, validation of its outputs against real-world reported emissions and setup of a ship emissions database for T&E’s advocacy and campaigning work.
- Analytic support to our Travel Smart campaign and development of T&E’s database tracking business travel reduction commitments of companies over the world.
- Data collection and research on various work streams of the Aviation and Shipping teams (aviation demand, LNG use in shipping, national data, etc.)
In addition, the selected person would also help with other projects within the team to gain a more fulfilling experience in working in the organisation.
What do we offer
The position is full-time, with a contract running from early February 2023 to early February 2024, although the dates are subject to discussion. The internship is paid according to the Belgian legal framework of “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” (remunerated with approximately €1400 net a month). T&E is an equal opportunities employer.
The deadline for applications is midnight 5th of February, and interviews will take place in the week of 13nd of February.
How to apply
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the application form (downloadable below), cover letter and CV, all within one document and in the following order: application form, cover letter and CV. Please name the file as follows: Firstname_Lastname_TAAS2023_intern. Also, please ensure the title of the job vacancy is shown in the subject line of your email.
The cover letter, of one page maximum, and completed application form should explain the motivation and commitment to work with Transport & Environment’s aims, and also highlight examples from your previous work or studies that show us that you have the skills and competencies outlined above.
Transport & Environment offers great flexibility in work schedule and modality. However, preference will be given to candidates able to come work regularly on site in Brussels.
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.