The successful candidates will be working with T&E’s Trends and Analysis team, supporting T&E’s in-house quantitative analysis on Shipping, Aviation and Energy.
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.
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:
- Investigation of non-linear flight paths in European aviation. This will involve tracking and visualising flights across the continent to calculate the climate impact of diverted routes, working with our in-house Python program that analyses automatic identification signals (AIS) from aircraft.
- 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.
- Analysis of European transport fuels potential. This work will tie together analysis of the life cycle analysis of fuels, the additional renewables required from e-fuels, the implications for the Renewable Energy Directive across transport modes.
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.
The position is full-time, with a contract running from early November 2021 to late April 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 approximately €800 net a month). T&E is an equal opportunities employer.
The deadline for applications is midnight on October 15th, and interviews will take place in the following two weeks, with a view to the candidate starting in the week of 1 November.
Applications should be sent by email to email@example.com 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_TA_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 work on site in Brussels at least 2 days a week. Depending on the developing guidelines offered by the Belgian authorities regarding COVID-19, it may become necessary that the successful applicant starts under conditions of full-time teleworking.
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.