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.
As part of the internship, the successful candidate will assist the energy team in promoting more sustainable alternative energy sources and reducing the overall use of oil in transport. In practice, this would mean reducing reliance on biofuels and promoting more sustainable alternatives such as the direct use of renewable electricity and hydrogen based fuels. This will include both EU level work but also supporting national transpositions of the EU rules on transport fuels in key EU countries. The position will have a strong focus on hydrogen-based technologies, especially assisting T&E’s research on the EU’s ambitions for the aviation and shipping sectors.
More concretely, the candidate would assist in:
- Providing research and analysis for the team, both on request and for longer term projects
- Attending meetings with different stakeholders and policymakers
- Analysing amendments and policy proposals put forward by member states and stakeholders in order to develop arguments to steer these closer towards T&E’s position
- Monitoring and updating the team on any recent developments in the oil, biofuels, hydrogen and efuels sectors
- Supporting the development and implementation of campaigns, including identifying target audiences, and proposing analytical work to support the policy goals where needed
- Supporting the well-functioning of the existing coalition with other NGOs, think tanks and progressive industry stakeholders
- Drafting concise and informative briefings, and other communication material
- Helping to organise events (online and in person)
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. Being able to demonstrate a broad interest in ‘energy’ – oil, gas, biofuels, electricity, hydrogen and e-fuels – will help your application. 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.
The position is full-time, with a contract running one year from April 2023, although the dates are subject to discussion. Ideally, the starting date is as soon as possible. The internship is paid according to the Belgian legal framework of “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” (remunerated with €1500 gross a month). T&E is an equal opportunities employer.
The deadline for applications is midnight CET on 26th of March 2023, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the application form (downloadable below), 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_energy_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.