Freight and climate intern

Transport & Environment (T&E), the leading Brussels-based NGO promoting cleaner transport in Europe, is offering an internship for a period of six months, starting in early January 2019.

The successful candidate will be working with T&E's freight and climate team, supporting T&E campaigns to secure: reduced emissions from heavy-duty vehicles; safer trucks; and the reform of EU road charging law.

Responsibilities will include:

• Events and meetings organisation – for example, events in the European Parliament;

• Research projects and reports (see further below);

• Preparing presentation materials;

• Assisting with online newsletters and reporting, writing media material, blogs, etc;

• Ad hoc research related to emerging issues;

• Data analysis on aspects of freight;

• Maintaining databases.

As part of the internship, the successful candidate will undertake a specific research project with the exact scope of the project to be agreed at commencement.

Ideally the successful candidate will have some knowledge of freight transport, demonstrable interest in environmental politics and an aptitude for influencing policy.

Good interpersonal skills are essential as is a good level of English (the working language). Candidates with an engineering background are strongly encouraged to apply, though everyone with relevant skills and interest will be considered.

Applicants must include a short description of a preferred project that the candidate would like to undertake within their cover letter (for example, zero emission trucks, safer truck cabs, the reform of EU law on road charging, etc), including an outline scope, methodology and expected outcomes.

The position is a full-time one, with a contract running from early January to early July. This internship is remunerated with €755 net a month.

Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, 9 December, and interviews will take place in the following two weeks, with a view to the candidate starting in the week of 7 January.

Applications should be sent by email to vacancy@transportenvironment.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_FC_intern. Also, please ensure the title of the job vacancy is shown in the subject line of your email.

The cover letter 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 that show us that you have the skills and competencies outlined above.

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.