Position:  Internship or Masters degree thesis placement for climate policy analysis: development of decarbonisation pathways in the energy sector

Period:    Minimum 3 months for internship or 6 months for Master thesis placement.

Starting January or February 2017.

Full time – 40 hours per week.

Location: Berlin

Deadline: Applications as soon as possible. Position will be closed when suitable candidate is found.

(Students interested in potential positions later in the year are welcome to apply to the ongoing call for applications here).

The internship

NewClimate Institute regularly works with motivated Masters degree students, interested in a career in climate change policy and sustainable development, who may join the NewClimate Institute team for an internship of 3 months’ minimum duration, and/ or for a Master thesis placement with a 6-month duration. For this position, the candidate will support NewClimate Institute research related to the development of decarbonisation pathways for the energy sector in developing countries.  Possible tasks may include, for example:

  • Research tasks related to national energy sector policies in specific developing countries
  • Quantitative analysis of policy options related to sector decarbonisation scenarios
  • Data collection and analysis for other climate change mitigation policy research tasks
  • Administrative support
  • Support for preparation of research proposals

Combination of both an internship with a master thesis is generally possible. The internship will be remunerated. Actual conditions depend on qualification of the candidate.

Candidate profile

The preferred candidate is a highly motivated Masters degree student with a high degree of responsibility and an independent working style, and a deep interest in the field of climate change policy and energy systems.

Essential requirements:

  • Current enrolment in a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a related field of study (e.g. climate change policy, environmental policy or engineering, energy analysis, economics, etc.) (near-completion)
  • Enrolled Masters degree programme must explicitly require the completion of an internship (evidence required) or Masters thesis.
  • Knowledge of major developments in climate change policy.
  • High level of interest and competence in quantitative analysis and data handling in Microsoft Excel.
  • Languages: English essential, advanced German preferred, other languages of advantage.
  • Eligibility for internships in Germany (EU Citizen or non-EU citizen studying in Germany).

Application procedure

If you are interested in an internship or Masters thesis position, as described above, please send us your CV including a short cover letter to recruitment@newclimate.org. Please include the code “R-IN1801” in the subject line of your email.